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Thunar and LibreOffice are very unstable since a while (2 weeks)

Since something like 2 weeks, in my Ubuntu Studio 15.10 installation, I've noticed that Thunar (file manager) and LibreOffice are very unstable. They are closing without any reasons, no error ...
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Issues with thunar-statusbar

How do I fix this error? /usr/share/themes/Lubuntu-default/gtk-2.0/apps/thunar.rc:55: error: invalid string constant "thunar-statusbar", expected valid string constant
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How do I set Thunar as my default file manager in 15.04?

I would like to set Thunar as my default file manager in 15.04. Now, I realize that this question is very similar to Trying to set Thunar as a default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04, but I have tried ...
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Thunar crashes when renaming files

When I am renaming files one at a time Thunar closes, it does'nt give an error message, just closes all open instances of Thunar, then I can open the GUI windows again to rename a few more files ...
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Thunar fails to reconnect broken ssh connection?

When I open an sftp connection to a server with Thunar, and this connection is broken for some reason (either the server kills it because of inactivity, or the connection is lost), then when I try to ...
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How to access root-folder with Thunar? [duplicate]

I would like to access root-folder with Thunar but the system won't let me, even if I have setup a root in a terminal window. What's the way to access the root-folder (with write access) in Thunar ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 / 64 Bit freezes, if Thunar open root dir

I work with Xubuntu 14.04 / 64 Bit. Thunar works fine on home-folder. The complete system freezes, if I use Thunar, and try to show the content of the root dir, or subfolders (/var , /etc, /usr) If ...
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XFCE desktop, after deletion of Thunar+tumbler && install pcmanFM I cannot use files on desktop

A couple of years ago the question Thunar->Nautilus was asked but it has not helped me. When Tumblerd started eating a lot of resources I deleted thunar and tumbler + tumbler-common and installed ...
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How to set the default archive handler for the thunar archive plugin

When I try to create an archive in Thunar, I get a message "No suitable archiver found" and can not create an archive. It used to work just fine. There is no usable information an the website for the ...
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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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GUI to mount disk images (iso, etc) in Xubuntu?

Given that something like Furius ISO Mount installs Nautilus and other stuff in Xfce, what would be more recommendable in Xubuntu? It seems that a such application must have some level of integration ...
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How to launch shell scripts from XFCE desktop? [duplicate]

They will only open in a text editor. "Open With" doesn't offer an option to execute. The shell scripts are +x so they should run normally. As a workaround, I set them to be opened with the terminal ...
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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 use control operators (&&||) in nautilus-actions?

I would like to create a custom action with nautilus-actions that executes more than one command (or two different commands depending on if the first is successful, or if it is not) For instance, I ...
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How to show the menu bar in Thunar in Xubuntu 15.10?

I accidentally hid the menu bar in the Thunar file manager, how can I make it visible again?
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xubuntu 15.10 - thunar no longer has rubberband selecting function

I upgraded to 15.10 and I notice that the rubber band selecting function no longer works in detail view. Does anyone else see this problem? Is there a trick to make it work again? Thanks, Dale
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Thunar (xfce file manager) leaves its process

Whenever I open thunar (not my default file manager) and then close it, the process still exists (occupying ~40Mb according to the task manager). Is there any way to prevent it from happening each ...
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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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Configure Thunar to keep users out of system folders?

I'm trying to build a system for public use where the intended use of the file browser (thunar) is to only allow access to home, network shared drives, and any plugged in usb drives. I would like to ...
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Getting my File Manager to link to my Google Drive

I have a very small amount of storage on my computer and would like to conserve it, so I would like to know if there is a way to mount my Google Drive in Thunar or Nautilus on Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. ...
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Thunar 1.6.6 Crashing When Moving .docx File

For some reason, when I use my mouse to move .docx files in Thunar in Xubuntu 15.04, it crashes. I was once got a popup saying there was an I/O error. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks.
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Thunar crashes when copying file

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and XFCE 4.12. Thunar (1.66) often crashes when copying files from a folder to another, above all if the files must be overwritten. I found this bug which should be fixed and ...
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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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Double click on Matlab file opens a new session, even if one is already running

As said, if I double-click a file that Thunar recognizes as a "Matlab script/function", a new session of Matlab launches. This happens even when I already have a Matlab session running. How can I make ...
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How do I change the default name for a new folder?

