Thunar Questions

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at
Tue Apr 27 17:55:06 CEST 2010

Hi Rich,

2010/4/27 Rich Shepard <rshepard at>
>  While I've been using Xfce since its earliest days, I don't use Thunar.
> However, my wife does on her laptop running xubuntu-9.10. She tells me that
> she cannot move files from one directory to another, nor delete them, using
> Thunar and my brief examination yesterday evening seemed to confirm this. It
> makes no sense to us that a file manager does not make moving (as part of
> renaming, which is the opposite of the way it's done in a console) and
> deletion menu options.
>  I see nothing on the wiki (tips and tricks, FAQ). We must be missing
> something and owuld appreciate pointers to how to use Thunar for these
> functions.

Are you using the “Detailed view?” There is a known bug where clicking
the files don't work, in which case you can switch to another view
(check the menu View.) Perhaps try switching the GTK+ theme. Or find a
working 8-ball :-)

Other than that, I can only acknowledge that these features all work.

> Rich


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