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Questions tagged [thunar]

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

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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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Is it possible to display (.ico) files as thumbnails in Thunar file manager?

Thunar displays thumbnails (almost) normally for image files, but for (*.ico) files only display a standard thumbnail. Is there some setting or plugin to solve this issue? Or should I convert ico ...
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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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Is there a way to open pictures through Thunar on xnview Classic (Wine)

I just found out that I can use xnview Classic through Wine, as the developers haven't released a .deb file for xnview Classic that I could find. However, I would like to use xnview Classic as my ...
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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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Thunar crashes in Ubuntu 18.10

I upgraded my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS virtual machine (running under VMware Workstation) to Ubuntu 18.10. Thunar (file manager) was working OK in Ubuntu 18.04. But, now it crashes after the Thunar window ...
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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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Thunar sidebar looks different when opened from Google Chrome download page

I use Thunar as my File Manager. When I click "open downloads folder" from within the Google Chrome browser its sidebar looks different than when I open it normally (through the keyboard shortcut). ...
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After log in, only wallpaper is shown in Xubuntu

I've seen threads similar to this and this isn't duplicate. I can't press ctrl+t because the shortcut key doesn't lead to anything. I am not sure what's gone. Whether it's thunar or the panel. I am ...
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Thunar settings keep reverting

I set my thunar settings to view as list, show hidden files etc. Those settings are lost on a reboot. How do I repair that?
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No custom actions for thunar

I use Thunar as my file manager. When I put a custom uca.xml in the correct directory, I do not have any custom actions. How can I fix that? Thanks
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Cannot run feh custom action in Thunar

I want to open images from the Thunar file browser using feh. When I do this, I want to view the image I select as part of a filelist containing all of the images. here is the custom action I have ...
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Hebrew language in Ubuntu 16.04.4

I'm using 16.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-119-generic x86_64) with Xfce. I have Hebrew folder names that are shown with invalid encoding: How can I fix it?
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Thunar not browsing local network

Client: OS: Ubuntu 18.04 Host: OS: Windows 7 Hostname: WINDOWS-BOX When I select Browse Network in Thunar, I only see UBUNTU-BOX and an empty Windows Network folder. If I enter smb://WINDOWS-BOX/...
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Thunar cannot show me folder content sizes unless I right click properties? WHY? [duplicate]

I find it interesting that there is a good reason why a directory or folder in linux shows a size of 4.1 KB. It is just a special type of file that lists files in an array. OK. That's nice. Totally ...
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Fix thunar doesn't show image/video thumbnails in xubuntu 18.04

No matter what I do the result is there no image/video thumbnails $ thunar --version Thunar 1.6.15 (Xfce 4.12) $ sudo apt install tumbler tumbler-plugins-extra ffmpegthumbnailer Reading package ...
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Thunar Filemanager hangs

I'm running ubuntu studio, 16.04, XFCE with Thunar. After some updates this week, the Filemanager hangs for a fair while - over a minute possibly. When a window does appear, it picks up my network ...
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gigolo vim not working

I'm using Xbuntu 18.04 LTS. As usual I use Gigolo to connect to hosting by ssh. In file browser, Thunar, I can navigate files and folders and open/edit then in Gvim. I used that scheme many years. But ...
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How do I change the file manager that pops after inserting a pendrive?

I want to change the file manager that pops by default when I insert an USB stick, so instead of the simplified file manager I get Thunar. I have already tried looking in Configuration> Devices> ...
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How do I get icons for Thunar in 18.04?

After upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 (keeping my home folder) Thunar looks like this in an i3 session: Apparently some icons are missing, but what do I have to install? Note that the accepted answer ...
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How to add/modify toolbar icons on Thunar 1.6.11?

I currently switching from KDE to XFCE4 and starting to miss several useful toolbar buttons in Thunar, which I like in Dolphin. Yes, I understand, that I can us Dolphin on xfce, but it runs much ...
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not able to see raspberry pi shared external HDD

I have shared my external HDD via raspberry pi 3 on my local wifi. [pishare] comment = Pi Shared Folder path = /media/USBHDD1 browsable = yes guest ok = yes writable = yes ...
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Sorting order in Thunar: Underline first possible (with special emphasis to German sorting order)

This question pertains to Xubuntu 16.04 and Thunar 1.6.11 locale – a returns this: C C.UTF-8 de_AT.utf8 de_BE.utf8 de_CH.utf8 de_DE.utf8 de_LI.utf8 de_LU.utf8 en_AG en_AG.utf8 en_AU.utf8 en_BW.utf8 ...
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How to preview images in folder's icons?

I'm looking for a solution to preview images or videos of a folder in it's icon to identify easily. This feature has been present in Windows ever since but for some reason, I am unable to find it in ...
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unable to connect ubuntu phone to thunar

the first time I connect my Aquaris E 5 HD ubuntu edition phone to Thunar in Xubuntu, my phone appears as mtp://[usb:001,008]/ so I dont know how to connect the bq phone to the thinkpad ?
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USB floppy is mounted readonly in Thunar

I have connected an USB floppy drive to my Xubuntu 17.04 machine. The floppy shows up in Thunar for mounting but it is readonly afterwards. The writeprotect tab on the disk is closed and I can write ...
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Thunar - Make the drag and drop menu pop up by default

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 ...
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Flash drive throwing an error when trying to read it

So recently I just re-formatted my corrupt flash drive that I managed to get the data off of. Yesterday I copied all of my recovered files onto the flash drive, ejected it, and went back to bed. But ...
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Switched to xubuntu-desktop, nautilus glitches

I've recently switched from unity to xfce4, by installing through the package manager with: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop Sometimes when using xfce4 desktop a glitch happened where I was ...
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Desktop folders still open in Nautilus after making Thunar the default file manager

I followed this guide to make Thunar my default file manager: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DefaultFileManager However, double-clicking Desktop folders open them in Nautilus. I guess that's ...
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Search for files and copy them to another folder (Thunar)

I know it sounds like a stupid question, but really, how do I search for files (for instance, I want to find all files that have "python" in the name) in a folder using Thunar? I know there is "Search"...
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Connecting with Thunar through two layers of sftp

Is it possible to make a graphical connection through 2 layers of ssh, using Thunar? For a single "layer" I can open the remove host by typing sftp://user@host in the address bar, and then work with ...
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/media mount point name after power cut

I had a power cut whilst an SSD was mounted. After restart, the mount point has been appended with '1' and the old mount dir is still there. I think it's a duplicate of this problem but would like to ...
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Xubuntu: How to prevent applications/programs from showing hidden files when opening or saving files?

This behaviour by my Xubuntu 16.04 has started about a month ago, maybe a bit more. The behaviour of Thunar is normal, i.e. selecting "show hidden files and folders" does what it's supposed to, and ...
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Xubuntu Thunar “Open Terminal Here” opens konsole in homefolder

When I try to open console/terminal in any folder by drop-down menu in the Thunar, the konsole is opened in /home/user folder. How to configure "Open Terminal Here" shortcut to open new terminal ...
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MacOS-like file preview with spacebar for Xubuntu

I came across a question on Ask Ubuntu that mentioned that Ubuntu ships with a similar feature to macOS' preview, where you can select a file and press the spacebar to get a preview of the file. ...