ANNOUNCE: thunar 4.17.1 released

Alexander Schwinn alexxcons at
Sun Mar 21 10:42:28 CET 2021

thunar 4.17.1 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 4.17.1
Development release on the master branch.

One reason to do the next development release was, to get early testers
for the changes on the shortcuts-view (unified context menu).
Though the release as well ships various fixes, some smaller features
and translation updates:

- Use a more specific device eject label (Issue #153)
- Reload current directory before selecting new files (Issue #524)
- Shortcuts view: Open new folder after creation
- ThunarLauncher: Dont expose "select files" closure
- Use thunar-menu and launcher in shortcuts view (Issue #198)
- thunar-launcher: Send signal when device operation is
- Removed 'the root folder has no parent' dialog box
- tree-view: Hide menu-item "properties" for unmounted devices
- Regression: Missing "mount"/"unmount" on tree-view devices
- thunar-launcher: unpack g_value with correct call
- Remove watches on shortcuts (Issue #513) (Issue #47)
- Regression: Select copied files after copy operation (Issue #520)
- Reintroduce alternative zoom shortcuts (Issue #514)
- Prevent hangup if a copy task that is blocked is resumed (Issue #467)
- Improve comments in "thumbnail_needs_frame"
- Improve device unmount messages (Issue #516)
- Regression: Allow custom image files for UCA icons (Issue #517)
- Dont merge folders when creating copy with same name (Issue 491)
- Fix incorrect return value in scroll event handler (Issue #512)
- Use wording "queued" instead of "frozen" for jobs (Issue #511)
- Revamp documentation to modernize/uniformize accross components
- Remove tray icon and related methods (Issue #495)
- Regression: Skip app info updates on sendto actions (Issue #502)
- Regression: Toggle menu visibility on F10 if menu hidden (Issue #498)
- thunar-launcher: Unify way to set selected device/location/files
- thunar-launcher: Keep ref on ThunarDevice while poking
- thunar-launcher: Provide service to open locations (bookmarks)
- Regression: "Shift" + "Select Trash in menu" has to trigger delete
- Translation Updates:
  Basque, Bulgarian, Chinese (China), Czech, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish,
  French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean,
  Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan (post 1500), Persian (Iran), Portuguese,
  Portuguese (Brazil), Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Uyghur

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