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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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 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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~/.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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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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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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How can I set the default view per folder in Nautilus, Thunar, and PCManFM?

I know of the default setting in Nautilus to set the default view, but that sets it for all directories. What I'm looking for is to set the "list view" for specific folders, but Nautilus does not seem ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to install insync-beta-xfce, the Google Drive client for Xfce (thunarx-python missing)?

There are different types of Insync available for Ubuntu (see here). I am trying to use it under Xfce, so the first choice would be to install the Xfce version. But I get this error: How to solve ...
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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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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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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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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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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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PCmanFM - can't interact between 2 windows. [closed]

I have one PCmanFM on the left and one on the right. I can't drag files from the window on the left to the right one. This works in nautilus, and thunar just like I expect it to work. The weird thing ...
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Thunar not displaying thumbnails for text files

I have gone through all other posts on thunar thumbnailing issue but this one doesn't seem to match any of those; nor on the web anyone seems to have this problem, so I couldn't find solution on ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...