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I like thunar but I would like to change its maximum and unsettable preview size.

By default use a dimension of about 64x64 and I would prefer to use a size of 128x128. I think it's possible to do it in some way, but I don't know how.

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When you open thunar, go to the view menu and click zoom in until you get the right icon size. You can also use ctrl++ to zoom in.

I think there may be a way to set the default value in Xfconf, but I have not been able to confirm this.

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The maximum size you can set in thunar is 64x64. I think in the manual config files you can overcome this limit. I'll search in the xfconf. We'll see. – Hadden Sep 21 '11 at 19:27

As an alternative you can try pcmanfm:

pcmanfm thumbnail display preferences

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