[Thunar-dev] sort files by extension in Thunar?

Nick Schermer nickschermer at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 14:13:25 CET 2010

On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 4:47 PM, Michal Kaut <michalkaut at gmail.com> wrote:
> (The optimal thing, as far as I can tell, would be to have custom columns in
> Thunar. In this way, one could have (and be able to sort by) not only
> extension, but also ID3 tags for music and EXIF data for pictures .. but
> that is probably too much to ask for?)

I have this problem too from time to time, so I agree it's definitely
worth improving. For extensions this is quite easy (although we are in
feature freeze, so it won't land for Xfce 4.8 / Thunar 1.2).

EXIF/ID3 would be an extension point (we don't want to depend on too
much libraries for various reasons), which is obviously a bit harder.
Anyway, I'll create bugs for this, because it is important and since
the focus for 1.4 is more on improving features (1.2 was all about the
thunar-vfs -> gio migration), there is a good change this will be


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