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Keywords: spatial, spacial (incorrect spelling), Nautilus
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Q. How do I stop GNOME for opening a new window every time I go
to a new folder?
A. This started in GNOME 2.6  and ended in GNOME 2.3 [2010 *]. The file browser in GNOME is called Nautilus
and this mode is called "spatial". To disable it do this:
- Launch The Configuration Editor
- Go to apps > nautilus > preferences
- Check "always use browser"
Or on the command line:
conftool-2 -t bool /apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_browser -s true
[* NOTE - the numbering scheme has goes sequentially from a .1 release to a
.99 release, thus 2.8 is older than 2.18]