text-mode location bar in Ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu‘s Unity interface in 11.04 is nice, very minimalist – but I keep finding little things that have been removed which force me to stop and Google for awhile before I can get on with my work. The latest one to peeve me was that the little pencil icon which toggled showing the text location bar in Nautilus is gone, leaving me with just the stupid folder buttons to navigate around which is really slow, especially when I want to browse a Windows share where I’m used to typing

smb://machine-name

which is akin to when you open a run dialog in Windows and type:

\\machine-name

Well, luckily Alin Andrei had me covered on this one. Just knowing that I can get to it with a quick forward slash ( / ) is good enough ( ESC to exit ), I don’t think I need to enable it full time.

  • http://www.in8sworld.net/blog/ Nate

    I’ve been finding that the forward slash doesn’t always work :( However, Andrew’s article mentioned CTRL+L which definitely works every time.


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