Nautilus should be thought of as a file manager. It is capable of rendering web pages, but it does this by calling an embedded external viewer, and by default out of the box, it views the HTML source rather than the rendered page.

As a file manager, Nautilus is attractive. By default, it shows files in an intuitive and friendly way. As with Konqueror, image files and various other file types are shown as thumbnails or miniature copies of themselves. Selecting and copying files using the copy-and-paste or drag-and-drop features works as expected, but there is no means of splitting the main window. If you want to drag files from one directory to another, you need to have each directory open in a separate window.

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