I am using elementary OS freya.

How to get right click menu when the folder is in column view and folder is fully populated and takes all the space.

I got right click menu for list view by clicking on header.

I don't find any way for View as column


I was able to get rightclick menu from keyboard key, but not from mouse.

2 Answers 2


This is a known bug in the file manager.

In the list view you can click on the column header (the top bar, the one that says filename, size,...) to obtain the menu

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...but for the column view such a trick doesn't exist.

  • I am accepting this as answer. Please update the answer once there is fix :)
    – Ravan
    Commented Jan 3, 2016 at 1:40

At least to create a new folder you can use Ctrl+Shift+N

  • It is to create new folder, correct?
    – Ravan
    Commented Jan 1, 2016 at 9:30
  • Yes. I have specified that in the answer :) Commented Jan 2, 2016 at 19:02

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