Friday, April 12, 2013

Create New Document context menu item missing in Nautilus 3.6.3

I recently installed the new Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 which comes with Nautilus(Files) 3.6.3.  While I am loving Ubuntu Gnome one annoying thing missing from Nautilus(Files) is the ability to right click and create a blank file(previously called "Create New Document" in the context menu) .  It was decided that this feature would be removed in the newer versions of Nautilus which seems like a strange feature to remove to me as it is incredibly useful.

If you would like to add the option back in you simply need to run the following command at the Terminal:

touch ~/Templates/Text\ File.txt

NOTE: you can add other types of files to the templates folder and they will also appear n the context menu.