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Create new "Properties" Custom-Action

I use the "Properties" option a lot for file information and it annoys me that it's right at the bottom of the Right-Click menu. I know how to create 'Custom-Actions' and that they can be ...
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Thunar custom actions - how to import selections into zsh script

Xubuntu 22.04 Thunar 4.16 I am working on a script that works similarly to detox but does not require root privileges as it will only be allowed to operate on files or folders in the user's home ...
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Thunar warning content type loading failed

I'm running a bash script that collates and organises files before turning it into a zip. When I run the script, multiple Thunar 'warnings' and 'critials' pop that I have a hard time figuring out what ...
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gThumb won't open from its own .desktop file nor from thunar, xdg-open is ok

gThumb doesn't start when launched from Thunar (right click, open with, gThumb). I also can't run it with dex /user/local/share/application/org.gnome.gThumb.desktop. In both cases nothing happens, no ...
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Debian, Xfce: Volumes mounted by Thunar unmounted after suspend, "file exists" when trying to mount them again with Thunar

I've just reinstalled my Linux desktop, and now have a problem that I haven't experienced on Ubuntu Xfce: If I mount a volume, suspend the computer and then wake it up, volumes that were mounted ...
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What backend does the Xfce file manager Thunar use when copying files?

Which utility does Thunar use when copying files? Rsync, cp? How can I find out?
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thunar custom action to print selected file path and simulate enter key press

I have a file zx-script.mjs I need to write a thunar custom action that opens the terminal or konsole in the current directory, prints ./zx-script.mjs and emulates the enter key to run the script. How ...
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How to make Thunar mount a drive with exec option enabled?

I have a Linux executable placed on a FAT32 flashdrive. But, whenever I clicked the exe on Thunar, it doesn't get started. Instead, Thunar opens up the "Open With" dialog. From searching, I ...
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Browser download location file manager is not using system default file manager

As a bit of background, I'm using Arch Linux with i3 as my window manager and I recently stopped using Nautilus as my default file manager and started using Thunar. The browser I'm using is Brave and ...
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How to partially hide big file names in Thunar?

Is it possible to hide filenames that are too big in Thunar? As for now, they stretch the row to fit their names, like in the image: It not only wastes too much space, but also makes harder to ...
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Escape %d for pdfseparate in a thunar custom action

I want to create a thunar custom action that lets me right-click a PDF and then select "split PDF" to split it into individual pages. The command to do this is: $ pdfseparate mypdf.pdf ...
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chattr +i does not work as a thunar custom action

This Thunar custom action is not working when used in 20.04. It works in 18.04? sudo chattr -f +i %f This does not work either. pkexec chattr -f +i %f
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Questions about mounting

Thunar mounts usb drive automatically in '/run/media/user/some random number'. How can i mount it in the same way in the terminal, instead of specifying mount location? Why doesn't thunar require ...
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No such file using thunar

This is really frustrating. The directory exists. andy@7 /media/andy/5b4b2ae5-9aaa-4559-9f41-afb313998c75/home/andy/bin> How do I fix this? cd: /media/andy/5b4b2ae5-9aaa-4559-9f41-afb313998c75/...
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Do I have to lock dependencies when locking Thunar at current version?

For the purpose of this problem I have decided to lock Thunar to current version in Muon. My goal is that Thunar stays as it is and its configuration files that it owns in /usr/share/dbus-1/services/ ...
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remove desktop/trash shortcut from thunar (xfce)

I use Linux Mint 21 XFCE. By default the file manager thunar has shortcuts for the desktop folder and the trash folder. I am not able to move/delete these two by right-clicking on the shortcut so I ...
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Showing hidden files by default in file browser except home directory

I have pretty much the same question as this guy but not for Ubuntu - for Cinnamon and Xfce Mint and MX (though of course an answer that is valid for many distros / GUIs would be especially helpful ...
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File manager time to run --- why are some very slow?

