ANNOUNCE: thunar 4.17.4 released

Alexander Schwinn alexxcons at
Sun Jul 18 00:44:15 CEST 2021

thunar 4.17.4 is now available for download from

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.


Release notes for 4.17.4
[Please note that this is a development release.]

Besides many fixes and translation updates, this development release
ships various new features brought to you by our GSoC students. My
personal highlights are:

- Automatic restore of tabs on startup
- Possibility to 'trust' launchers
- Support for 'recent:///'
- Zoom-level as a per-directory setting
- Various file-copy improvements

Here the complete log:
- Restore split-view separator position (Issue #616)
- Skip handler when switching to other split-view tab (Issue #615)
- Change thunar_file_is_trashed to thunar_file_is_trash
- New menu item for trashed files: "restore and open folder" (#382)
- Open restored tabs in correct order (Issue #613)
- After restoring tabs set focus on the last focused tab
- For "foo.txt" next available file should be of the form "foo N.txt"
- Ask "close window with tabs?" as well for STRG+Q (Issue #611)
- Keep modified time of files copied from foreign locations (#218)
- Use more general method to pick file names on copy (Issue #244)
- Add possibility to 'trust' launchers (Issue #156)
- Remove reload button from toolbar (!125)
- Add a preference to restore tabs on startup (Issue #338)
- Use thunar_g_file_new_for_computer and thunar_g_file_new_for_network
- Add support for gtk-recent (recent:///) (Issue #257)
- Add zoom-level as a per-directory setting (Issue #418)
- Generate incremental file name on name collision (Issue #210)
- Fix GLib-CRITICAL in list-view (Issue #487)
- thunar_file_is_executable() now checks if .desktop file is safe
- Fix missing folder in history when opened in new tab (Issue #594)
- Manage parallel job outside ThunarTransferJob (Issue #569)
- Replace ExoBinding with GBinding equivalent
- Move bookmarks into a separate Bookmarks menu (Issue #572)
- Proper destruction of member variables for thunar-launcher
- Fixing various memory leaks (Issue #573)
- Fix showing volume uuid in transfer dialog (Issue #579)
- Update manpage (Issue #121)
- Dont show "execute" on context menu for folders
- Translation Updates:
  Albanian, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Czech, Danish,
  Dutch, Estonian, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese,
  Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil),
  Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

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