Removal of the location button

Raphael Groner raphgro at
Mon Nov 7 17:12:54 CET 2011

Hi Jannis,

it seems sometimes that the devs can read thoughts of their users.
Actually, I need and used the browsed history of Thunar recently. :)

> Actually, the back/forward buttons are also something I would like to
> change. The extra drop down buttons look a bit cluttered IMHO and I'm
> thinking about dropping them and making the main back/forward buttons
> pop up a history menu instead when pressed for a longer period of
> time. 

Well, how do you communicate the doubled functionality of the buttons
to the user? Maybe place a tooltip then for the buttons that explains
shortly to keep the button pressed to see the whole history.

Personally, I like to have a history in Thunar to see the last 5 used
directories. Also, the suggested idea of the most used directories will
be a good feature, this should go then to a seperate menu or a part of
the sidebar. So far, my opinion.

> This would be similar to what Firefox does and it saves some
> horizontal space as well.

Firefox still also have the down-arrow button in the right corner of
the URL bar to open a list of recently used URLs. I don't use this
feature, is it an history list or a what?
Please, don't transform Thunar in Firefox! Thunar should keep its
simplicity besides a good usability.

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