Ubuntu – How to auto-expand ALL sub-directory levels in Nautilus tree view, via the keyboard

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In Nautilus tree-view, pressing * (asterisk) expands the selected directory structure by ONE level.

Pressing * again will expand the structure by one more level.
…etc, etc, untl all levels are expanded.

Is there some way to expand ALL levels in just a single action?.

Best Answer

  • I'd suggest this is by design - if I click on File System then expand all branches this could take a huge amount of time, especially if I have NFS shares mounted, or similar. Or even worse - if I have a FUSE filesystem mounted, like sshfs, and Nautilus wants it to expand the entire subtree... not good.