Ubuntu – How to replace Nautilus with Nemo in Gnome 3


I would like to replace Nautilus(Default gnome shell file manager) with Nemo file manger in Gnome 3.

How can I do that ?

Best Answer

  • Based on here,

    After Nemo file manager installation, set Nemo as default File-Manager and allow desktop handling by Nemo open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

    xdg-mime default nemo.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false
    gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons true

    Now enter this command in terminal to check that now Nemo is your default file manager :

    xdg-mime query default inode/directory

    If you want to go back with Nautilus as default File Manager try these commands:

    xdg-mime default nautilus*.desktop inode/directory application/x-gnome-saved-search
    gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-desktop-icons false
    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons true