Install Nautilus 3.12.2 in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10

Nautilus is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop. It allows you to browse directories, preview files and launch applications associated with them. It is also responsible for handling the icons on the GNOME desktop. It works on local and remote filesystems.

The latest update 3.12.2 is currently available in Gnome3 staging Repository and ready for testing. It comes with a number of bug fixes:

  • Don’t resolve symlinks before launching an application
  • Fix a crasher when switching location out of trash
  • Fix a crasher when enumerating windows
  • Fix a crasher when listing bookmarks
  • Use headerbar in bookmarks dialog
  • Fix arrow direction in connect server dialog for RTL
  • Use spaces between em dashes in file operations
  • Do not use legacy emblem names
  • Sync the GTK+ setting for ‘sort-directories-first’

[infobox color=”#dd3333″ icon=”warning”]Extra care should be taken when updating, as there might be undesired issues as reported by a user. This package had since been updated after this post was made.[/infobox]

Install Nautilus 3.12.2 via Gnome3 Staging PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus
sudo apt-get -f install

Install Nautilus 3.12.2 using Vascofalves PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vascofalves/gnome-backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus

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