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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 ...
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Ubuntu One for Xfce or Xubuntu?

Is it possible to use Ubuntu One with Xfce/Xubuntu without installing too many GNOME dependencies like Nautilus?
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Sounds in Thunar or XFCE

I really like how smoothly XFCE works and prefer it to GNOME, so I would like to weigh it up a bit. ;) Is there a way to play sounds on certain system events? The most useful that comes to my mind is ...
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How to tell thunar to stop using my device?

When I do sudo umount /media/KINGSTON I got umount: /media/KINGSTON: device is busy. By using fuser -c /media/KINGSTON And cat /proc/<pid>/cmdline I found that the process is ...