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If you do not like the spatial feature of Nautilus, turning it off is surprisingly easy — if you know the secret location where the option is buried using gconf-editor. But before we can use it, we need to first install the program using yum:
~> sudo yum install gconf-editor
Press 'y' when prompted to install the programs and any additional dependencies. After it is installed, source your ~/.bashrc file:
~> source ~/.bashrc
You are now ready to launch conf-editor:
~> gconf-editor
Next, click on apps -> nautilus -> preferences, and click that first box under the "always_use_browser" option. Under the Key Documentation portion of the screen, you'll suddenly see:

Enables the classic Nautilus behavior, where all windows are browsers.

Nice.

Click on File -> Quit and you're done.