Some file managers open very slow on kubuntu, bullseye 11. I had a problem on UDisks2VolumeMonitor, so fixing this, halved the time needed to run. (ps. UDisks2VolumeMonitor --> problem on mraid2 ...
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How lookup deletion date of files in Trash from command line

I want to restore I file I deleted accidentally. I cannot go to the trash/wastebasket folder and simply restore the file, because I've no idea what the file was. I deleted it by accidentally pressing ...
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problem with thunar after installing lxqt desktop

I have Debian 11 with xfce desktop.After i also installed lxqt desktop when i open the Thunar file manager it doesn't show two of my ntfs partitions in left panel. ‌‌‌But the partitions can be mounted ...
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Thunar option "Open terminal here" not always working

I am posting here in the hope someone invloved in xfce might see it. The issue is the same as what is reported here in 2017: When I try the option "Open terminal here" in a folder, it only ...
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Run command after file manager (Thunar) window is closed

I am writing a simple script where I need to open a directory dirname with Thunar and delete that directory after closing the Thunar window. I was expecting something like thunar $dirname && ...
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How do i add a shortcut to open terminal in that folder Thunar

Thunar does show terminal option when right clinking inside a folder but i want to specify a shortcut(super shift E) to open terminal in the folder that is open is that possible? if so how do i do ...
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Custom actions in Thunar: keyboard shortcut already in use

I wanted to add an action in Thunar to open new terminal with super+T shortcut. I added a new custom shortcut from Custom Actions menu, but it says keyboard shortcut already in use when I try to set ...
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GVFS not supporting schemes other than file:///

This is what I believe to be the root of a much larger problem with my install of GVFS. I'm running XFCE4 on Linux Mint 20.04, and from day 1 have not been able to use GVFS functions in any file ...
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How install XFCE and remove gnome on Ubuntu 20.0.4 LTS

Was running xUbuntu 18.0.4 LTS and upgraded (re-install via DVD) to Ubuntu 20.0.4. I'd like to get back to the XFCE Desktop as it find gnome unusable for my application. In particular I have a lot ...
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Thunar bug? Should i report to Xfce or Ubuntu?

Start up with farily slow, then file manager won't open, and nothing thunar related will work. I get the error message when i try to shut down my PC through GUI. "GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus....
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Where are Thunar's favorites/shortcuts stored?

I would like to add the folders that I drag & drop in the sidebar to my dot files repository. However, when I go into the ~/.config/Thunar and I looked at all the files, I don't see my folders.
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Could not find "/home/user/%U" after changing default file manager

I'm running Mint 20 XFCE, I kinda didn't liked the default Thunar file manager, so I installed Nemo. What I tried I set as default file manager nemo from the preferred applications settings and also ...
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How to remove saved smb or sftp username and password in thunar kali linux?

I have logged in to a user and logged out, after that, I want to connect to the same host again but on different user. And i can not do that because thunar automatically logged me into the old user. I ...
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Failed to load module "colorreload-gtk-module"

On Archlinux, when I try to load Thunar from shell I get this error: Gtk-Message: 20:29:21.004: Failed to load module "colorreload-gtk-module" and frequently Thunar stop work. I don't know ...
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udisks2: Use a specific mount point when mounting from file manager on-demand

I have an internal partition that I do not automount using fstab, but mount on-demand from the file manager by clicking on the partition icon, using udisks2. This setup works great, except that ...
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What's the best way to safely remove an external hard drive from Manjaro?

I had an aging Western Digital external USB HD (spinning, not flash memory) that periodically disappears from the Device section on my Thunar File Manager. I have Manjaro installed. I am able to ...
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RabbitVCS Install On Thunar / Kubuntu 20.04

I'm trying to get RabbitVCS working on Kubuntu (20.04) via Thunar (1.8.14), but try as I might, nothing seems to work. Certainly it doesn't work according to their official install directions. I ...
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Thunar says "not authorized to perform this operation" when I try to mount a partition. How can I fix this?

