Expert tricks for Nautilus

Nautilus, the official file manager for the GNOME desktop, can help you perform tasks from browsing the filesystem to accessing Samba shares on your local network or FTP sites on the Internet -- and more. Here are a couple of tips and tools that will allow you to open a terminal window from Nautilus and resize and rotate images without opening any other program.

Trick #1: Opening terminal from within Nautilus

To launch a terminal window from within Nautlius, Fedora and Ubuntu users can use yum or apt-get respectively to install the nautilus-open-terminal extension.