I have used Xubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, and one of the very useful features was the simple zooming of file icons with ctrl and the mouse wheel. Because the file icons are... image previews.

Now, in 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, it does not work anymore.

Does anybody have a workaround?

  • Is it a new "feature", mentioned in changelog, or a bug? – Xen2050 Oct 19 at 11:23

You can still zoom in and out in Thunar 1.8.1 which is the version present in Xubuntu 18.10 but to do so, you'll need the keyboard:

Ctrl+Shift+= pressed repeatedly will zoom in

Zoom in

Ctrl+- will zoom out

Zoom out

I couldn't find specific information about the mouse route in the release notes or in the link to Thunar 1.8.1 in the release notes.

  • Yes, I know that. It's a hassle... when I navigate with Thunar, I want to have one hand on the keyboard, and the other on the mouse. – user258532 Oct 19 at 21:50

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