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Thunar does not show preview icons for media files [closed]

Admins, please don't mark this as a duplicate as it is NOT a duplicate of this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1561446 Background: I am currently running regularly updated Xubuntu 14.04 on ...
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File/directory compare with right click in Thunar / Xubuntu

I would like to be able to compare files or directories by multiple-selecting them and then right clicking (for example, if there was a "compare" option in the context menu). On Ubuntu with Nautilus, ...
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Install RabbitVCS for Thunar: package thunarx-python missing

On 14.04 Trusty, trying to install RabbitVCS from the RabbitVCS-PPA results in the following error: $ sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-thunar Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Hide padlock symbols in Thunar (Xubuntu)

I manage the computers in our local youth house. I've made an new account and changed the ownership of the desktop folder and icons so they couldn't be edited or removed. Now there's appearing a ...
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Why is Thunar the default file manager in XUbuntu?

What was the reasoning behind using Thunar as the default file manager in XUbuntu (compared to Ubuntu's default of Nautilus). Unless I have mistakenly installed it (if so, likely as another ...
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What could be the reason I only see my group in parentheses in the file manager in the owner column?

I decided to reinstall Xubuntu 14.04 LTS after I botched an earlier install. After the reinstall I copied the backup I had, of my home directory, back in place (same username, same uid (1000), same ...
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Where is my “xubuntu desktop”?

I am using xubuntu 14.04 for some weeks now. Today I did some kind of "hard shutdown" - I "ejected" an USB stick ... and that took ages; and as I didnt care about the stick content; I ran "shutdown"; ...
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Nautilus on Xubuntu's desktop? [duplicate]

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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Populate Places' “Recent Documents” from Thunar?

I'm using Xubuntu & seem to have Thunar and Nautilus/Files installed. THe bookmarks menu and other things seem to default to Thunar, which I prefer, but clicking on the Dropbox taskbar icon opens ...
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Dual pane does not work in Thunar?

I have Thunar 1.6.3 but dual pane (comes up with F3 in nautilus) does not work. How do I enable it? I only have tabs!? Running UbuntuStudio 14.04
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Thunar, open in terminal does not work in sftp or ftp

Thunar has "Open terminal here" option just like nautilus when you install "nautilus-open-terminal" package. My problem is it does not work when I connect to sftp. I need this very often. How do I ...
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How to completely change file manager in Xubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

i've been trying to get Nautilus to run everything file related in my Xubuntu... Without sucess. I got it right up to the desktop. My desktop is completely empty and clicking on it does nothing, ...
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How do I stop Gimp from autolaunching on startup?

Gimp launches every time I log into Xubuntu (v. 13.10). Gimp is not shown under Settings Manager-> Sessions and startup. It does not appear in ~/.config/autostart. I immediately close Gimp in these ...
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Acces to the “burn:///” directory from the terminal?

How can i acces the "burn:///" directory from the terminal on Xubuntu 14.04. Is there an integrated option to burn the whole content to the disk without open Xfburn (it doesn't show the "burn:///" ...
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Can't mount CD-RW after erasing it with cdrecord / wodim

If i try to mount (click at disk in thunar file manger) a CD-RW after erasing it, i will get this error: Error mounting /dev/sr0 at /media/username/CDROM: Command-line `mount -t "iso9660" -o ...
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Compress and Extract options in Thunar

Please anyone help me in creating Custom Options for Compress and Extract Here in Thunar File manager Please help me...
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How to disable the drag&drop makes to move files or directories feature in Thunar?

On Thunar 1.6.3, drag&drop makes to move files or directories. Sometimes I make a mistake and copy files around and not know it, so I don't know what files or directories are move. Is there any ...
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How Thunar know that my localized “Pobrane” is “Download” directory

I have Xubuntu instaled (with XFce) and I have custom icon for "Pobrane" (and. Download) and that folder have always is my destination for download (in web browser for instance). How Ubuntu/Xubuntu ...
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What command is Thunar using to mount USB device?

I set up rsync as an hourly cron job to back up data to an external USB device which is always plugged into my machine. I see that Thunar (version 1.6.3 / Xubuntu 13.10) can mount this device when I ...
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How can I make Thunar save SMB-bookmarks?

Thunar saves local bookmarks well, but it "forgets" bookmarks directing to SMB shares. If I add them in Thunar, they are saved in ~/.gtk-bookmarks and remain there while I am logged in. Once I log out ...
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How can I get Subliminal to work and then integrate it with a file manager?

I have downloaded Subliminal which is a program that downloads movie subtitles.But there are several problems: (1) when I test it at the console with a movie that I know has an English subtitle, I ...
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Is there a way to make Thunar display “recursive” file size?

I'm using Thunar 1.6.3 and currently when I'm looking at a bunch of folders it looks something like this: Folder 1 8,2 kB Folder 2 4,1 kB Folder 3 4,1 kB Folder 4 0 kB ...
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Is there any way to store file thumbnails in each partition? (XFCE)

Is it possible to persuade Xubuntu to store file thumbnails for an external hard drive into the drive itself instead of the home folder? Benefits include avoiding the ~/.thumbnails folder to get too ...
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How do I set emblems in Thunar without the GUI?

I would like to add emblems to a file in Thunar using a script, but I can't find any documentation on this. Is it possible to do this? And if so, how? The same question was asked here, but they ...
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How to keybind the “open terminal here” command in thunar

I looked and found this. That is my question except I want to do it in Thunar.
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Smart file replacing

Many times I have to merge two folders by cutting everything from the folder 1 and pasting to the folder 2. Often, files have the same names, and Thunar ask me whether I want to replace or skip the ...
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Thunar doesn't save settings on exit

Every time I reboot my system, Thunar loses its settings for view, window dimensions, column widths, etc, and reverts to its installation defaults. I'm on Ubuntu 13.10 64bit, Thunar 1.6.3. Is there ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Thunar custom actions?

