What are the new Nautilus (3.6) shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04?

I post this question since new nautilus is very ‘keyboard unfriendly’, specially for one-key shortcuts. From 3.4 to 3.6 the very useful ‘backspace’ shortcut to go to parent directory has gone (along many other features).

In particular I would like to know how to go to the parent directory.

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

It’s not obvious looking at the user interface that there are any shortcuts. However most of the ones that worked in Nautilus 3.4.2 (as used in 12.04) still work in 3.6.

This list may not be exhaustive, feel free to edit this answer to add more if I have missed any out. All the following work in Nautilus 3.6 (as shipped with Ubuntu 13.04):

New tab Ctrl+T

New window Ctrl+N

New folder Shift+Ctrl+N

Open folder in new tab Shift+Return

Properties Alt+Return

Close window Ctrl+W

Close all windows (quit) Ctrl+Q

Make link Ctrl+M

Add bookmark Ctrl+D

Edit bookmarks Ctrl+B

Undo Ctrl+Z

Redo Ctrl+Y

Cut Ctrl+X

Copy Ctrl+C

Paste Ctrl+V

Select all Ctrl+A

Select items matching Ctrl+S

Invert selection Shift+Ctrl+I

Show hidden files Ctrl+H

Zoom in Ctrl++

Zoom out Ctrl+-

Normal size Ctrl+0

List view Ctrl+1

Icons view Ctrl+2

Go to home directory Alt+Home

Go to parent directory Alt+Up Arrow

Go back Alt+Left Arrow

Go forward Alt+Right Arrow

Go to specified location Ctrl+L

Search files (find) Ctrl+F

Rename F2

Solution 2

In Nautilus 3.6, Alt + Up (Arrow) will take you to the parent directory.

If you are technically inclined, adding

gtk_accel_path "/ShellActions/Up" "BackSpace"

to the Nautilus config file (~/.config/nautilus/accels) will re-implement Backspace as the parent-directory shortcut. Source: http://devshards.blogspot.com/2013/04/edit-keyboard-shortcuts-in-nautilus-36.html

Please backup your configuration file before trying to change it. Inputting data wrong could probably break your nautilus.

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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