Ubuntu – How to reorder the Nautilus right-click menu


Is it possible to reorder the default items in the Nautilus context menu?

e.g. when I right-click on an archive, the top item is "Open with Archive Manager" but way down the bottom is "Extract Here".

I would like to move the "Extract Here" item next to the "Open with Archive Manager" item as they are both actions that deal with the archive itself.

Best Answer

It is unfortunately not possible to do this, because of the changes to Nautilus and the removal of /usr/share/nautilus/ui/nautilus-directory-view-ui.xml. It has been asked (June 2012) in the gnome nautilus mailing lists, and it is clear from the developers' responses that one would now have to download the source code, patch it, and then recompile it to re-order menus.

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