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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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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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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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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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“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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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 to convert multiple files to png (instead of one) in Thunar custom actions?

I have added convert %f %f.png to Thunar's custom actions to convert a selected image to png. What would be the command that can be added in the same way that would allow selecting multiple files or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?