Picked this tip up from http://ubuntuguide.net
I used to click Places->Home Folder to browse my home folder and find out something by navigate in this nautilus file manager.Here’s a quick-way to open folders in ubuntu desktop which will save a lot of time.
Just press / key in your ubuntu desktop,and a “Open Location” window pop up.
then,press enter to launch root folder or type ~/ to open home folder as well as Alt+Home key combination,/mnt/ to open mnt/folder:
In this “open location” window,you can also type following:
Shows Computer, lists the disk partitions
Shows the network locations
Lists the fonts installed on the system
Opens the CD Writing Window.
Lists the themes available for the Gnome Desktop
Gives access to system settings
samba – windows network