Ubuntu – Typing location path instead of clicking directory buttons in the file picker dialog


Is there a way to change file picker dialog path input? I would like to type the path myself instead of clicking buttons to specify the destination path. In Nautilus I can hit Ctrl+L, to show the path text box. In Save page as dialog the same shortcut takes me to name text box.

Best Answer

I have my nautilus set to always show the location bar instead of the buttons and in Firefox, I see the location bar by default too (what you want, I believe).

To do this you have to change a gconf/dconf entry.

Up to Ubuntu 11.10:

gconftool-2 --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_location_entry --type=bool true

From 12.04 LTS and up:

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences always-use-location-entry true

You might need to restart nautilus (with nautilus -q) to see the effect but you might not.

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