From time to time I come up with ideas of actions I'd like to have available in the context menu of Nautilus. How do I add them there? Is there something like a Thunar UCA plugin for Nautilus?
You can do it with nautilus-actions. Launch
nautilus-actions-config-tool and go to Edit > Preferences > uncheck "Create a root Nautilus Actions menu" and bottom of the first tab. -- This affects all actions.
Also, in the left panel the entries (actions) can be grouped as sub-menus. Create your actions (New action'), then create a 'New menu' with right-click or under 'File' for each action category, and then drag&drop your actions of that category on it.
Which gives this:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:daniel-marynicz/filemanager-actions sudo apt-get install filemanager-actions-nautilus-extension # Nautilus sudo apt-get install filemanager-actions-caja-extension # Caja sudo apt-get install filemanager-actions-nemo-extension # Nemo sudo apt-get install filemanager-actions* # simply all filemanagers
After installation you can launch
Initial consideration of the problem:
Modern version of Nautilus Actions (
nautilus-actions package in trusty (14.04 LTS), xenial (16.04 LTS), artful (17.10)) are named as FileManager Actions (
filemanager-actions package, it is not yet packaged in Debian and Ubuntu - see at repology.org).
If you do not want to compile packages by yourself - use links in the end of this answer.
So we can try to compile this package locally:
sudo apt-get install build-essential gnome-doc-utils intltool \ libnautilus-extension-dev uuid-dev libxml2-dev libgtop2-dev rarian-compat
Note: if you need to support all three file-managers you should install two additional packages before compilation with
sudo apt-get install libnemo-extension-dev libcaja-extension-dev.
Download, extract, configure, make (otherwise, if you prefer the easy way: use the deb file from links at the end of answer)
cd ~/Downloads wget https://download.gnome.org/sources/filemanager-actions/3.4/filemanager-actions-3.4.tar.xz tar -xf filemanager-actions-3.4.tar.xz cd filemanager-actions-3.4 ./configure make -j5
Here standard way is to use
sudo make install
but this will not create deb-package (but you can remove fma with
sudo make uninstall);
sudo apt-get install checkinstall sudo checkinstall make install sudo apt-get install ./filemanager-actions_3.4-1_amd64.deb
After installation you will get new executable named
fma-config-tool, its window is named FileManager-Actions Configuration Tool and looks like:
Below is the link to compiled package:
- only Nautilus support - download filemanager-actions_3.4-1_amd64.deb-package.