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Questions tagged [thunar]

A modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment.

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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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Delete files on idevice mounted via ifuse

When I mount my iPhone SE with iOS 12.1.4 via ifuse onto my system (Debian 9.8 stretch with xfce) I can see or copy all of my pictures stored on the iPhone in thunar. But I can not delete them. The ...
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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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xfce: How to align icons on right side of desktop?

How can I align icons on the right side of the desktop in xfce? In the settings I opted to hide all default icons on my desktop, but only icons of minimized windows of the current settion I let ...
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Can Xubuntu's file renamer be used without XFCE?

In Xubuntu you can select multiple files, right-click, click rename, and it will open a really useful interface for mass renaming files. Can this be installed and used on other desktops like Gnome/...
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Size difference of (deleted) empty folders [duplicate]

I deleted a few empty folders with Thunar. In the Trash, all these folders are listed with the size 4,1 kB, except for one, which is listed with the size 20,5 kB: ls -l (in .local/share/Trash/files) ...
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How to debug Thunar Custom Action

Some Thunar Custom Action that I thought would work (namely, opening multiple folders with Sublime Text), doesn't work. However, finding what is it that gone wrong is quite hard, since there is no ...
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no fonts in menus in nautilus/thunar/iceweasel debian

i am on debian 7.11 . I am running Thunar or nautilus or iceweasel in fluxbox, but I can see no fonts in the menus or i nthe filenames (in the case of the former 2). What do I need to do / what ...
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Thunar column width

I have been using XFCE on and off before but in the last 4 years it has been a constant companion along with Debian (currently Jessie), which I am running as my OS of choice in these past 4 years. I ...
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Mint 18.1 thinks SSL keys are Apple Keynote presentations?

In older versions, files ending in .key were correctly identified as SSL keys and had a bank safe icon and opened with a certificate program. After updating to Mint 18.1, they now have Powerpoint ...
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Xubuntu (XFCE) application finder suggestions

I am running Xubuntu 16.04 and rely pretty heavily on the Application Finder, which I call using ALT-F2. It's a nice way to start GUI programs when you know their names, especially since when you type ...
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Launch xterm to current directory through thunar

I am trying to set it up so in Thunar when I use open Directory Here, xterm is the terminal emulator used. I have tried 2 things: xterm -hold -e "cd '{pwd}'" and xterm -hold -e "cd %f" the %f ...
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Inform me when extraction of RAR archive (with unar via Thunar custom action) is finished

I created a custom action in Thunar for extracting RAR archives with unar: unar %N It works, but it doesn’t inform me when it’s done. Is it possible to show some kind of indicator (e.g., a ...
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“Union” based file manager

I would like to be able to perform actions on files in different locations within a common window/container. Let's say I have the following directory structure: └── DCIM    ├── browser-photos    │ ...
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Saving the output to a file when launching xfce4 terminal when using a --command switch

I'm trying to setup a custom action for thunar (these are the custom context menu commands) that will map all the files within the folder structure I'm in. If I was in terminal, all I'd have to do is ...
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Custom Columns in Thunar

When viewing files in thunar. I'd like to have columns with different information than the ones available in the Configure Columns dialog. For example, if I have a .mp3, I'd like to have columns ...
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gvfs-mount won't mount a ssh host specified in config

I am struggling with configuring gvfs-mount to work with a host that is being connected to through a proxy. My config looks like this: Host proxyhost User [username] HostName [domain] Port [non-...
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Mount a Thunar/Nautilus/Nemo gvfs bookmark using command line

I have some bookmark that use smb/sftp through gvfs, how to mount them using command line? when I click them (mount using mouse click), it shows on /run/media/myuser/BookmarkName So, is there any ...
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How to deal with characters like “:” or “?” that make invalid filenames?

I just tried to move a directory containing music files with thunar 4.10 It complained that a file name was invalid. It turned out that one file name (song title) contained a question mark. I ...
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Removing directories: Shell vs. File Manager

I've noticed that some graphical file manages such as Thunar allow you to remove any directory as long as you are the owner of this directory -- even if this directory contains a sub directory which ...
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RabbitVCS issue on Mint 17 XFCE

Is there a working package of RabbitVCS for Linux Mint 17.3 XFCE Thunar FM 32 bit? Following ubuntu section on rabbitvcs wiki, I've gone through the PPA repository option (rabbitvcs-thunar, rabbitvcs-...
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How to open automounted devices with thunar in gnome shell?

I'm would like to open automounted devices in Gnome Shell with Thunar, instead of Nautilus. Specifically, from the notification that is shown after a device is mounted. I thought of editing /usr/...
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Thunar custom action: Extraction to subdirectories

I am attempting to create a Custom Action in Thunar (File Manager) that will extract a gzip archive into a subdirectory of the same name (e.g. abc.tar.gz to abc/). I created this command, which works, ...
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Thunar fails to open gedit files

When I try to open a file with gedit in Thunar, I get a loading cursor for a few seconds, then nothing happens. In Task Manager I can see gedit --gapplication-service start for a while, then close and ...
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Is there a shortcut for opening a terminal in the current folder in Thunar?

Is there a shortcut for opening a terminal in the current folder in Thunar? This can be done by right clicking, but is there a keyboard shortcut?
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Custom action calling avconv in Thunar and Dolphin

I like to use a command like avconv -i %f -map 0:1 -c:a copy %f.m4a in the custom actions of Thunar or Dolphin to extract audio from mp4 and flv without transcoding. But that will output a name ...
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Catfish Search in Thunar doesn't work in Xfce

The Search in Thunar file manager context menu using catfish is present by default as a custom action in Linux Mint Xfce: The command used is catfish --fileman=thunar --path=%f (also recommended here:...
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How does filetype determination by filename extension in addition to XDG spec (mimeapps.list) work

I'm trying to set the default application for R noweb files but fail to find the place where this is specified. The reason for this is that my file managers seem to determine the file type by filename ...
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how does Thunar generate thumbnails? [closed]

How does Thunar generate thumbnails? Does it generate them themself or does it use some external tool?
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How can I open thunar so that it selects specific file?

Like in title. On Windows, I can do this: explorer /select,"C:\folder\file.txt" which will result in opening of explorer.exe, that will immediately open C:\folder and select file.txt. I believe ROX ...
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Raw thumbnail working in Thunar but not in Nautilus

I am using Arch with Gnome 3. I installed raw-thumbnailer using pacman and got raw thumbnails working in Thunar. I thought installing raw-thumbnailer will also make Nautilus to show raw thumbnails. ...
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Extract audio from video without conversion in Thunar custom actions

Thunar custom actions can be used to convert media files by adding a simple command like avconv -i %f %f.mp3 I would like a command to extract aac sound from mp4 and flv files with a Thunar custom ...