[Thunar-dev] "Ejecting" USB flash drives

Tino Keitel tino.keitel+xfce at tikei.de
Wed Feb 23 07:52:59 CET 2011

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 20:22:20 +0100, Tino Keitel wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 17:42:49 +0100, Harald Judt wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Since thunar switched to udev, the "unmount" action has been
> > replaced with an "eject" action which unfortunately removes the
> > drive from the list in the left-pane menu.
> > 
> > I do not want that; I want the USB flash drive in my list as long as
> > it is physically attached to the computer. "Eject" is wrong here
> > anyway, you can't eject it like you can a CD or DVD. How can I
> > revert this annoying behaviour?
> > 
> > @thunar-dev: If this is only possible via patching the sources, I'm
> > very willing to do it this way.
> I HAL times, thunar gathered the eject capability from HAL and used it
> if the HAL entry had it set.  So to enable/disable the eject entry you
> had to change/add according entries in a HAL fdi file.  I don't know
> how it currently works, but maybe a similar interface exists that just
> needs to be adjusted to your needs.

I found eject related settings in

  <action id="org.freedesktop.udisks.drive-eject">


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