When I am renaming files one at a time Thunar closes, it doesn't give an error message, it just closes all open instances of Thunar. Then I can open the GUI windows again to rename a few more files before it blinks out again!

When I do a bulk rename by selecting a bunch of files and pressing F2 key it does not crash?

It's probably the same as : Q: Thunar crashes when copying file and : Q: Thunar 1.6.6 Crashing When Moving .docx File

Found and sent the crash report here: /var/crash/_usr_bin_thunar.1000.crash enter image description here enter image description here

  • Yes it crashes when moving a bunch of files, I think I will try to disable Thumblerd - it have caused trouble before!! And as Ulrich says we will just have to wait !! ;-] – Ken Mollerup Jan 27 '16 at 18:19
  • I have the same problem under Ubuntu Studio 15.10. Can we use PCmanFM instead Thunar? ??? – Juan Jan 31 '16 at 17:19
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    @Juan Then we misses out of the extended rename options of Thunar, those are what makes it so great!! I rename a lot of photos and sound-clips, or just move them to a specific (name, event or day) folder, for easy use! – Ken Mollerup Jan 31 '16 at 18:01
  • It seems to be Thumblered, creating thumbnails for pictures- or covers, while we rename or move the files or folders! It is a global problem, not just Debian - my Suse Gecko thumbleweed XFCE dos the exact same thing! So how do we tempo rarely disable Thumblered?? – Ken Mollerup Dec 1 '16 at 9:28

I'm running XUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial Xerus" and this bug is still present in Thunar version 1.6.10.

I've created a PPA hosting DEB packages that fix this bug for the following *Ubuntu releases (32 bits and 64 bits):

  • Wily Werewolf (*Ubuntu 15.10)
  • Xenial Xerus (*Ubuntu 16.04)
  • Yakkety Yak (*Ubuntu 16.10)
  • Great once again Thanks a lot, works dandy on Yakkety Yak ;-) – Ken Mollerup Feb 27 '17 at 16:23
  • Bug has been officially fixed and is available as version 1.6.11-0ubuntu0.16.10.1 in the official repository. See: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunar/+bug/1512120 – adiesner Apr 19 '17 at 9:58
  • @adiesner: on my PPA I explain how the user can add such new PPA to his/her system and then cause Thunar to be upgraded to version 1.6.11 available at launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunar/1.6.11-0ubuntu0.16.10.1. However, keep in mind that such version also has a bug that causes Thunar to freeze under certain (still not too clear) circumstances. I have myself updated to version 1.6.11 but I'm experiencing this problem and have to kill the Thunar process everytime it freezes. My PPA I kept for those who prefer to stick with the patched 1.6.10 version and also for educational reasons. – Yuri Sucupira Apr 19 '17 at 15:40
  • I was try to fix this problem with changing source code but it didn't work. Your solution is working. Thanks a lot... – kodmanyagha Jun 18 '17 at 13:28
  • @kodmanyagha You're welcome. :) – Yuri Sucupira Jun 19 '17 at 17:54

https://tuxdiary.com/2016/06/10/fix-thunar-crash-move-rename/ also has the following information on this problem and the solution

How to confirm the bug

$ mkdir thunar_test $ cd thunar_test $ Thunar . $ for i in $(seq 1 10); do touch "$i.txt"; done $ while true; do for i in $(seq 1 10); do mv "$i.txt" "$i.txt.txt"; done; sleep 1; for i in $(seq 1 10); do mv "$i.txt.txt" "$i.txt"; done; sleep 1; done

Build with patch or install patched binary

You can follow the instruction and build Thunar by yourself or download prebuilt binary for Core i5 & i7 CPUs there.

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