Research indicates that there are issues between Thunar and Nautilus.
Replacing Thunar with Nautilus?:
The desktop component doesn't play well yet with the filemanager because it is using the dbus interface of thunar directly.
Thunar File Manager:
It does not play nice (at all) when copying out of it's own Thunar window and into the Nautilus window.
My own experience is that I cannot cut/copy/drag files directly from the desktop to a Nautilus window. I get the following 2 errors:
Error while moving "New Folder ".
There was an error moving the file into /home/****/From Desktop.
Error moving file: No such file or directory
Error while moving.
There was an error getting information about "".
Operation not supported
I get exactly the same errors when attempting to copy/cut/drag from a Thunar window to a Nautilus window.
- Use the Thunar file manager when working directly with the desktop (cut/copy/drag)
- Do all of your file operations from within Nautilus itself
So even if Thunar has been completely removed from the system, you should still be able use workaround #2.
- Xubuntu 12.04
- Nautilus 3.4.2
- Thunar 1.2.3