How to disable Nautilus
update for later versions of Ubuntu:
Apparently Nautilus is so integrated with Ubuntu that removing it causes many other headaches. You can disable it though, look here
for more information.
- in a Nautilus file window, enter the location start-here:///
- click on Preferences, then on System, then on Sessions
- select the current session, select Nautilus in the list, and click Remove, Apply
- when you log out, enable the "Save current setup" checkbox
Alternative alternative method:
- run gnome-session-properties
- in the "Current Session" tab, set the "Style" for nautilus to "Normal", then remove it and click "Apply", and "Close"
- run gnome-session-save (note that this saves your entire current session, i.e. all open applications)
Apparently under Fedora 12 gnome-session-properties has changed again. I was able to "disable" nautilus by forcibly removing it: as root, in a tcsh, type: foreach f (`rpm -qa | grep nautilus`)
rpm -e --nodeps $f
echo $f removed
If you're running bash there must be a similar script. You could also just run
rpm -qa | grep nautilus, and remove the packages it shows one by one with
rpm -e --nodeps.