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xfce:thunar:preferences [2019/07/26 18:21] – [Display Preferences] alexxconsxfce:thunar:preferences [2021/02/08 07:38] – Added inline ToC kevinbowen
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-====== File Manager Preferences ======+~~NOTOC~~ 
 +{{ :xfce:xfce.thunar.png?no link|}} 
 +====== Thunar - File Manager Preferences ====== 
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 +  * **[[#Display Preferences|Display Preferences]]** 
 +  * **[[#Side Pane Preferences|Side Pane Preferences]]** 
 +  * **[[#Behavior Preferences|Behavior Preferences]]** 
 +  * **[[#Advanced Preferences|Advanced Preferences]]** 
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 +----
  
 Use the {gui>File Manager Preferences} dialog to customize Thunar settings to your liking. To open the preferences dialog, choose {gui>Edit>Preferences...} from the menu bar. Use the {gui>File Manager Preferences} dialog to customize Thunar settings to your liking. To open the preferences dialog, choose {gui>Edit>Preferences...} from the menu bar.
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 Thunar also supports several so-called [[hidden-settings|Hidden Options]], which control advanced features of the file manager, but are not included in the preferences in order to keep the dialog simple. Thunar also supports several so-called [[hidden-settings|Hidden Options]], which control advanced features of the file manager, but are not included in the preferences in order to keep the dialog simple.
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 ===== Display Preferences ===== ===== Display Preferences =====
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 ! Select this option to place the captions for items in the icon view beside the icon rather than under the icon.  ! Select this option to place the captions for items in the icon view beside the icon rather than under the icon. 
 ? Date - Format ? Date - Format
-! Choose your preferred date display format.+! Choose your preferred date display format. You can as well provide a custom date string. 
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 +[[|Back to Top]] 
 +----
  
 ===== Side Pane Preferences ===== ===== Side Pane Preferences =====
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 <figure "Side Pane Preferences"> <figure "Side Pane Preferences">
-{{:xfce:thunar:1.6:thunar_prefs-side-pane.png?nolink&|}}+{{:xfce:thunar:preferences-sidepane.png?nolink&|}}
 </figure> </figure>
  
-The Side Pane can display either a list of shortcuts for folders in your file system, which is the default, or a tree view. This tab allows you to select the size of the icons shown in both of those views. The choices range from {gui>Very Small} (around 16x16 pixelsto {gui>Very Large} (around 128x128 pixels)+The Side Pane can display either a list of shortcuts for folders in your file system, which is the default, or a tree view. This tab allows you to select the size of the icons shown in both of those views. The choices range from 16x16 pixels to 256x256 pixels.
  
 If you have customized any of your folder icons with emblems, you can also specify whether those emblems should be displayed in the Side Pane. This will not affect those emblems displaying in the Main Area. See the [[working-with-files-and-folders#properties|Properties]] section for how to assign emblems to folder icons. If you have customized any of your folder icons with emblems, you can also specify whether those emblems should be displayed in the Side Pane. This will not affect those emblems displaying in the Main Area. See the [[working-with-files-and-folders#properties|Properties]] section for how to assign emblems to folder icons.
  
 +[[|Back to Top]]
 +----
  
 ===== Behavior Preferences ===== ===== Behavior Preferences =====
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 <figure "Behavior Preferences"> <figure "Behavior Preferences">
-{{:xfce:thunar:1.6:thunar_prefs-behavior.png?nolink&|}}+{{:xfce:thunar:preferences-behavior.png?nolink&|}}
 </figure> </figure>
 +**__Navigation__**
  
-=== Navigation === 
 ? Single click to activate items ? Single click to activate items
 ! Select this option to perform the default action for an item when you single-click on the item. When single-click activation is enabled, pausing the mouse pointer over an item will automatically select the item after the chosen delay. This behavior may be useful when a single click activates items and you want only to select the item without activating it. You can disable this selection behavior by moving the slider to the left-most position. ! Select this option to perform the default action for an item when you single-click on the item. When single-click activation is enabled, pausing the mouse pointer over an item will automatically select the item after the chosen delay. This behavior may be useful when a single click activates items and you want only to select the item without activating it. You can disable this selection behavior by moving the slider to the left-most position.
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 ! Select this option to perform the default action for an item when you double-click on it and to select the item with a single click.  ! Select this option to perform the default action for an item when you double-click on it and to select the item with a single click. 
  
-=== Middle Click === +**__Tabs instead of new Windows__** 
-If your mouse has a middle button, you don't have to go to the menu or right-click on a folder to get the {gui>Open} menu. You can use the middle button to open the folder in your choice of a new window or new tab.+? Open folders in new tabs on middle click 
 +If your mouse has a middle button, you don't have to go to the menu or right-click on a folder to get the {gui>Open} menu. You can use the middle button to open the folder in your choice of a new window or new tab. 
 + 
 +? Open new thunar instances as tabs 
 +! Whenever you launch thunar while an existing thunar window is already open, a new tab will be added to the existing thunar window instead opening a new window. 
 + 
 +**__Context Menu__** 
 +? Show action to permanently delete files and folders 
 +! The context menu will show an additional entry to permanently delete files and folders 
 + 
 +[[|Back to Top]] 
 +---- 
 ===== Advanced Preferences ===== ===== Advanced Preferences =====
  
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 <figure "Advanced Preferences"> <figure "Advanced Preferences">
-{{:xfce:thunar:1.6:thunar_prefs-advanced.png?nolink&|}}+{{:xfce:thunar:preferences-advanced.png?nolink&|}}
 </figure> </figure>
  
-? Folder Permissions +**__Folder Permissions__** 
-Choose how Thunar responds when you attempt to apply new folder permissions: + 
 +Choose how Thunar responds when you attempt to apply new folder permissions: 
   *to just the selected folder   *to just the selected folder
   *to the folder and all of its contents   *to the folder and all of its contents
   *to ask for your choice every time.   *to ask for your choice every time.
-? Volume Management +**__Volume Management__** 
-If the ''thunar-volman'' package is installed, you can enable the integrated volume manager by checking the {gui>Enable Volume Management} box and then clicking the //Configure// link to bring up the **Removable Drives and Media** dialog. See the section called [[using-removable-media|Using Removable Media]] for details about this feature.+ 
 +If the ''thunar-volman'' package is installed, you can enable the integrated volume manager by checking the {gui>Enable Volume Management} box and then clicking the //Configure// link to bring up the **Removable Drives and Media** dialog. See the section called [[using-removable-media|Using Removable Media]] for details about this feature. 
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 +[[|Back To Top]] 
 +---- 
 +[[:xfce:thunar:|Back to Thunar documentation page]]