When I create a new folder in the Thunar file-manager via CtrlShiftN, a folder appears. The default name which is suggested is New folder. I like to change that suggestion to ideas or drawer.
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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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Thunar custom action to open folder 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 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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Thunar lost files after dragging to and dropping onto folder!

I made some new folders, and then dragged files to them, to organize them in Thunar. I then opened the folders, and the files are not there! I opened the folder properties, and it says there are ...
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How come Thunar does not tell me when a document is created?

When I see the properties of a file, it will tell me the last time the file has been modified and the last time the file has been accessed. However, it does not tell me when the file was created. Why ...
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What are image viewer in linux that supports webp image fogmat?

Is there any way to see webp foto from thunar with XFCE DE? There was a similar question, but it was about nautilus. Then to get webp thumbs a tumbler (the Xfce thumbnailing service) must support, ...
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Certain .mkv files won't generate thumbnails.

In Xubuntu, randomly, thumbnails for certain mkv files refuse to generate. Trying to delete one showed it was unable as it was being used by the thumbnailing service. Also, no thumbnails are generated ...
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Connect to sftp server when running thunar as root

I would like to open a file browser such as thunar or nautilus as root and connect to a sftp server. However when I try this with thunar it will just show the red X bubble icon for any sftp address I ...
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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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Custom actions will not show up in Thunar context menu under “send to”

I have created a desktop file for a custom action and installed it to /usr/share/Thunar/sendto/ but it does not show up in the "send to" part of the context menu in Thunar. I have also created a ...
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Mounting a camera as mass storage automatically

When I connect the camera via the USB cable, its is detected by lsusb but it's not mounted. I followed the answer to this question: Nikon P7100 doesn't connect as a mass storage device Now it ...
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Thunar won't let go of SD card

Sometimes after I unmount a SD card and then remove it from the SD card slot, Thunar still displays it in the "Devices" menu and if I insert a new card, it won't be mounted. The disk does not show in ...
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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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How do I make Thunar display file sizes in #iB instead of #B?

Thunar's file sizes are so misleading, especially when I receive a file reported as 64.1 MB but only receive a 61.1 MB file. so how can I make Thunar display in #iB so I can see proper file sizes??
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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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Add Custom Emblem in Thunar, Xubuntu 14.04

I would like to add my own custom emblems in Thunar, Xubuntu 14.04. I have created the necessary 10x10, 16x16, 22x22, etc. png files for my emblem and copied them here at their corresponding ...
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window tweak slider for Thunar file system appears in display :0 when window is in display :1

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with dual screens under xfce. When I open the file system (thunar) window in display :1 the window sliders appear in display :0. The sliding action doesn't work because the ...
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Speed up first launch time of some applications (in this case: filemanager, xfce panel addon)

I installed xubuntu-desktop on my Ubuntu 14.10 and now use its file manager Thunar and its panel addon application menu (link to its docs.xfce.org site). Both programs take extremely long to launch ...
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Thunar ctrl-click

Is it possible to add in thunar file manager something I think I used to do in Nautilus, that is ctrl-click to open the selected folder in a new tab? I know you can set middle-click to do that, but I ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Thunar Issue

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.2, updated as of the morning of 3/3/2015. When I open an instance of thunar, right click on any file, choose copy, and then paste to the desktop, the operation doesn't ...
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Xubuntu 14.10 (Thunar) won't auto-mount exfat partitions even with exfat-fuse and exfat-utils installed

I have a flashdrive that is formatted with exfat where I store all my documents and such. I have successfully used it with ArchLinux and Nautilus, where it auto-mounted when plugged in without any ...
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How to convert multiple files to mp3 in Thunar custom actions?

I have added a simple command avconv -i %f %f.mp3 to Thunar's custom actions to convert a selected media file to mp3 (in the same folder and with the same name). What would be the command that can ...
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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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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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Xubuntu Thunar Menu Bar disabled, now lost forever

I have been using Xubuntu (latest version 14) for quite a while, and I love it. However, recently I was using the Thunar File Manager, and decided to see what it looks like with a little more real ...