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In Thunar if I right-click while dragging a file rather than left-clicking it, a popup menu reminiscent of Dolphin's shows up, (see image below) giving me the option to move, copy, and link to the file that was dragged and dropped.

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How can I make this the default behavior? (In other words, how can I make this menu pop up whenever I'm dragging and dropping with the left mouse button.)

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I'm reasonably sure this can only be achieved through a source code change.

Thunar does have custom actions (like Nautilus) but they only appear as context menu entries whereas you're trying to change under what circumstances an entirely different context menu is opened.

I'm not aware of any other plug-in system in Thunar.

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