I just installed eOS today and after 6 hours I am pretty happy with the environment while all of the tasks I feel so far I need to be able to accomplish have been covered. Question, in the Applications in the top left corner, two 'Files' icons-applications have appeared. The first one describes itself as 'Browse your files' while the second describes itself as 'Access and organize files'. What is up? :) I have attached a screenshot as well.enter image description here

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"Access and organize files" is Nautilus. You can rename the icon in /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop

  • Hello Cristian, thank you for your reply. Your response makes sense but I cannot change the name, pls see screenshot attachedfile:///home/neos/Pictures/Screenshots/Screenshot%20from%202017-12-16%2013.03.46.png
    – Iri
    Commented Dec 16, 2017 at 2:05
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    In Terminal: sudo scratch-text-editor /usr/share/applications/nautilus.desktop. Then change Name=Files to Name=Nautilus. Commented Dec 16, 2017 at 9:16
  • Do I need nautilus? How can I remove it? It has ugly interface i.sstatic.net/APPFQ.png "Files" looks much better... i.sstatic.net/FKzUb.png Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 22:46

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