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xfce:thunar:preferences [2019/07/26 18:37]
alexxcons In the Thunar 1.8.x preferences, the size in pixels can be picked directly
xfce:thunar:preferences [2021/02/17 09:36] (current)
kevinbowen add link to tumbler plugins
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-====== File Manager Preferences ======+~~NOTOC~~ 
 +{{ :xfce:xfce.thunar.png?no link|}} 
 +====== Thunar - File Manager Preferences ====== 
 + 
 +  * **[[#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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 ? Show thumbnails ? 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. ! 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. +! See the [[https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/tumbler/available_plugins|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. 
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 ? Date - Format ? Date - Format
 ! Choose your preferred date display format. You can as well provide a custom date string. ! Choose your preferred date display format. You can as well provide a custom date string.
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 +[[|Back to Top]]
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 ===== Side Pane Preferences ===== ===== Side Pane Preferences =====
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 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> </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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-? 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]]