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Set nemo file manager preferences via cli, array data type

I use the following commands to override default settings in Ubuntu UI, which works fine: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'Yaru-dark' gsettings set org.nemo.preferences show-home-...
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Has anyone experienced copying files with Thunar from a hard-drive to a usb drive and suddenly several directories on the hard-drive have been zeroed

I used 'disks' and the drive tested okay. Did a repair file system - nothing. Very weird. I have lost a lot of family videos as I was collecting them together to organize. The directory names still ...
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Drag-and-drop files for upload does not work in Firefox on Ubuntu

112.0.2 (64-bit) Firefox and Thunar 1.8.14 on Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS (Xubuntu) [sudo apt install firefox resuls in firefox is already the newest version (112.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.20.04.1), same for thunar ...
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Using F2 key on Thunar side pane tree

I want to use the F2 key on the side pane tree of Thunar file manager (which can be displayed with Ctrl+E). When I select an item (directory or file) on the side pane tree and press F2 this shortcut ...
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Install older version of thunar on Ubuntu Mate 20.04

When I use the up arrow in thunar, it is not moving up. Also, pressing the Enter key sometimes doesn't do anything. I am using 4.16.10 with Ubuntu Mate 20.04. I would like to install a different ...
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How to install Dolphin and Thunar file managers? [duplicate]

As the title suggests, how can I install the Dolphin and Thunar file managers on Ubuntu 22.04?
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Up arrow in thunar does not advance up to the next file

When I use the up arrow in thunar, it is not moving up. Sometimes using the enter key does not open the file, etc ?? What is frustrating is sometimes both actions work. I am using 4.16.10 with Ubuntu ...
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Batch tagging video files in Thunar

I have a couple of hundred downloaded shorts that are all in either mp4 or mkv format that have the following file naming structure - [Where I Got It][Date] Artist - Name of file. Is there a Thunar ...
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Delete file on another partition without popup confirmation

When I try to delete a file from here using either Thunar or Caja. /media/andy/5b4b2ae5-9aaa-4559-9f41-afb313998c75/home/andy/bin/ I get a pop asking if I want to permanently delete it. The directory ...
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Firefox opens Thunar no matter what (with "show in folder" downloads option)

My problem is similar to this, but not to this, nor to others linked in these two, which address the general problem of making Firefox to use the default file manager by a necessary setting that ...
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How can I let Thunar call Catfish with its own date and time formatting settings?

This question arose when using Xubuntu 20.04 which uses Thunar version 1.18.14 in connection with Catfish version 1.4.13. Thunar uses Catfish as search tool. I have set Thunar to use the ISO 8601 date ...
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"Open containing folder" in Firefox opens Thunar instead of default Nautilus

After going through several already-answered questions on AskUbuntu and Unix's stackexchange, Firefox's "Open containing folder" option (when a file is downloaded) still opens folder in ...
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I can not zip up uca.xml file using a Thunar custom action

I have this as a Thunar custom action. zip -u -j %n.zip %F It does not work when I use it with uca.xml. But it works with other types of files. What is wrong?
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Move all recursive files/folders to current folder in Thunar

Sorry if this has been answered, I couldn't find it. Lets say I have a folder for each month, and inside of each months folder, there are files and folders that go 4 or 5 levels deep. So: April - -...
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How to change permission to access my flash drive?

Why are so many files marked with a lock here?. And I can't do anything on my flash drive, like copying, pasting, except for read file only. Note : Many files that I have is using Indonesian language. ...
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Access to Samba share via Thunar

after upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 I can not connect to Samba share folder. I tried it via Thunar(4.16.10) like ususal and it is not working. smb://ip/share but on start of line I can see red exclamation ...
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How to show entries for drives in Thunar side bar?