I use Thunar and Pcmanfm. Both are displaying the same problem. It was working fine before. Suddenly one day this message appeared. As far as I remember, I've not changed anything knowingly. Edit 1: ...
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Thunar/PCManFm/Nautilus freeze 25 seconds at startup

I'm on Kali Linux with everything up-to-date. It freezes 25 seconds whe lauch Thunar/PCManFm/Nautilus or other file manager based on GTK. It doesn't happen when PC is just booted on, it start ...
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How could one, given a thumbnail image in ~/.cache/thumbnails, find the originally thumbnailed image?

I understand that Thunar utilizes tumbler to generate thumbs, and I know these thumbs exist on my system in ~/.cache/thumbnails. My goal is to write a script to check for the existence of a ...
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Why do files become 'invisible' when execution permissions are revoked? [duplicate]

This is somewhat related to my, now resolved, question here here. When I ran chmod 666 on group of files they stopped showing up in the GUI (thunar) but I could see them when I ran ls. When I found ...
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Can I prevent my system from creating .Trash-1000 folders on network shares?

Let's assume that I'm not going to remember to hit shift-delete every time I remove (temporary) files on a network share, or to delete using rm when I'm working on the share (as discussed previously ...
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What is the Xfce desktop manager - given it's not Thunar? (What is the Xfce equivalent of nemo-desktop)?

Trying to make Nemo take over the desktop in Mint Xfce I found that very difficult, even if Thunar is uninstalled. Therefore, it is not Thunar by itself that handles the desktop (the icon desktop I ...
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Make Nemo handle the desktop in (Mint) Xfce

For the purpose detailed below uninstalling Thunar is not a solution. The behavior described below stays the same if Thunar is uninstalled. So, it is not Thunar as such that handles the Xfce desktop....
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Why an installed package has no affect for sudoed user?

I've installed Debian 10 with Xfce DE. Thunar app is the default file manager. On Edit > Preferences > Advance Thunar shows a warning message. This message is about gvfs dependencies to ...
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How to undo e.g. a move operation in Thunar on Debian?

Currently I fail to find whether it's possible to undo an operation in Thunar on Debian. For example, if I move a file using Thunar, how may I then undo this? I tried using right click on the file ...
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xfdesktop and Thunar not displaying removable drives

This happened to me at least once before. What happens is, that after updating and rebooting (Fedora 30), xfdesktop and Thunar don't show removable drives anymore. Sometimes this issue seems to fix ...
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How reclaim pdf file type from FoxitReader?

I installed FoxitReader. Now when I look at the detailed listing in my file browser (Thunar), it displays the filetype of any pdf as 'FoxitReader document'. How do I get it to display simply as PDF?
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Can I mark files as recently-used from the command line?

GTK applications mark files as recently used by adding them to the XML in ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel, but I am frequently working with files from terminal-driven applications like latex, and ...
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Cannot type file paths on any Open File Dialogs?

There is no way I can type/paste a file path when I use some Open File dialog: There is not right click option or anything. I use linux Mint XFCE 19.1: linux@linux:~$ uname -a Linux linux 4.15.0-20-...
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What is the correct Way to create new Mime Types and Icons on Ubuntu?

i'm on Xubuntu and i use Thunar File Manager. I want to create some new Mime Types and associated Icons. Sometimes it works, sometime not and sometimes there are unintended results (the same icon for ...
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Ubuntu / XFCE: Nautilus not opening files

I recently had my office PC upgraded from ubuntu 14.04 to 18.04, with the XFCE interface (v4.12) installed. I dislike the standard file browser (thunar) so used one of the answers to this thread to ...
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File manager instances not showing among running processes

I've over 10 windows of a file manager (Thunar, on Xubuntu Core 18.04) open, but ps aux|grep thunar shows nothing (except for the grepped string). Why? ps -e doesn't not show anything either. EDIT: ...
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