5.3. GNOME desktop integration

TortoiseHg also provides shell integration with the GNOME desktop via a nautilus-python plugin. If you have installed TortoiseHg from a distribution package, the odds are that this extension is already configured. If not, please consult our Wiki for instructions on how to enable this feature.

While the nautilus extension does not have its own GUI for managing the overlays and context menus, it does support command promotion into the top menu. It requires you to edit your ~/.hgrc file and add lines like these:

promoteditems = commit, log, synch
Nautilus screenshot

GNOME/Nautilus screenshot

While convenient in most cases, the overlay feature can cause slowdowns on big repositories. To disable overlays, edit your ~/.hgrc file and add:

overlayicons = false