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I often attach files when on the web (using Chrome/Firefox), or when using email (Thunderbird). I need to navigate to a specific folder, and there I often need one of the most recent files.

However, Thunar always resets the "Order by" column to "Name", so for every single attachment I need to re-order the column. This becomes annoying after so many attachments from the same folder.

Is there a way of having Thunar remember the "Sort By" column for a certain folder? And if not, is there a way of setting Thunar to always sort by date? I think I prefer this over the "Name" column, generally.

Using: XFCE, Thunar, Arch Linux.

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$EDITOR .config/gtk-2.0/gtkfilechooser.ini

You are looking for the line SortColumn and SortOrder

SortColumn=modified
SortOrder=descending

should give you what you are trying to achieve.

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