Is it possible to add keyboard shortcuts to thunars custom actions? I tried setting the key with mouse-over (the needed option is set in xfce settings) but that do not work for me.
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How can I start Nautilus on Xubuntu / XFCE via the shortcuts in the XFCE panels?

I am on Xubuntu 13.10 and just installed and activated Nautilus as the default file manager. I'd like to use the current default file manager (whichever that might be) when I click on my panel ...
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Thunar RabbitVCS - Missing Emblems

I am running Desktop Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and have installed rabbitvcs-thunar (through this tutorial). The context menu to perform RabbitVCS operations is working, but the most important feature, status ...
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Thunar - can I change the sorting method for one specific folder?

Xubuntu 13.10 Thunar 1.6.3 Is it possible to change the sorting method for one specific folder only?
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Synapse - can I go to the location of a search result?

When a search result (say a file or folder) in Synapse is displayed, can I somehow enable to go said result's location in my file manager? (I suppose it's Thunar since I use Xubuntu 13.10)
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Thunar spacing between folder rows

What i would like to know, if there's anyway to disable thunar in Xubuntu 13.10 from displaying the full name of folders, as with long names it increases the spacing between lines of folders, ...
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Thunar mounts as root

I have a serious problem. I have 4 hdds. On the first one I have my op system, that's fine. The others are empty with ext4 fs. When I try to mount those with thunar (xubuntu what I have) it mounts ...
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Dropbox & Thunar - Recently changed files not opened

I'm running Ubuntu with Thunar and dropbox. Thunar dropbox integration works fine. Buuut: when I click on one of the "Recently changed files" in Dropbox indicator, it opens Dropbox main folder, not ...
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Lubuntu 13.04: Can't find Catfish in the menu

I don't seem to have any earch options in Thunar. So I went to the Software Center and searched for Catfish. I found it and says its already installed! The softeware center says I must look in ...
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After installing Thunar and removing nautilus lost my desktop icons and files

I have installed Thunar instead of Nautlius. And now I have nothing on my desktop after reboot. How to solve this problem? I have checked gnome-tweak-tool and "have file manager handle Destop" is ON. ...
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PCmanFM - can't interact between 2 windows. [closed]

I have one PCmanFM on the left and one on the right. I can't drag files from the window on the left to the right one. This works in nautilus, and thunar just like I expect it to work. The weird thing ...
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How to remove a default action in thunar?

I read the explanation to add a Custom Action, and how to remove them. But I'd like to remove the "delete" custom Action to keep only those I want. Is it possible to Remove defaults custom actions, ...
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How can I set the default view per folder in Nautilus, Thunar, and PCManFM?

I know of the default setting in Nautilus to set the default view, but that sets it for all directories. What I'm looking for is to set the "list view" for specific folders, but Nautilus does not seem ...
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How to Replace Thunar with PcManFM

How should I do to replace Thunar with PCManFM in Xubuntu? I have tried but just removing Thunar and instaling PCManFM. And PCManFM doesn't succeed Thunar features like integrated with Dropbox, ...
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What is the default method / program to download photos from a photo camera to the computer?

I am in Xubuntu 12.10 and Thunar doesn't access the camera memory (Canon) so as to just copy/paste the pictures. I want to import the pictures onto the PC. I heard about F-spot and ...
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How to make drag&drop to move files instead of copy on Xfce desktop?

On the Xfce 12.10 desktop drag&drop to move files into a folder would copy them instead of moving (cut/paste) them. I tend to have many files on the desktop and usually I grab them and put them ...
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Bring back `BackSpace` Keyboard Shortcuts on nautilus and thunar

I want to use the "BackSpace" button as a shortcut key on nautilus. I want to return to the previous folder whilst browsing the Home folder, just like windows 7. Also I want the same thing while ...
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Error when running script ('compress-pdf') in Thunar custom actions

I want to add the script 'compress-pdf' to Thunar custom actions. The script is the one posted in this answer, made to resize pdfs. It is based on zenity. It was made for Nautilus, but, as stated ...
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Dropbox 'Copy Public Link' in Thunar file manager (Xfce)

I'm using XUbuntu and was a bit saddened that I couldn't use Dropbox within Thunar file manager. Can I make a custom context menu option to 'copy public link' in Thunar?
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How to install insync-beta-xfce, the Google Drive client for Xfce (thunarx-python missing)?

There are different types of Insync available for Ubuntu (see here). I am trying to use it under Xfce, so the first choice would be to install the Xfce version. But I get this error: How to solve ...
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default application to open text file in Thunar under Awesome WM

I'm on Xubuntu 12.04 and using Awesome WM. In Awesome session, If I double click a plain text file(txt, asc, rb, py etc.) in Thunar, it opens with Abi Word. But I want it to open with a text editor ...
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“Open containing folder” in Firefox does not use my default file manager

My system default is Nautilus. But when I right-click in Downloads and choose "open containing folder", it opens Thunar and not Nautilus. How can I change that?
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How can I hide mounted volumes when I still want USB volumes to appear on the desktop?

Xubuntu 12.10 XFCE 4.10 with Thunar 1.6.2 I have two greyed out mounted (or "mountable") volumes on my desktop: If I right-click on them, I can mount them, implying they appear not be mounted ...