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-====== File Management ​Preferences ======+====== File Manager ​Preferences ======
  
-Use the {gui>​File Manager Preferences ​dialog} to set your Thunar file manager preferences. To open the preferences dialog, choose {gui>​Edit>​Preferences...} from the menu bar, or click on the {gui>​File Manager} button in the Xfce Settings Manager.+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.
  
-The File Manager Preferences dialog is divided into four pages with different options, each described in a separate section below. Basically you can set preferences in the following categories:+The File Manager Preferences dialog is divided into four tabs with different options, each described in a separate section below. Basically you can set preferences in the following categories:
  
-  * The default settings for the views+  * The default ​view settings for the Main Area
-  * The default settings for the side pane+  * The default settings for the Side Pane
-  * The behavior of the file manager windows.+  * The behavior of mouse clicks.
   * Advanced features of the file manager.   * Advanced features of the file manager.
  
-Thunar also supports ​a bunch of so-called ​//Hidden Options//, which control ​several ​advanced features of the file manager, but are not included in the preferences in order to keep the preferences ​dialog simple. The [[http://​git.xfce.org/​xfce/​thunar/​plain/​docs/​README.thunarrc|README.thunarrc]] file that is included with the Thunar distribution describes all available options in detail+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.
  
-===== Views Preferences =====+===== Display ​Preferences =====
  
-You can specify a default viewselect sort options ​and display options. You can also specify whether thumbnails should be displayed for file types that support ​this.+You can specify a default view and select ​various ​sort and display options. You can also specify whether thumbnails should be displayed for file types that support ​them.
  
 <figure "View Preferences">​ <figure "View Preferences">​
-{{:​xfce:​thunar:​preferences-views.png?​nolink&​|}}+{{:​xfce:​thunar:​preferences-display.png?​nolink&​|}}
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
  
-? View new folder ​using +? View new folders ​using: 
-! Select the default view for folders. When you open a new window, the is displayed in the view that you select. This can be either ​the icon view, the compact list view or the detailed list view. You can also select {gui>​Last Active View} here to use the view you used for the last active window+! Select the default view mode for folders. When you open a new window, ​you can specify that the Main Area display ​is set to //Icons//, //Detailed List// or //Compact List//, or you can have the new window use the //Last Active View//. Note: this setting only applies to opening folders in a new window. If you open them in a new tab, the view in the new tab will be the same as the active ​view in the original tab. 
 +? Show thumbnails 
 +! Select this option ​to show thumbnails of image files and other supported files. Choose ​the //Local Files Only// option if you find that displaying thumbnails is too slow on network drives. The file manager stores the thumbnail files for each folder in the hidden .thumbnails directory in the user's Home folder. 
 +! See the [[Tumbler]] plugins section if you want to extend the basic thumbnail functionality provided by Thunar with support for additional file types
 ? Sort folders before files ? Sort folders before files
 ! Select this option to list folders before files when you sort a folder. ​ ! Select this option to list folders before files when you sort a folder. ​
-? Show thumbnails +? Show file size in binary format 
-Select this option to show thumbnails of image files and other supported files. The file manager stores ​the thumbnail files for each folder in the hidden ​.thumbnails directory ​in the user's Home Folder. +Display ​file sizes using the IEC binary prefix //​kibibyte//,​ //​mebibyte//​ and //​gibibyte//​ format (KiB, MiB, GiB) instead of the more common decimal format of //​kilobyte//,​ //​megabyte//,​ //​gigabyte//​ (KB, MB, GB)In the binary format, 1 KiB = 1024 bytes whereas ​in the decimal format, 1 KB = 1000 bytes
-! See the section called [[Thumbnailers]] if you want to extend the basic thumbnail functionality provided by Thunar with support for additional file types.  +Icon View - Text beside icons 
-? Text beside icons +! Select this option ​to place the captions for items in the icon view beside the icon rather than under the icon.  
-! Select this options ​to place the icon captions for items in the icon view beside the icon rather than under the icon. +? Date - Format 
 +! Choose your preferred date display format. You can as well provide a custom date string.
  
 ===== Side Pane Preferences ===== ===== Side Pane Preferences =====
  
-You can select display options for the shortcuts pane and the tree pane+You can select display options for both modes of the Side Pane
  
 <figure "Side Pane Preferences">​ <figure "Side Pane Preferences">​
-{{:​xfce:​thunar:​preferences-side-pane.png?​nolink&​|}}+{{:​xfce:​thunar:​preferences-sidepane.png?​nolink&​|}}
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
  
-The side pane can either ​display a list of shortcuts for folders in your file system, which is the default, or a tree view of your file system. This page allows you to select the size of the icons for the shortcuts and the tree paneYou can also specify whether emblems should be displayed.+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 viewsThe 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.
  
-? Icon Size 
-! The size of the icons displayed in the side, ranging from {gui>​Very Small} (around 16x16 pixels) to {gui>​Very Large} (around 128x128 pixels). ​ 
-? Show Icon Emblems 
-! Select this option to display emblems for folders in the side pane. You can assign emblems to folders in the Properties dialog. Select a folder in the main area and choose {gui>​File>​Properties...} from the main menu, or right-click the folder and select {gui>​Properties...} from the context menu.  
  
 ===== Behavior Preferences ===== ===== Behavior Preferences =====
  
-You can select the preferred behavior to interact with the file manager.+Here you can specify how your mouse buttons behave when selecting or activating items.
  
 <figure "​Behavior Preferences">​ <figure "​Behavior Preferences">​
 {{:​xfce:​thunar:​preferences-behavior.png?​nolink&​|}} {{:​xfce:​thunar:​preferences-behavior.png?​nolink&​|}}
 </​figure>​ </​figure>​
 +**__Navigation__**
  
-? Single click to active ​items +? Single click to activate ​items 
-! Select this option to perform the default action for an item when you click on the item. When this option ​is selectedand you point to an item, the title of the item is underlined and the item will be selected automatically after a short delay. +! Select this option to perform the default action for an item when you single-click on the item. When single-click activation ​is enabledpausing 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.
-This delay can be configured below the option. You can also disable ​the automatic ​selection ​of items by moving the selector ​to the left-most position. ​+
 ? Double click to activate items ? Double click to activate items
-! Select this option to perform the default action for an item when you double click on the item, and 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. ​ 
 + 
 +**__Tabs instead of new Windows__** 
 +? 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
  
 ===== Advanced Preferences ===== ===== Advanced Preferences =====
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-? Folder Permissions +**__Folder Permissions__** 
-Choose ​the action that should be performed when you change the permissions of a folder in the Properties dialog. You can choose to let Thunar ​ask everytime ​when you change folder permissions,​ tell it to default to applying the new permissions to the folder ​only or to apply them recursively ​to the folder contents ​as well.  + 
-? Volume Management +Choose ​how Thunar ​responds ​when you attempt ​to apply new folder ​permissions:  
-If Thunar was installed with support for HAL and the //thunar-volman// package is also installed, you can enable the integrated volume manager. See the section called [[Management of Removable ​Drives and Media]] for details about this feature.+  *to just the selected ​folder 
 +  *to the folder ​and all of its contents 
 +  *to ask for your choice every time
 +**__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.