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I like Nautilus better than Thunar, so I use Nautilus on Xubuntu, but Thunar is still on the desktop. Can I switch that somehow?

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marked as duplicate by Eric Carvalho, Florian Diesch, Eliah Kagan, Warren Hill, karel Jun 26 '14 at 12:06

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Have a look at – Tim Jun 21 '14 at 13:30
Nope, I mean on the desktop, when all programs are closed or minimised. Not the default file browser, I've already set that to Nautilus. – WOLF LΔMBERT Jun 21 '14 at 14:28
So the desktop uses nautilus? As it's icons etc? – Tim Jun 21 '14 at 14:32
That should change it for the desktop as well. – Eliah Kagan Jun 26 '14 at 2:57

Replace Thunar with Nautilus in Xubuntu session configuration:

sudo nano /etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-session.xml


  <property name="Client3_Command" type="array">
    <value type="string" value="Thunar"/>
    <value type="string" value="--daemon"/>


  <property name="Client3_Command" type="array">
    <value type="string" value="nautilus"/>
    <value type="string" value="--no-default-window"/>
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