launch Thunar with 2 tabs

Alex acs82 at
Fri Mar 16 23:15:05 CET 2018

Hi Jerry,

closest I found was:
thunar <dir1> <dir2>

.. which will open the two directories in two separate windows. Not
exactly what you requested.

However there are already two bugs filed which both could solve your

Feel free to provide patches for them, if you want to push things a bit ;)


On 16.03.2018 18:34, Jerry Bond wrote:
> Hi Devs --
> In a recent discussion among our users (MX Linux) and others about the
> perennial double pane topic, the question arose about whether it was
> possible to launch Thunar with 2 tabs already active.
> Nothing we have found in the man page or the configs was encouraging,
> hence this email. Thinking something might be hidden, I tried without
> success a couple of options (and variants) that I thought might work:
> thunar --tabs=2
> thunar -t 2
> Is there an existing command that would do this?
> Thanks.
> Jerry
> Project Manager
> MX Linux
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