I moved my /home folder to a drive on another disk, following directions found here. Everything went fine. I noticed, however, a change in how disks were displayed in the Thunar file manager that came ...
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Thunar freezes when moving many files through terminal

I am running Xubuntu 21.10 with Thunar 4.16.8. The latter will freeze every time in the following situation: In Thunar, go to directory foo. The directory has 100k+ files. With terminal, move the ...
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Rename the Built-In Directory Shortcuts in Thunar

Is there a way to rename the built-in shortcuts in Thunar? In particular, I'm interested in renaming these: Unfortunately, the rename option doesn't appear on right-click like it does for any ...
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In Thunar, how are bookmarked folders hashed to create the accelerator shortcut in accels.scm?

Thunar's accels.scm file contains hashed values for each of my bookmarked folders. For instance, let's say I have the following folder bookmarked: /home/<username>/Personal/ If I open up the ...
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Alternatives to Editing accels.scm File in Thunar?

Since GTK3+ removed editable accelerators, everything I've read online suggests I'm stuck having to edit the ~/.config/Thunar/accels.scm file if I want to assign keyboard shortcuts to actions or ...
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Nextcloud sync status column in any file browser

Is there a way to get a sync status column of Nextcloud in any of the common file browser like Nemo, Thunar, Dolphin etc. like it is shown in Windows?
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Nemo/Nautilus - Where does the list of 'other applications' reside?

I'm using Ubuntu 21.10 with Nemo as my default file manager (because I like the split screen) I was trying to change a default application to set Edrawmax to open .eddx files. If I go to Nemo or ...
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What is wrong with the internal hard drive?

On Ubuntu 20.04 I have a 2TB internal hard drive. In gparted I see that the HD is labeled 2TBDrive (which is the name I gave it). gparted shows that there are 30 GiB on this drive. When I view the ...
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How to reset thumbnail cache in XFCE? [duplicate]

I had a lot of plots (in pdf format) in a directory. Recently, I had regenerated all the plots (retaining their previous names). Now, Thunar shows distorted thumbnails for many of these regenerated ...
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sudo applications not shows up

if I try to launch an application from prompt with sudo, its window does not show up but I can see the icon on the status bar: if I launch thunar, it works, but if I launch sudo thunar, sudo GParted ...
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Xubuntu Thunar use middle click to open file?

I am trying out Xubuntu on my second pc. I really like it so far. Works with my USB wifi better than Ubuntu Mate. But Thunar is the one possible hold back to using it on my main pc. Is there any way ...
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Is it possible to drag and drop from a search box in Catfish?

I have many terabytes of data to sort and am using Catfish with Thunar 1.6 using Xfce 4.12 in Ubuntu 18.04. I can find everything I'm looking for with no problem, however some files are 10 sub-...
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How to bring back alternating row colors in Thunar's list view on Xubuntu 20.04?

I've just upgraded Xubuntu 16.04 to 20.04. With 16.04, files were displayed with different colors of lines in Thunar (see the following screenshot, obtained from here): I don't know what parameters I ...
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SSH Challenge response in Thunar or Nautilus? [closed]

So I have a project where I need to access a server with SSH that has both priv/pub key and 2FA challenge response verification enabled. The following works: Command Line SSH access Using WinSCP in ...
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My external drive used to be auto-mounted with a certain name, and now it's auto-mounted with another name making links not working anymore

I use Xubuntu as my primary OS (just updated from Focal to Groovy to Hirsute, but the problem I'm going to describe popped up just before the update). I have a 4Tb external storage that I use everyday ...
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Thunar 1.8.14 - change drag and drop behaviour

I've just noticed that Thunar on my pc COPIES files when they are dragged and dropped into another folder, rather than MOVING them. There is another answer to this question saying Thunar can MOVE ...
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How to fix tumbler: random image thumbnail sizes in Thunar

Premise OS: Ubuntu 20.04.2 DE: Gnome 3 gnome-shell --version: 3.36.7 In normal circumstances, I prefer not to re-generate thumbnails too often, in order to spare some lifespan for my SSD. org.gnome....
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How can I run only one instance of Thunar?

