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

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Thunar dark mode

How to change Thunar file manager's appearance to dark mode, because I have problems with my vision?
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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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How to fix policy kit problem in Ubuntu Studio 18.04?

Under Ubuntu Studio 18.04 I mistakenly try to mount a drive and am presented with an authentication dialog asking for a password for an account with admin privileges. Clicking the "Cancel" button in ...
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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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Thunar and gvfs - bad performance after upgrade to 18.04

Since I updated my Xubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04 I must fight with the following issues: - starting Thunar sometimes takes ~10-20sec - this happens with or without permanent cifs mounts in the ...
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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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gvfs at thunar save miltiple webdav accounts, same url

can I add multiple webdav accounts (shortcuts) with the same server (webdav url) in thunar? The Login should be saved. Currently, it just opens the one account, it is impossible to add another.
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Can I set the root-directory of the tree shown in Thunar?

The root-directory shown in the "tree"-view of thunar defaults to the current user's home directory. I have a situation were I start thunar (in a script) for some other user. I would like the tree ...
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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 crashes in folder with .lock-Files

When I am accessing an specific folder with .lock-Files (Keepass-Files), Thunar crashes always. The folder is an subfolder on a samba share. Other folders work, but doesn't have a .lock-File dmesg ...
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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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File saving aggravation Xubuntu 19.04

Whenever I am saving a file in any program I have to click in the text box (even if the text is highlighted) to name the file, otherwise it searches for what I'm naming it. search instead of save as ...
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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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Open a thunar directory with an application action

Problem When opening a thunar directory from an application for example: from firefox in the downloads section you click on 'open with folder' or from thunderbird troubleshooting you click on 'open ...
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context menu in thunar does not work properly

Running Xubuntu Bionic. After an update of the system that did not terminate well I cannot use my personal thunar context menus : My context menu for searching a file in a directory does not show the ...
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Xubuntu Live used to copy files - I/O error - where's the log?

I regularly use Xubuntu 18.10 on a live pendrive for when I need to transfer data from one NTFS HD to another when Windows is corrupt, for example. I'm experiencing (I suspect) bad sectors on one HDD ...
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How set default app preferences for KDE apps on Ubuntu?

I use kfind on Ubuntu. I need to set the default apps it uses to launch files it finds. By default, it attempts to launch kde apps. I usually either don't have them, or don't want to use them. I ...
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ubuntu file search in thunar

In Ubuntu 18.4 I use the filebrowser thunar instead of the low-functionally internal filebrowser (nautilus), but there seems to be no button to search in folder. I also added a custom action like ...
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Thunar: No zooming possible anymore with ctrl and mouse wheel

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 ...
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Thunar USB automount write permissions

I help manage a small fleet of thinkpads with Xubuntu 16.04 that are used for giving workshops. When a user attaches a USB key, I need Thunar to automount the USB with read and write permissions for ...
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Create archive is gone in 18.04

In Thunar, there was always a command to archive files in the right-click menu. It's gone now. I think it's because the archive manager has been changed in 18.04. file-roller is still installed, ...
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Confirm before quit thunar file manager

Thunar support user custom action. But is this possible to add something like 'Confirm before quit'. Because I saw CUA examples mentioned doesn't change thunar behavior it self. But 'adding' more ...
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I prefer Thunar as the file manager. How do I keep it?

Unfortunately, Nautilus is not doing its job the way I prefer. Therefore, I have edited the files /usr/share/applications/nautilus-folder-handler.desktop and /usr/share/spplications/nautilus-home....
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How to search by pattern in thunar

In Thunar it is possible to open a small search box by pressing Ctrl+f but when you type in something the results seem to take into account only the first letters of the filename. If you search for ...
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Thunar doesn't show workgroup/windows pcs in windows-network tab

Thunar is unable to display the windows devices in my network from the "windows-network" tab (located under network). However, I am able to access windows devices with the following command in the ...

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