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Thunar is a new modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment.

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Thunar doesn't launch in text editor from share

I recently updated to Ubuntu minimal 20.04. In Thunar, if I right click a local text file and select Open With Geany, it opens the file in Geany. If I do the same thing with a text file on a shared ...
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Custom actions in Thunar: keyboard shortcut already in use

I wanted to add an action in Thunar to open new terminal with Super+T shortcut. I added a new custom shortcut from Custom Actions menu, but it says keyboard shortcut already in use when I try to set ...
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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 with 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 ...
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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 humbnails 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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Thunar: Custom keyboard shortcuts not work in ubuntu

I installed thunar at my Ubuntu 20. I changed: ~/.config/Thunar/accels.scm with: (gtk_accel_path "<Actions>/ThunarWindow/switch-next-tab" "<Primary>Tab") but shortcut ...
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Help with Thunar custom action

This thunar custom action is not working correctly. It works if I remove the last 2 commands. ls %n > list.txt | geany list.txt | sleep5 | rm list.txt
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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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Can I set a monospaced font in Thunar (or an alternative)?

I'm manually sorting a whole load of data files at the moment in Thunar (1.6.15), in preparation for running a script over them, so my filename convention has to be spot on, though they were saved ...
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Transfering 1.6GB video from iPhone to Ubuntu

I shot a cool video on my iPhone and I want to put it on my Ubuntu laptop to edit. So I plug it in with a USB cable, and I see the iPhone icon on my desktop. I open the DCIM folder in Thunar and I ...
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Copying symlinked files to usb drive with Thunar

[I posted this to stackexchange several days ago and got no response, so I am trying here.] I have some *.ts video files recorded by MythTV (on Ubuntu with xfce desktop). There is a script called ...
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Show transfer progress while copying files

Copying large files in ubuntu (19.10 in my case) in Nautilus, Files or Midnight Commander and Thunar to an external drive (FAT or NTFS) gives me a box that displays the progress bar without "...
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Can I switch off breadcrumb navigation such that the file dialogue of GUI programs automatically lets me enter the full path?

I am using Xubuntu 18.04. This question specifically pertains to Xubuntu (in my case: 18.04): I frequently see myself first pressing Ctl+L in order to let the open file or the save as dialogue let ...
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Why does Drag&Drop from Engrampa (*.tar.gz content) to Thunar not work?

There's a tooltip when dragging (see the screenshot below) but at dropping it flies back to Engrampa and nothing is done: no unzip, no untar, no mkdir(s), no copy, no sudo password dialog, no info/...
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How to change the application when opening a folder on the desktop

I want to change the default file explorer from nautilus to Thunar. I searched hours around the web and followed all the advices but nothing did work. What my expected result is: When double-clicking ...
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How to force Thunar to default to detailed list view?

I am running Ubuntu 18.04. I would like to set Thunar to always show a detailed list view for not root version of Thunar. I can open Thunar, go into the preferences, and set the current instance to ...
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Thunar sometimes transforms a folder to a file in Xubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 18.04 LTS, and 18.10

I have some scripts that creates folders by using mkdir: ... mkdir bin cd bin mkdir make ... It works perfectly most of the time. However, for unknown reasons, sometime, the just-created folders ...
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Thunar not define “_” folders first

Why doesn't Thunar define folders with "_" first? It simply ignores and puts it in alphabetical order! Is this a setting? It sorts folders first, but does not sort folders with "_" first than other ...
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I want to automount USB with Nautilus in Xubuntu

I have installed Nautilus in my Xubuntu 16.04. and selected it as preferred file manager in Preferred Applications. Now the problem is that Thunar still operates in Xubuntu, for example, when I insert ...
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Removable device not showing up in Thunar

My microSD card (mounted at /var/host/media/removable/usb) does not appear properly under the "Devices" section of the Thunar side pane. It flickers briefly when mounting and unmounting as shown in ...
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Make custom action for thunar to reduce images to 1024x768

I want to make a thunar custom action that would reduce an image to 1024x768. This works from the command line. convert -resize 1024X768 smaller.jpg small.jpg I have this so far. convert -resize ...
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How to set Thunar as the default file manager?

I want to set Thunar as my default file manager. The answers given here and here did not help me. For instance, I already have Thunar as the preferred File Manager But when I use a dialog box to ...
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Confirmation for file / directory move operation

Is there any way that Ubuntu file managers (specifically, Nautilus and Thunar) be configured so that they will ask for confirmation about file / directory move operations (from one directory to ...
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Change default file manager Ubuntu 18.04

I use Thunar instead of Nautilus on Ubuntu 18.04. This works fine, but any application still uses Nautilus instead of Thunar when saving/opening etc or when opening directories/mounted drives from the ...
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Unable to start an executable from Thunar

When I try to double click on an executable binary file to start a GUI program from Thunar, it throws the following error to syslog and does not start the program: cannot open display: wayland-0 ...
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Subfolders in share not available until I open them

I've been testing Duplicati to back my user directory to a Windows 10 share and I noticed an odd behavior. If I just let Duplicati do its thing, after a while the subfolders in the target location ...
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Xubuntu bugs, Samba, sharing services not installed

Trying to share between 2 xubuntu machines on the same network: sudo apt install samba from here, sudo apt install system-config-samba from here. shares-admin from here didn't work initially - "...
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How to use Xubuntu Icons in thunar in i3wm

I use a machine with Xubuntu and I installed i3 on it. When I log in in i3 and open thunar the icons are missing. I read that I have to set the icon set in xfce4-settings-manager > Appearance. The ...
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Thunar - deleted both ends after copy

Using Thunar 1.6.15 and copying large multi-gigabyte files from my main Xubuntu system to a Windows 10 share. After the copy attempt, not only did the copy fail, but it appears to have deleted the ...
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thunar: is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle tree view and shortcut-pane?

Was fooling around and got thunar to stick to the tree view, but I would like to restore it to the shortcut-pane. Is there a keyboard-shortcut to do this?
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New mime type is ignored

when i run file --mime-type file.nzb i get the mime type text/xml But in /usr/share/applications there is a xml file that should create a mime type for nzb <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?...
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How to resolve error splicing files on Thunar

I installed UbuntuStudio 18.04 and I have been trying to copy media files from my NAS with Thunar, but it fails with error splicing ... I have tried everything on the internet, and when I installed ...
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How to automate date in template-generated file with Thunar [xfce4]

In XFCE4 it is possible to install templates in ~/Templates and they will appear under the Create Document entry of the Context and File Menus. Now, let's say I create a Python template there (it can ...
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Can I have two File Managers installed in Xubuntu 16.04.5 with no confilcts?

I have Thunar 1.6 as my default file manager, can I install Nemo as my second file manager? I have doubts of installing Nemo and get conflicts between each other. If it is possible should I change ...
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Thunar File Manager left side pane (tree view) configuration

On Thunar 1.6, Xubuntu 16.0.5: I don't know if it's possible, but why when I select a folder in Thunar on left side pane (tree view) and hit for example g, nothing happens. I would expect that the ...
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Alternative to thunar on Ubuntu Studio 18.10

I just need a simple file manager which shows not just date of modification, as Thunar does, but date-hour-minute-second.
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Set launch option for feh when using thunar

With the file manager Thunar, when I click on a picture, it will open it with feh. However, the picture is usually too big for my windows and I would like to scale it down automatically. This can be ...

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