ANNOUNCE: thunar 4.17.9 released

Alexander Schwinn alexxcons at
Sat Jul 9 21:59:33 CEST 2022

thunar 4.17.9 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 4.17.9
[Please note that this is a development release.]

Development release on the master branch, shipping tons of improvements,
fixes and translation updates:

- Dont rely on xfconf value for menubar toggle (Issue #777)
- Dont rely on xfconf value for statusbar toggle (Issue #777)
- Dont rely on xfconf value for sidepane menu items (Issue #777)
- Bulk renamer: Rename in multiple iterations (Issue #108)
- meaningful naming for Location Selector (Issue #826)
- Prevent GLib-GObject-CRITICAL when using tree-view (Issue #827)
- Bulk Renamer: Allow multiple matches when using regex (Issue #230)
- Fix various memory leaks (Issue #573)
- Ignore escape sequences when executing launchers
- Fix crash when changing tab titles preferences (#808)
- Don't modify the 'exe' line in .desktop files unintentionally
- Search: show symlinks in results (Issue #809)
- Rename ThunarLauncher class to ThunarActionManager
- Enable to switch from search entry to other UI elements (Issue #792)
- Hide accel labels in launcher submenus (Issue #779)
- Fix broken build with gcc7 : “declaration is not a statement”
- List View: Show relative paths for column 'location'
- Check for empty path property in .desktop files
- Add tooltips for select by pattern dialog
- Restore view-type before exiting while search is active (Issue #794)
- Add menu item 'edit launcher' for '.desktop' files
- Search string normalization and diacritic stripping (Issue #793)
- Add border around infobar in trash (Issue #795)
- Fix segfault when closing Thunar during search (Issue #789)
- Respect last-show-hidden during search (Issue #785)
- Allow searching for multiple search terms (Issue #783)
- Handle special columns properly when ending a search (Issue #782)
- Replace exo_str_* () with GLib functions
- Bump up Glib dependency to 2.66.0
- Fixed folder activation during search in some cases (Issue #774)
- ExoIconView search workaround: do not save the temporary view type
- Fix column editor model filter logic
- Show the `Location` column in `recent:\`.
- Show the `Search with Catfish...` button only if catfish is installed
- Tweak order of tab settings in preferences dialog
- build: Fix intltool lock file problem during make distcheck
- Add option to show last modified date in the statusbar (Issue #641)
- Usage of glist to concatinate statusbar strings
- Add configure option to set thunarx default dirs
- Add configure option to enable thunarx custom dirs (Issue #771)
- Sort symlinks like regular files when sorting by type (Issue #71)
- Make thunar toolbar editor resizable and set a default size
- Refactor thunarx module loading (Issue #755)
- Add preference to disable recursive search (Issue #751)
- Compact View: Optional ellipsization instead word wrap (Issue #595)
- Add toolbar button to show menubar when hidden (Issue #174)
- Bookmark accels not working (Issue #762)
- Toolbar Editor: Default to a bigger dialog size (Issue #758)
- Toolbar: Make custom actions invisible by default (Issue #757)
- Dont show a checkbox for "vertical split pane" in the settings
- Show as well invalid bookmarks in the bookmarks menu (Issue #582)
- Remove 'Date Deleted' from 'Configure Column' List (Issue #750)
- Move trash infobar to the bottom (Issue #605)
- Translation Updates:
  Albanian, Arabic, Armenian, Armenian (Armenia), Asturian, Basque,
  Bengali, 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, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Malay,
  Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Occitan (post 1500), Persian
  (Iran), Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish,
  Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Urdu, Urdu (Pakistan), Uyghur, Vietnamese

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