Using Nautilus as a Network Browser

Another handy Nautilus feature is its ability to function as a network browser. You can, for example, see what networks and shares are available to you on your home or office network by double-clicking Network Servers in the side pane of the Nautilus window or by going to the Places menu in the GNOME Panel and selecting Network. You can do the same from within a Nautilus window by going to its Go menu and selecting Network. Icons for any networks or computers on that network would then appear in the Nautilus window. From that window, you can then double-click your way to a share that you have permission to access, such as the Shared Documents folder of a Windows machine or the public folders of a Mac. By the ...

Get Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.