Nautilus is the official file manager for the Gnome desktop environment. It is designed to be primarily a file manager, but there is support for web and file viewing too. This page is meant to help you find information about Nautilus.
Nautilus can be enhanced with various extensions. The available packages are named nautilus-*.
Since version 3.4 Nautilus does not provide any more by default the possibility to add emblems to folders and files. This extension adds this capability to the Properties context menu. The extension is still in alpha stage, e.g. version 0.1.0 from DebianWheezy does not allow to remove emblems. This feature is added in the version from November 2013, however, it is necessary to refresh the Nautilus window (e.g. F5) after each change to see the added or removed emblem.
allows to open a terminal in arbitrary local or distant folders. It provides a right-click "Open Terminal" option in any Nautilus window.
Frequently Ask Questions (F.A.Q.)
Question: When using Nautilus and navigating through directories, randomly Nautilus becomes very slow. A "Loading" appears. Sometime up to 60 seconds delay between each directory. Same issue when using Nautilus to create new files or new directories.
Answer in Slow Nautilus
Question: How to get a root nautilus
Nautilus - German wiki about Nautilus
https://wiki.gnome.org/action/show/Apps/Nautilus - project web page
https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Nautilus - Free Software Foundation info
https://github.com/agonzalezro/gnome3-emblems - homepage of nautilus-emblems
upstream specific information