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Trash can shortcut missing in Thunar

On Xubuntu 12.10 64-bit, the trash can icon shortcut is missing on the side pane in the Thunar file manager. Is there anyway to restore it?
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mount a remote (ssh) usb disk?

My home server has an external USB drive connected. I prefer to keep it unmounted so I don't have to log in if I want to unplug it (for backup rotation). But I'd also like to be able to browse it in ...
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Xubuntu 12.10 cannot archive folder on desktop

When I right click a folder on the desktop, there's no option to archive it. I actually have to open up the Thunar file manager, navigate to the desktop folder, and right click on the folder in order ...
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Unusable desktop in Ubuntu 12.10

I am using Ubuntu QQ with gnome-session-fallback for a long time now. I replaced Nautilus with Thunar but when I restarted the laptop, the panel works, but I cant right click or change the desktop ...
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create new directory in Thunar, when view is full of files

To create a new directory in Thunar, I can right-click on free space in the file view, and get an entry 'new directory' in the context menu. If the directory contains enough files to fill the whole ...
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Thunar files view, date format “today, yesterday”

The detail view of Thunar shows the modification time as localized date (dd.mm.YYYY for my location), which is fine, but I would like to see the time, too. And it doesn't show the recently modified ...
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Thunar Disable video Thumbnails only

Is there a way in Thunar (within XFCE) to disable displaying of Video thumbnails only and still allow Picture thumbnails? I found this thread: Show me only picture thumbnails But that is for ...
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Focus location bar in Thunar with keyboard shortcut

Is there a keyboard shortcut for focusing the "location bar" (the field that displays the current directory)? Even the Tab-Key does not stop at this field, so I have to use the mouse. Sometimes, it is ...
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XUbuntu: Open file browser via “run command” menu

In older Xubuntu versions, if I entered a path to a directory in the "run command" dialog, a thunar-window was opened showing this directory. I found that to be very handy if I would open f.e.g ...
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Does anyone know how to make nautilus as a file manager in Xubuntu 12.04?

This might look like a duplicate of other questions, but it isn't. I'd like to know how to set nautilus as the file manager....avoiding it to change anything else but the file management. Thanks
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How to move one directory back when path contains symlink

I want to move one directory back in Thunar when I get into by symbolic link. I know that in terminal I can use cd -P but I want to obtain this behavior in Thunar.
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Add Searchmonkey to Thunar custom actions

I see here that, in order to add as custom action in Thunar the search with gnome-search-tool, the command is: gnome-search-tool –path=%f and with catfish it is different: catfish ...
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Is it possible to install and run Thunar 1.5.1 in Lubuntu 12.04?

I hear that a new Thunar (with tabs!!) is ready - see this. I have added the PPA and run the update and upgrade commands but I still have Thunar 1.2.3 In Synaptic, Thunar looks ready for upgrade: ...
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Adding a Wine (.exe) file to open/play files in Thunar's 'Custom Actions'

What is the line parameter in Thunar's "custom actions" that would play a music directory in a Wine (.exe) program? I want to put Foobar2000 (and possibly other such applications) in Thunar's Custom ...
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After upgrade to xubuntu 12.10 I have 2 mount points for each partition

Just upgraded Xubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 (both XFCE and LXDE desktops are being used at this system). Now I have 2 mount points for each partition. It looks like this: It appears this way in both ...
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Thunar custom action to open as root

Thunar has an option to add context menu custom actions to open Terminal, or to open folders and files in different applications. Could it be possible to add a menu custom action that would open ...
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How to set which archiver is used when executing `Extract here` menu command in file manager?

I can see that I can change the default archiver etc but I do not think that this changes also the program that handles archives when using Extract here in right-click menu. Sometimes this command ...
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Compressed MP3 files show in Thunar but not in Dolphin. Why?

This morning I tried to compress my MP3 files with lame and did that. But after that, whatever target name I give to the compressed files are not being listed in Dolphin. However, these compressed ...
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How to place custom icons (not emblems) on folders in Thunar

(This is not a duplicate as this question describes how to add custom icons to folders in Nautilus, whereas there seems to be no explanation for Thunar.) In Nautilus (as this questions shows) there ...
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Can I make a downloaded file's folder be opened after Axel ended its job?

I prefer using Axel in Firefox through Flashgot but didn't yet make it the default, and keep it just for bigger files, because I cannot easily open the download folder as I can in the normal Firefox ...
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How can I eliminate wine application options from Thunar's context menu?

I have Xfce and in Thunar file association are changing randomly, to wine applications like jpeg and png to Internet Explorer and mp3 to Windows Media Player. I change it back to gpicview and Totem ...
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Play folder content in Audacious on right click in Thunar

I would like to add a custom action in thunar, playing a content of a folder in Audacious. How can I do that?
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Thunar Icons Missing

I installed thunar yesterday but on starting up this morning, I found that all of the folder icons had vanished. I'm using i3wm (but the icons were visible in i3 as of yesterday). Any idea why they ...
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Thunar doesn't show any RabbitVCS emblems

I'm using Xubuntu 12.04 and installed RabbitVCS v0.15.0.5 for Thunar from the PPA. Unfortunately, there are no svn status emblems on my folders in Thunar. I already tried to update the icon cache as ...
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How to make Thunar show short file names?

By default, Thunar always shows full names for files, while Nautilus adds "..." to the end of the file, so they all look the same. Can I somehow make Thunar behave like Nautilus?
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xubuntu 12.04 Thunar deletes files with permission r--r--r--. Is it a bug?

