Nautilus Actions Extra Adds More Features To Ubuntu Right-Click Menu

Scripts have always been a great way of enhancing the functionality of the Nautilus file browser. A good example is the Shred File Script, which allows securely erasing your data. Nautilus Actions Extra is a set of scripts for Nautilus 3, which adds a number of useful options to the Ubuntu right-click menu. The available scripts and actions include advanced search, check file type, calculate file size, verify, view and save MD5 checksums, convert image and audio files, batch rename (pyRenamer), add emblems, the option to set an image as the desktop wallpaper, open a file with Gedit (as a root user), the utility to mount or unmount ISO files, convert videos and much more.

You can install Nautilus Actions Extra in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin by entering the following commands in the Terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dr3mro/nautilus-actions-extra
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions-extra
nautilus -q

After installation, the numerous scripts are automatically added to the Ubuntu right-click menu and relevant actions appear when you right-click a file or folder. For example, when you right-click a video file, the option to convert the video becomes available, along with other options. Similarly, when you right-click a folder, the additional options, such (asĀ  to emblemize the folder), appear in the context menu (as shown in the below image). The below image displays the various actions that are available for folders, these include Advanced Actions (Emblemize, check file type and calculate file type), checksum verification, Visibility (to hide or unhide items), Advanced Search (to search for files and folders), batch renaming utility and file name repair feature.

Nautilus Actions Extra

If you would like to remove or re-organize any of the available actions, then, launch Nautilus Actions Configuration Tool by entering the below command in the Terminal:

gksu nautilus-actions-config-tool

This will open a new window (as shown below), in which you can perform desired configurations. Other than removing and organizing items, you can also change their display and other settings in relation to command execution, base names, memtypes, folders, schemes, etc.

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You can report bugs and issues regarding Nautilus Actions Extra at the Launchpad.

Nautilus Actions Extra