browsing the network from thunar

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Thu Dec 11 17:58:02 CET 2008

Am Thu, 11 Dec 2008 17:14:23 +0100
schrieb Harold <xfce at>:

> On Thu, 11 Dec 2008 08:05:58 -0800, "Grant McWilliams"
> <grantmasterflash at> wrote:
> > It would be nice if Thunar had something like io-slaves but I've
> > seen the argument here that it's a file manager not a web browser
> > but I don't
> agree.
> It has been said before that Thunar will eventually use gvfs[1], in
> the mean time you may mount the entire network by using smbnetfs[2] or
> fusesmb[3].

Yes, for Thunar 1.2 I am planning to replace thunar-vfs with GIO/Gvfs.
Xfce 4.6 will include Thunar 1.0, so unfortunately you'll have to wait
for a couple of months. Xubuntu 9.04 may ship a patch for samba
browsing but other than that the only way to browse your network is to
use FUSE manually.

  - Jannis
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