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A modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment.

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How to get thunar 1.8.4 to show bind mounts?

I am setting up a bind mount for a user : mount --bind /some/path /media/$user/test With Thunar 4.16.8 (XFCE 4.16, debian 11), this causes a nice test entry to be displayed in the devices panel. With ...
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File manager not authorized to mount external drives

I have a problem authorizing my file manager to mount external drives. Inside thunar, I get this error: failed to mount "flash-drive"; not authorized to perform operation I've already tried ...
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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

Posting here in hoping anyone involves in xfce might see it, as I don't use xfce but found thunar to be the "Best Linux File Managers" (IMHO). The symptom is the same as what reported/posted ...
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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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Thunar - Add more data to bottom status bar (like image resolution, video lenght)

By default, when a single file is selected Thunar only shows the file size and file type in the bottom status bar. I would like to add more information about the selected file in the status bar, for ...
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Thunar Volume Manager Running Script Twice

Thunar 1.6.3 running under Debian 8 (Jessie). UPDATE: Problem also exists for Thunar 1.6.11 running under Debian 9 (Stretch) I have Thunar's Volume Management enabled. I wish to run a simple script ...
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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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Thunar's "Open Terminal here" bug

I'm using Thunar 1.8.2 on Debian Testing and the "Open Terminal here" function seems buggy. I've set up the custom action xfce4-terminal --working-directory=%f with the keyboard shortcut F4. Oddly ...
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“Unable to find or create trash directory” in Thunar using xfce

I am currently using Manjaro Linux and I want to mount my two NTFS partitions from Windows to the /mnt folder. There are two ways to do this: After boot, I just simply click the partition shown in ...
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Linux Mint 19 Thunar doesn't list samba shares

I am using Linux Mint 19 Xfce 64 bit, and I am connected to a network with a Samba server. But the shares are not listed in Thunar network. I can list them with smbtree but findsmb doesn't find the ...
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Where to post bug/requests on Thunar file manager's bulk rename tool?

I would like to post a feature request concerning Thunar bulk rename tool (namely: an undo option) but I haven't found the place for that.
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thunar-archive-plugin - Failed to extract files: No suitable archive manager found

Since we uninstalled ark archiver to use file-roller on Centos 7.4 we are facing an error on thunar with the thunar-archive-plugin. Any action (extract here, extract to, create archive) give this ...
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Hide FreeBSD swap partition in XFCE or KDE file manager

I have just installed a FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE (amd64) desktop system following the Cooltrainer guide. For some reason, both XFCE's Thunar and KDE's Dolphin file managers both show an 8 GB device in ...
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Why is Nemo displaying each of my MTP devices twice?

There isn't much to add outside of the image posted. I have a Walkman and an Android device plugged into my computer, and each of them show in the Devices list on the sidebar twice. One of each of the ...
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Command to create launcher (behind the Xfce/Thunar GUI)

Thunar has an option when right-clicking the desktop to create desktop-files/launchers. Is there a command behind this GUI that could be used in other contexts?
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How to get the trash and x-gvfs-show partitions on Thunar via AwesomeVM?

TL;DR: custom partitions and trash is not showing on Thunar via AwesomeVM. XFCE: Awesome: My fstab is: # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique ...
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Browse windows network with Thunar

I have a clean installation of Xubuntu 17.10 but when I open Thunar and try to "browse network." I get an error that says "failed to retrieve share list from server. Connection timed out." The other ...
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Is it possible to backup and restore Thunar custom actions?

I think that as far as file-manager context menu actions go, Thunar's are the most accessible and easy to manage, especially that the program is so light and easy to install. I have always created a ...
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Why is usb-drive not visible with `lsblk` after having been ejected from Thunar?

If I put a USB-drive in, it will automount. I can see it with lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sdb 8:16 1 7,5G 0 disk └─sdb1 8:17 1 7,5G 0 part /media/user/usb-...
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Programmes crashing in OpenBSD 6.1

I run OpenBSD 6.1 and some programmes like thunar and firefox keep crashing randomly. Not all programms crash, however. I ran memtest, I increased datasize-max and datasize-cur both to 2048M in /etc/...
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Can I add recent items view to Thunar Bookmarks?

In File select menu I can quickly find my most recent files. Look at the top left corner. How I can choose with file open for editing. Can I add that view to Thunar? I know I can sort items in ...
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USB flash drives appear and disappear instantly from Thunar (xfce)

I have a HP Chromebook where i used crouton to install xfce on. Everything is working fine and expected. However when I whenever I plug up a flash drive (64bit formated with NTFS or 265MB formated ...
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