Ubuntu – How to completely integrate Nemo with Ubuntu


I have installed Nemo (a fork of Nautilus created by the Linux Mint Team) in my Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS with Gnome Shell 3.4.2. I followed the instructions DefaultFileManager on help.ubuntu.com, changing the "inode" and "x-directory" in the file "defaults.list", to make Nemo my default file manager.

Now everything works perfectly, except for one thing: opening folders from desktop.

I have set the option "Have file manager handle the desktop" on. Cool. The problem is that the desktop seems to be handled by Nautilus only, even if I have set another file manager as default. Every time I double click a folder on the desktop, it is opened by Nautilus, not Nemo.

Does anybody know how to fix this?

Best Answer

  • Found a solution here: http://www.fandigital.com/2013/01/set-nemo-default-file-manager-ubuntu.html

    The following command once typed into a terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T) makes nemo default

    xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search

    How to install Nemo without Cinnamon is answered here: How do I install Nemo file manager?