I have Ubuntu 20. I want to run only one Thunar instance for user. I tried: wmctrl - not work, thunar window is not in result How to do this?
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How to change Ubuntu 20.04 file picker?

I've installed Thunar File Manager normally using apt and I'd like to use it instead of Nautilus since Nautilus doesn't support entering file paths. I've searched for ways to change the default file ...
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What does Thunar's "folder permissions inconsistent" warning mean and what does the "Correct" button do?

I recently discovered that Thunar's properties dialog, for some folders, shows the warning "The folder permissions are inconsistent, you may not be able to work with files in this folder.": ...
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How install XFCE and remove gnome on Ubuntu 20.0.4 LTS [duplicate]

Was running xUbuntu 18.0.4 LTS and upgraded (re-install via DVD) to Ubuntu 20.0.4. I'd like to get back to the XFCE Desktop as it find gnome unusable for my application. In particular I have a lot of ...
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Thunar stopped working

Thunar has stopped working. I tried re-installing it. What can I check? andy@7_~/Downloads$ thunar /media/storagedrive/Ubuntu_Mate_18.04 Failed to register: Timeout was reached
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What does Thunar's the red exclamation mark mean?

This alarming-yet-opaque warning pictured below as the red circle background for a white exclamation point provided by the Thunar file manager, cropped up after doing a software upgrade. Upon reboot ...
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Makes "Files" the default program to open folders

I'm using Ubuntu 20.10, everything is great. I love it. I downloaded Thunar File Manager because I want to use some of its features (mass renaming and etc). After downloading and installing it, it ...
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.xcf thumbnails on the desktop with xfce

I use Xubuntu 20.04. To enable thumbnails for my .xcf (GIMP) and .kra (Krita) files, I followed this guide, and with this I get the correct thumbnails in Thunar. However, for a .xfc-file on my desktop ...
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Connected through VNC with Xfce enviroment, Thunar doesn't open files. I can open them with Nautilus, but then, I can't "Open In Terminal"

So, basically what the title says. I finanlly achieved to connect to the desktop of my Uni but I can't open files with Thunar, and when I change the "preferred application" to Nautilus, I ...
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Cannot launch Thunar after upgrading to 20.04

I just upgraded Xubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04 without any apparent problems. Only now I cannot launch Thunar from my Application Menu, making it impossible for me to open any folders. I tried choosing ...
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Show disk usage in Nautilus/Thunar

Is there a way (or an extensions) to display disk usage/remaining disk space, in Linux file browsers (Nautilus/Thunar) like what happens in Windows when you open My Computer/PC. I know conky can do ...
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Confirmation prompt for thunar before closing all tabs?

I frequently use thunar with multiple tabs, however sometimes I accidentally press Alt+f4 and close the entire window when I only mean to close the tab. I realize the keybind Ctrl+w only closes the ...
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How to reset Thunar File Manager?

I am using Xubutu 20.04. I have observed that there might be some error in the Thunar File Manager. When I visit my videos folder, it creates thumbnails for first few rows, and then stops. I've tried ...
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Duplicate files in Trash after upgrade to Xubuntu 20.04

After upgrading Xubuntu 19.10 to Xubuntu 20.04, every time I move a file to Trash (through Thunar), two copies of that file appear in Trash. When I choose to empty the Trash, I get the message "Could ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 Thunar shows video and image thumbnails, but it doesn't show PDF covers

Xubuntu 18.04 Thunar shows video and image thumbnails, but it doesn't show PDF covers. It did show PDF covers in the past, but no longer does.
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Thunar does not automount USB drives anymore

Automounting USB drives used to work fine. I do not know what I changed to make it stop working. The user account still has all groups configured, the media manager still shows the automount enabled ...
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How do I make browsing a Windows network work on Xubuntu?

I just installed Xubuntu 19.10. I like Linux and most things work great, but I can never get Windows networking to work. When I open the File Manager it has a Browse Network page listed under NETWORK....
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