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Thunar File Manager

Introduction

Thunar is a modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. Thunar has been designed from the ground up to be fast and easy to use. Its user interface is clean and intuitive and does not include any confusing or useless options by default. Thunar starts up quickly and navigating through files and folders is fast and responsive.


Thunar Plugins

Thunar plugins can be installed as separate, additional packages in order to extend the functionality of Thunar. Most Thunar plugins offer additional options on files in the context menu or via shortcut. The interface which is used by thunar plugins is the thunarx API.

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Debugging Support

Thunar currently supports four different levels of debugging support, which can be setup using the configure flag –enable-debug (check the output of configure –help):

Argument Description
full Use this if you want to debug Thunar to locate a bug. The build will most probably be noticably slower. This is also recommended for people that want to develop Thunar stuff.
yes Adds all kinds of checks to the code, and is therefore likely to run slower. Use this if you want to develop for Thunar (e.g. writing Thunar extensions and such).
minimum This is the default for release builds, and presents the recommended behaviour.
no Disables all sanity checks. Don't use this unless you know exactly what you do.

For some additional build & debug hints, as well check the Thunar Wiki pages.

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Standards compliance

Required Packages

Thunar depends on the following packages:

Thunar can optionally be build with the following packages:

  • D-Bus (strongly suggested, required for inter process communication)
  • xfce-panel (required to build the trash panel applet)
  • gudev (required for thunar-volman)
  • libnotify (required for mount notification support)

For concrete information on the minimum required versions, check configure.ac.in


Latest Release

  • thunar 4.17.7 released (2021/11/22 21:55)
    thunar 4.17.7 is now available for download from
    
      https://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/thunar/4.17/thunar-4.17.7.tar.bz2
      https://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/thunar/4.17/thunar-4.17.7.tar.bz2?sha1
      https://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/thunar/4.17/thunar-4.17.7.tar.bz2?sha256
    
    
    What is thunar?
    ===============
    
    Thunar is a modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. It has
    been designed from the ground up to be fast and easy-to-use. Its user
    interface is clean and intuitive, and does not include any confusing or
    useless options. Thunar is fast and responsive with a good start up time
    and directory load time. Thunar is accessible using Assistive
    Technologies and is fully standards compliant.
    
    Website:
      https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/start
    
    
    Release notes for 4.17.7
    ========================
    [Please note that this is a development release.]
    
    Development release on the master branch. Released now to fix some
    rather inconvenient regressions/crashes, so that early testers dont have
    to suffer from them.
    
    Here the complete changelog:
    
    - Use GList over gchar** for getting an uri list (Issue #684)
    - Prevent crash when restoring non-existing URI (Issue #684)
    - Regression: Can't copy and replace a directory any more (Issue #682)
    - 'New file' dialog: Dont highlight template extension (Issue #676)
    - Use g_strcmp0 over strcmp to prevent crash (Issue #679)
    - Inherit sort column/order of new tabs from current tab (Issue #678)
    - Feature: Statusbar customization (Issue #666)
    - Add link to thunar doc. to uca chooser dialog (Issue #245)
    - Dont replace ACSII characters 

Previous Releases

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Source Code Repository

https://gitlab.xfce.org/xfce/thunar

For additional build, test and debugging tips, see this page for more suggestions.


Reporting Bugs

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