ANNOUNCE: thunar 4.17.5 released

Alexander Schwinn alexxcons at
Sat Sep 11 15:39:38 CEST 2021

thunar 4.17.5 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 4.17.5
[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:

- Optional checksum on copy
- Usage of *.partial~ on copy until copy process finished
- Completely reworked File-Search mode
- Support for shared thumbnails

Here the complete list:

- Listen to changes on shortcuts to update them when required
- Prevent crash on copy+paste of many files (Issue #649)
- Ctrl + L does not leave search mode (Issue #645)
- Use move action when dragging files of different users (#196)
- Prevent focus stealing of file transfer dialog (Issue #643)
- Make file transfer window non-transient (Issue #109)
- shortcut view location cursor can flicker on selection (Issue #644)
- Fix file-icon update when file is cut (Issue #588)
- Incorrect "Send To" behavior with multiple arguments (Issue #609)
- Support thumbnails for symlinks (and devices / unknowns)
- Add option to verify file checksums on copy (Issue #511)
- Open correct folder on middle-click in tree-view (Issue #626)
- Shortcut-view: Keep focus in sync with current folder
- Add a `Location` column that appears while in search mode
- Add "Open Item Location" option in the context menu of Recent
- Add a new 'Open Item Location' entry in the right click context menu.
- Rework Search in Thunar (Issues #2, #28, #290)
- Remove fragmented file if file transfer is interrupted
- Fix invalid filenames when copying to FAT-like filesystem (Issue #77)
- Support shared thumbnail repositories (Issue #262)
- Add preference to limit the maximum size to be thumbnailed (#310)
- Use *.partial~ as an intermediate file for copy

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