|Open Nautilus window by clicking Places -> Home Folder, the default view of your Home Folder will show.
Select Edit -> Preferences.
|In Views pane:
Select View new folders to be using List View,
check Use compact layout,
check Text beside icons and
select Default zoom level to be 50%.
|In Behavior pane:
Check Always open in browser window.
|In Preview pane:
Select Never for all file previews.
Note: Nautilus considers files on AFS as Local files, so if previews are enabled browsing your home folder on AFS will be extremely slow.
|Close ALL nautilus windows for the reconfiguration to take effect.|
|Once reconfigured a much more functional Nautilus layout will be presented.|