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Change remote windows file permissions on Windows Share using SAMBA

I am using XUbuntu 13.10 as a workstation in a mainly Windows enrivonment. I have several shares accessible via SAMBA which I can read and write to as per normal using either Windows or XUbuntu (using ...
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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 make drag&drop to move files instead of copy on Xfce desktop (Thunar 1.6.2)?

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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Thunar - Custom actions: select pdf extract pages as images

I like this command to convert pdf pages to png images: pdftoppm -png *.pdf prefix (my source is this answer) I would like to add a command to Thunar custom actions that would convert the selected ...
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Thunar freezes when using keyboard shortcuts

Xubuntu 14.04 I have noticed an odd problem which must have started in the last few days. When navigate with (vanilla) keyboard shortcuts, Thunar starts to freeze. My steps for reproduction are: ...
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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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add authentication prompt to thunar file manager

I would like to know if there's a way to be asked for authentication every time I open thunar file manager. sort of like when you open synaptic package manager. I've tried cryptkeeper and other things ...
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Can I install Nautilus 3.4(Ubuntu 12.10) into UbuntuStudio 14.04

I now understand Thunar is a quick, lightweight menu system. However, I really liked the List/tree view, and the extra pane view in Ubuntu 12.10. Should I instead install Nautilus 3.6 (or whatever is ...
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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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Thunar custom action to open terminal as root

How to edit the custom action that would open a root Terminal in a given folder? Here it says to use gksu terminal here to add gksu “xfce4-terminal –default-working-directory=%f” But they don't ...
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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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Extract here option and Source code for Thunar File manager

Please anyone can paste me the source code for Extract Here option in Thunar File Manager. Any type of script i.e Python OR Shell Script OR PHP is OK. Please help me
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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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How to lock option in xfce-settings-editor?

I just can't tick lock option. Nothing happens. And type field is greyed. If I run it as root - the same bug occurs.
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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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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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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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~/.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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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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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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“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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Fluxbox: No folder icons in Thunar and PCManFM

I have an Ubuntu 12.10 installation and wanted to try out Fluxbox as a lightweight window manager. When I open Thunar it displays no icons for folders. I googled and made sure I have a .gtkrc-2.0 in ...
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Trying to set Thunar as a default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04

Is it possible to make Thunar my default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS successfully instead of quite slow Nautilus? I've installed Thunar and I must say there's really visible difference comparing ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 ...