I tried to prevent my digital photos (.jpg files) from accidental deletion using chmod 444 *.jpg. All permissions are set and displayed correctly in a terminal (ls -la) as well as in thunar's file ...
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Xfce & Docky & Thunar - Missing icon

Im using xfce in combination with docky. But when I start Thurnar via the Filemanager-icon it opens (ofc) Thurnar, but it has a wrong icon (on the very right) How to fix that? Normally, the ...
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Desktop can't delete file because thunar was replaced by nautilus (Xubuntu 12.04)

My problem is really simple: I've replaced Thunar with Nautilus in my Xubuntu 12.04 installation (64 Bit); I removed Thunar completely. Everything works fine in the computer except for the desktop: ...
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Thunar not showing thumbnails in Openbox

I am using openbox 3.5 and my file manager of choice is Thunar but the problem I am facing is thunar not showing thumbnails for folder,video files etc. My Thunar: You can see in the above image ...
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How can I enable thumbnails on Xubuntu desktop?

I can't see any thumbnails on my desktop. If I use Thurnar directly and browse to the desktop, thumbnails of PDf, JPG and ODT are displayed, but on my desktop its just plain. How can I fix that? I'm ...
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Can't launch bluetooth file browser due to missing “obex_thunar.sh” file

On my Dell Studio 1550 laptop: I have Xubuntu installed. I succesfully paired the device. Now when I click on "Browse files on device" I get this message: Failed to launch "obex_thunar.sh" [Errno 2] ...
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~/.Xauthority required but missing

I've now run into two instances where I've received errors because the ~/.Xauthority file is required but is missing from my user folder. I have read that the .Xauthority file has been deprecated, and ...
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What causes file managers to show drives?

What forces a file manager to show unmounted partitions in the left pane? That is - what process is it that causes filemanagers to show drives - it's not fstab - I can show that here, I know that ...
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Slow folder opening due to folder scan in XFCE

Is there a way to turn off background folder scan when opening a "Home" icon on XFCE desktop? This takes time due to a lot of files in home folder (source repos, why not).
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Change Thunars default “copy of” tags

Is there any way other than hacking the source to change the tags that Thunar adds when you copy & paste files. ie.. copy & paste of file.txt 3 times results in: copy of file.txt another ...
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Software similar to nautilus-share in Thunar?

I'm looking for something like nautilus-share for Thunar, does it exist? If not please tell me how do I share a folder in Xubuntu?
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Custom action to set emblem in thunar [duplicate]

I'm on Xubuntu 11.10 and currently trying to use emblems in Thunar to mark which videos in a folder I've already watched. The problem is I can't find any terminal command to do so and neither can I ...
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Failed to open home directory

Thunar is returning an error when I try to open my home directory: Failed to open directory "matt". Error stating file '/home/matt/.gvfs': Transport endpoint is not connected. Is there any way ...
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System hangs on “Open document” right click context menu (Xubuntu)

Ok I recently installed Xubuntu 11.10 and I enjoy working with it. However, one issue that really stresses me, is the following; When I open Thunar anywere, and right click to open the Context menu, ...
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Thunar as default file manager in Lubuntu 11.10 - how?

PCmanFM misses the permission column in its detail view and the ability to set viewable columns. Because of this I switched to Thunar. Now I want to set it as my default file manger in LXDE. How to ...
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It's possible to change preview size in thunar?

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 ...
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“The location is not a folder” error when opening files

I'm aware of this other question and i'm making a new one because that solutions there were not enough for my problem. I installed xfce and pcmanfm on top of my vanilla ubuntu 10.10 installation. ...
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How do I upgrade thunar from 1.2.1 to 1.2.2 and beyond

I'm looking to upgrade my Thunar from 1.2.1 to version 1.2.1 (I'm running 11.04). My reasoning is that I am growing tired of waiting 30 seconds for Thunar to open after a reboot (I believe this is an ...
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thunar-archive-plugin not working

After I experienced serious not yet resolved performance issues with Nautilus I decided to move to XUbuntu so I installed its metapackage from Ubuntu and started using it. It turns out that the ...
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How to stop Thunar being default file browser

On a relatively new 11.04 installation Thunar has become the default file browser simply by using it! Whilst I can open Nautilus easily enough, I'd rather it remained as the default, especially when ...
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Can't run thunar-volman

Whenever I try to run thunar-volman (from a terminal), I get there following error: thunar-volman: Must specify the new HAL device UDI with --device-added. How can I get thunar-volman to work? Or is ...
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Backspace keyboard shortcut for GTK+ [duplicate]

I am using Xubuntu and I am looking for a way to bind the backspace key with navigating to the parent directory of the current directory. I read in the Thunar documentation FAQ (at the bottom) that ...
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Using capitals in my username?

During installation of Ubuntu 10.04 I was not allowed to use capitals in my Username. Is there any way I could change this?
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How to hide (in Thunar and Nautilus) a directory without putting a dot in its name?

Usually Linux programs store user's settings in ~/.* directories. But unfortunately some developers (of some applications I need) do not follow this rule and don't start their settings storage folders ...
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How to customize files context menu in Xubuntu XFCE Thunar file manager?

I generally prefer XFCE desktop environment of Xubuntu, but I found its files right-click context menu too humble (no option to compress/decompress files for example, and I'd like some my very special ...