ANNOUNCE: thunar 4.17.2 released

Alexander Schwinn alexxcons at
Fri May 7 10:54:02 CEST 2021

thunar 4.17.2 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 4.17.2
Development release on the master branch.

This development release ships some new features and various tweaks and
enhancements, many of them provided by GSoC students.

As well alot of fixes and translation updates are included:

- Prevent crash if non-existing bookmark is right-clicked (Issue #552)
- Sendto-menu: Renamed "Create Shortcut" to "Add Bookmark"
- Allow middle-clicking navigation buttons (Issue #98)
- Support `Today`/`Yesterday` option for custom date styles (#292)
- Prevent crash if invalid-symlink is used as bookmark (Issue #552)
- Scroll to correct height after changing to a parent dir (#531)
- Dont execute files, passed via command line due to security risks
- Move 'reload' button out of pathbar (Issue #559)
- Improve usability of Computer:// in list view (Issue #297)
- Select the correct bookmark after opening a new window (Issue #106)
- Shortcut-view regression: Middle mouse click on folder did not work
- Make use of xfce icon "org.xfce.settings.default-applications"
- Avoid excessively checking whether files are executables (Issue #180)
- Add Option to keep focus while opening folder in new tab (Issue #364)
- Add `Add Bookmark` menu item to the Go menu (Issue #283)
- On "Select by Pattern" add option for case sensitivity (Issue #173)
- CDDA appears twice in side pane (Issue #486)
- Add `Empty Trash` infobar while in the trash folder (Issue #11)
- Add section 'Default Application' for app. selection (Issue #342)
- BulkRenamer: Preselect `Name and Suffix` if only dirs are selected
- List view: Leave size column blank for directories (Issue #543)
- BulkRenamer: Split 'Rename' button into 'Apply' and 'Done' (#22)
- Critical error when opening Edit menu (Issue #542)
- Add menu entry 'Set Default App' to 'Open with' submenu (Issue #342)
- Shortcuts view regression : Watch trash for changes (Issue #538)
- Fix `misc-full-path-in-title` memory fault (Issue #484)
- Add 'sort by Date Deleted' option to 'arrange items' menu (#123)
- Add 'date deleted' column for the trash directory (Issue #123)
- Translation Updates:
  Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Armenian (Armenia), Asturian, Basque,
  Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Hong Kong),
  Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Eastern Armenian, English
  (Australia), English (United Kingdom), Esperanto, Estonian, Finnish,
  French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic,
  Indonesian, Interlingue, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian,
  Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Occitan (post 1500),
  Panjabi (Punjabi), Persian (Iran), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese
  (Brazil), Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Telugu, Thai,
  Turkish, Urdu, Urdu (Pakistan), Uyghur, Vietnamese

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