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Thunar is a file manager for Linux and other Unix-like systems and core part of the XFCE desktop

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Are the rules for clearing Thunar's thumbnail cache set somewhere that the user can change?

I have recently discovered that my ~/.cache/thumbnails/normal/ folder contains some very old thumbnails. I was under the impression that these were automatically deleted with reasonable frequency. The ...
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Thunar cannot browse network

I've already figured out the answer, but decided to post this as a Q+A here because this bothered me for ages and it took a long time to find the solution. Hoping this will be of use to others (or ...
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xampp QStandardPaths: runtime directory '/run/user/1000' is not owned by UID 0

I have a problem when executing xampp and opening the application folder, since I get the following error: QStandardPaths: runtime directory '/run/user/1000' is not owned by UID 0, but a directory ...
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What patterns can be used in Thunar's Select By Pattern?

In Thunar, Select By Pattern - the option brought up by ctrl+s - lets you search through the files in a directory by patterns. For example, searching "?.jpg" will select all jpgs. What is ...
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Thunar shows me icons from Wine, but I don't have Wine installed. How can I make it forget about Wine?

I've tried the many methods from here and therefore I'm confident that I no longer have Wine installed on my Xubuntu 20.04 machine. However, the default icon for opening .dll and similar Windows files ...
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reverse Google image search from the CLI

Is it possible to do a reverse Google image search from the command line or a thunar custom action that only appears for images?
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File manager sidebar shortcuts synchronization

I have been comparing thunar and nautilus to decide if I wanted to switch file manager. Both have a sidebar on the left with shortcuts to various folders (home, documents, downloads...), to which you ...
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How do I put a shortcut to a folder inside a folder in XFCE's Thunar?

This should be simple, but I can't find a way to do it. Inside one of my folders, let's call it Music, I want a link to a folder that's elsewhere on my drive, let's call it Albums, without having to ...
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Transmission right click "Open Folder" opens xfburn instead of thunar

Regarding the Transmission bit torrent client, when I right-click the "Open Folder" option, the application xfburn opens instead of the file manager Thunar. How can I fix this? My operating system ...
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Unable to trash files accross filesystem boundaries when using Thunar

I have an XFCE container with 2 mounts --bind : /home and /home/collab. /home/collab is meant to be a shared directory where everyone has access. Each time I try to move a file from /home/collab to ...
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How to change width of Thunar menu width

I'm using Thunar with XFCE4 and I found a problem. The sub-menu "Create Document" can't be fully displayed (the sub-menu is too narrow, just as the picture shows), but other sub-menus are OK. How can ...
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How to search WITHIN subfolders in Thunar File Manager?

I have GalliumOS, it's basically a Xubuntu for Chromebooks. So, when I installed Firefox, the icon turned to a dumb theme. So I read oneline that the icon is located in /usr/share/icons, great! But ...
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Samba client - unix username differ from smb

Problem: Can't map unix user to smb username on client. Scenario: server1 running Windows with smb shares client1 running Debian On server1 is user JSmith On client1 is user jsm When trying to ...
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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 do 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

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" letter nothing happens? I would expect that the selection jumps to the ...
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Varying foler size in linux

I know that Linux doesn't show the total size of the contents in a folder as the folder size as Windows systems do. The following screenshot shows what I mean: Unlike shown in the image, the total ...
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How to move Trash bookmark to the bottom in Thunar?

I've installed Arch Linux and Xfce. In Thunar, which is default file manager for Xfce, I add a lot of folders to bookmarks. I want to move Trash shortcut to the bottom of bookmarks in Thunar. P.S: I'...
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Thunar custom actions appearance conditions: don't show up when no files selected

I have a thunar custom action for archiving selected files in one click. The problem is that the custom action shows up in the menu even if no files/directories are selected. How do I prevent this ...
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MTP and Thunar: HTC One via USB

I googled for a while and still don't have my HTC One listed in Thunar. What I tried: turn off debugger mode on phone connected the phone to different USB-ports as I read that it might not work with ...
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Unwanted Bluetooth sharing window appears when opening the containing directory of a download in Firefox. How do I fix this?

