Always show location in Nautilus

Posted on Monday March 04, 2013 / by Eric Potvin

By default Nautilus does not show the location in the address bar. Here's a simple solution to enable the location in the address bar instead of pressing CTRL+L all the time.

Command line

gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences always-use-location-entry true

Using dconf-tools

If you prefer the non geek way, you will need to install dconf-tools.

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Then, run the command in terminal:


Once the application is open, navigate to: org -> gnome -> nautilus -> preferences.

There, you will find the option always-use-location-entry, simply enable it by checking it.