Is it possible to insert an entry to Nautilus scripts in Thunar right-click menu?

I know that Thunar has it's custom actions, but I've got dozens of Nautilus scritps and I really want to achieve this.


Thunar's custom actions is a way to have the same actions in Thunar: by adding a new custom action with the path to the executable script.

sh -c `path/to/script %f`

For example, I have a script for downloading subtitles that was made for Nautilus. As I already have Nautilus running that script, to show it in Thunar actions I have added a custom action called "List all subtitles" with the command sh -c "~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts/OpenSubtitlesDownload.py %f".

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It is the very same script that can be used from both file managers, only the name is different.

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The scripts can be saved and run from anywhere in this way, not necessarily in the path required by Nautilus; just set the correct path in Thunar actions.


I place them in "~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts" folder and they show up on right click. You have to tinker a bit to see the differences from menu launching and terminal launching. This is in the Gnome desktop on SIDEBIAN. The directory for nemo is "~/gnome2/nemo-scripts"

  • Well, problem is I have no Nautilus or Nemo installed, only Thunar – woodenlegpirate Oct 10 '16 at 16:25

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