Whenever I want to browse the location of a file I downloaded in Firefox a Bluetooth sharing application window appears instead. This is the same window that appears when I right click a local file in ...
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SSH authentication issue with Thunar: Can open individual files but can’t open many files

I have a server that I SSH into all the time. I have SSH keys set up, but I'm noticing a strange behavior with video files that I'm trying to edit with VLC. As most know, with a program like Thunar, ...
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Lotus Notes prefixes weblinks with file: scheme

I have Lotus Notes 9.0.1 running on Xubuntu 15.10 and I can't find a way to open links by just clicking on them. The default application for links is set to google chrome and it works from within ...
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Connect to FTP over SSL/TLS with Thunar

I have a Windows server (Windows Server 2012 R2) running IIS 8.0 FTP and it requires SSL (using a self-signed certificate). I am able to connect and pull/push using lftp, however, I can't find a way ...
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Show shortcuts for actions in Thunar

Is there a way to display the shortcuts in Thunar (or other Xfce stuff), if any? I know that the shortcuts can be specified in file accels.scm. All of them are set to default and commented out so ...
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Quickest way to give file name the current date on Linux

There are a lot of occurrences in which I want to name a file or directory something with the current date in it. Mostly it's temporary backups that I take every once in a while, just in case I mess ...
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Disable search box in Thunar

I come from Windows background and it's very furstrating that when I start typing something, I can't use arrows, backspace, alt+arrows etc. anymore thanks to this little box in the right bottom ...
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Thunar custom command: Keep Terminal open

When I make custom commands for Thunar with the xfce4-terminal -x command, sometimes I'd like to see the Terminal output of the command. How can I prevent Terminal from closing after the command is ...
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Fail to re-build package with debuild

In order to build the package 'thunar' in debian-wheezy I did the following steps: sudo apt-get build-dep thunar sudo apt-get source thunar cd thunar-1.2.3/debian sudo debuild -uc -us Till here ...
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Cannot write to any USB device mounted via Thunar file manager. Can only read as “root?”

I'm using Debian testing with XFCE as Desktop Environment and Thunar as filemanager. I've an issue regarding the mounting of USB mass storages such as USB flash drive. When I plug in the USB flash ...
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How can I change rename shortcut key to Enter (Return) in Thunar file manager?

Mouse hover method works for all other keys expect Enter. Editing /home/username/.config/Thunar/accels.scm has no effect and it reloads to previous values after logging in again.
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Thunar is not showing any thumbnails

I was looking for the gnome-exe-thumbnailer (or similar) package in Fedora 20 (which surprinsingly wasn't in the repos) but I found tumbler-extras, which I installed and almost immediately uninstalled;...
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EXT4 external hard drive for use with multiple systems

I recently bought a external hard drive to store some data on. I use Linux but I am not a power user. If I format the drive to EXT4, is it possible for the permissions to ever screw up and I lose ...
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Thunar Custom Actions appear twice

I'm currently using Debian Wheezy (aka testing) with XFCE desktop environment and Thunar. Almost all the custom actions I have created so far appear twice in Thunar context menu. I'm not at my Linux ...
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Exploring the Network and sharing files in XFCE/OpenBox/Thunar

As of recently I started using a debian-based distro called crunchbang which uses OpenBox as a window manager and thunar as file manager. I did setup Samba server correctly and can now share files ...
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Anyone who uses XFCE (under Fedora) use a different file manager instead of Thunar?

I just upgraded from Fedora 11 to Fedora 15 on my laptop, and from GNOME to XFCE. The file manager has a peculiar behaviour. Most of the time, not always, it copies between different instances within ...
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Why is Thunar not creating and showing thumbnails of images?

Thunar is my main file manager. Normally it automatically creates thumbnail images of all images in the directory being viewed. After experimenting with other Linux distros then installing Arch ...
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Making Thunar the default file browser without hiding the desktop icons

I really dislike Ubuntu's default file browser, nautilus, and decided to opt for a lighter alternative (Thunar or Xfe). I've used the following script to change the default to Thunar, but now all my ...
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chmod problems with setting others to read

I have a directory tree with the permission for others as none. I need to change it to read. I execute this command: chmod -R o+r My\ Dir However, it doesn't seem to work for directories, as apache ...
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