Thunar wish

Ralph Alvy ralph at
Tue Sep 9 18:42:59 CEST 2008

Mathias Brodala wrote:
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> Hi.
> Ralph Alvy, 09.09.2008 17:44:
>> Stavros Giannouris wrote:
>>> Στις 09-09-2008, ημέρα Τρι, και ώρα 08:23 -0700, ο/η Ralph Alvy έγραψε:
>>>> One thing I'd like to be able to do is open a Terminal in the directory 
>>>> I'm viewing in Thunar, using the Open Terminal Here function. From what 
>>>> I can tell, I can only access the function when RightClicking on a 
>>>> folder, but I want to be able to do that when the folder is open, not 
>>>> closed.
>>> You can* do that. Right click on some empty space in the directory you
>>> are viewing.
>>> [*] Hmm. I've just checked. It is possible in list & icon view, but not
>>> in details view.
>>> -S.
>> I forgot to mention that I use Detail View.
> In this case you could just create a custom action for arbitrary files
> calling your preferred Terminal.
> Regards, Mathias

Aha! I just created an action called Open Terminal in Current View, and 
chose this as my command, not using %f, %d, etc:

exo-open --launch TerminalEmulator

And I checked all boxes in the Appearance Conditions, with * as the 
mask. Now that works perfectly in Details View. I can now just Select 
any file or folder the current view and load that plugin. Terminal is 
then loaded in the current directory, not the selected one.


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