Thunar 1.0.2

One thing lacking in the Wary repo is an alternative file manager. Today I stumbled upon this:

This is a cut-down Thunar file manager, created by technosaurus. Thunar is part of Xfce, but this one runs standalone.

GrumpyWolfe added some files that were needed for it to work properly, and uploaded a fixed PET.

I downloaded the PET and added all the bells and whistles to get it to work nicely in Wary, or any other Puppy for that matter. My PET does not need any extra icon packages -- Thunar shares the ROX-Filer icons, plus I created some symlinks to existing icons. Mime handling is sorted out, so you can click on a file and the correct application opens. I also expanded the SendTo menu.

My PET (422KB):

I haven't given Thunar heavy-duty use yet, but I have noticed the speed. Let me know if it needs anything more done to it -- or if you can solve it, even better!

Posted on 17 Apr 2011, 23:59


Posted on 18 Apr 2011, 11:01 by mistfire
Thunar as a official file manager in Puppy Family Release
Barry I already use thunar as a file manager. It is much easier to use than rox-filer. Its behavior is the same as Windows Explorer. I suggest that use toolbar style as navigation view for more user friendly appearance. and also the windows refugees and newbies will adapt more easily on Linux environment. I suggest that the Thunar must be the official file manager of Puppy Family Releases such as Puppy, Wary, and Quirky.

Posted on 18 Apr 2011, 11:06 by mistfire
Desktop in Thunar
I read the forum link that you post. I noticed that on the screenshots that there is no desktop folder in thunar, so it means that the pinboard is still use. can you use the Desktop Folder instead of pinboard? so that the use can also save files on desktop.

Posted on 18 Apr 2011, 11:52 by ozsouth
I find Rox difficult, so I use Emelfm, but this version of Thunar is very good. Would make a good default.

Posted on 18 Apr 2011, 12:16 by charlie6
utf-8 on lupu-525 (follow post by 10 Apr 2011 19:53)
Hi Barry,
Re UTF-8

I don't know. You will have to find out. If in doubt, enable UTF-8.

thanks !
have found some explanation here: in shinobar/béem's post exchanges. I assume it could be also similar with fr_BE@euro setting.

 shinobar wrote: If you select nl_BE@euro, the firstrun('Personalize Settings' or 'Countrywizard') offers UTF-8 as the default, but the nl_BE@euro.UTF-8 is not supported by libc nor Xlib.

Allowed locales:
* nl_BE
* nl_BE@euro
* nl_BE.UTF-8
Please tick off the 'UTF-8' checkbox if you want nl_BE@euro.
Though i recommend nl_BE.UTF-8.

Tested on lupu-525: in my case fr_BE.UTF-8 works the better.
All the best!

Posted on 18 Apr 2011, 14:39 by mavrothal
AppRun runs fin in XOpup and is fairly simple to have home open in Thunar, but I didn't manage to get /root/.pup_event/<partition>/AppRun to open volumes in Thunar.
Any hints?

Posted on 18 Apr 2011, 17:06 by ttuuxxx
Hi Barry
2.14X has had Thunar included for over a year now, Rox Is still default in 2.14X but there's a extra icon on 2.14x desktop that launches thunar if a user wants to use it, Personally I don't like any other File manager other than rox and hope you never change it :), Thunar is a good alternative for others who are looking for one :), but most of us are happy with rox.

Posted on 18 Apr 2011, 18:41 by Terryphi
Thunar v Rox
+1 for Rox remaining as default file manager.

Posted on 19 Apr 2011, 3:48 by FeodorF
problem with thunar
little problem ...

as soon as thunar finds a xxx.jpg file, it replaces the mini icon of the xxx.jpg file and dies. The xxx.jpg file is located in my-documents.

Kernel, Pentium III / 1.5GB, XOrg 1.7.5, 1024x768x24bit, 2.1 Mesa 7.6 direct rendering, frugal mode on ntfs.

B.W., FeodorF

Posted on 19 Apr 2011, 4:05 by FeodorF
problem with thunar-2
Well I think I need to add this info too; system used: Wary 5.1.1

Posted on 19 Apr 2011, 4:11 by FeodorF
problem with thunar-2 add
Oops! add: nVidia NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x]

Posted on 19 Apr 2011, 4:35 by mavrothal
thunar v rox
I do not think that ROX is going anywhere. Is an integral part of Puppy and a fine file manager.
However, I would think that when someone installs a file manager would expect it to open when clicking on the home folder or the mounted volumes. No?
All it takes actually is a couple of changes in /usr/local/bin/drive_all and an one line script ;)

Posted on 19 Apr 2011, 5:35 by dawg
JPG = death
Same thing for me as for FeodorF: upon trying to open a JPG, Thunar segfaults. (Wary511)

Seems like a nice file manager otherwise, in some respect (e.g. mouse-selecting of multiple files) perhaps even more useful than Nautilus! (minus the FTP support, and ROX's "terminal here")

On another note, like mistfire said, it'd be very nice having an option for a "real" desktop instead of the pinboard.
Personally, that'd help me finally switch to Puppy full-time.
"Desktop behaviour"/Nautilus + Puppy speed = win-win. :)

Posted on 19 Apr 2011, 11:08 by bigpup
JPG file
I am having no problems with JPG files in Thunar.
Running Lucid Puppy 5.25.

Posted on 19 Apr 2011, 15:10 by disciple
> e.g. mouse-selecting of multiple files

You do know you can do this in rox, right?

Posted on 19 Apr 2011, 17:48 by dogle
+1 for Thunar
I'd be glad to see a replacement for ROX, having long detested ROX's determination to ignore some user settings when something fresh is mounted, and default to rotten great useless windoze-style icons (instead of information I want to see when using a file manager).

On first try, Thunar does not appear to suffer from this infuriating kind of amnesia - looks promising.

(I'm having no problems opening JPGs in 431).

Posted on 19 Apr 2011, 18:43 by BarryK
Compiling Thunar
Thanks for the feedback. technosaurus compiled Thunar in Lucid Puppy, so it looks like a different JPG library version in Wary is causing a problem.

I will ask technosaurus for some guidance on configure options to get it so small, and recompile it specifically in Wary 5.1.1+ ...or someone else can do that if they wish.

Posted on 19 Apr 2011, 18:54 by FeodorF
Re: thunar problem
did some more testing ...

thunar works fine with (f.e.) pup-4.3.1 and lupu-5.1.0.

No go with wary-5.11 and quirky-120 (kernel version and color depth does n`t matter).

Posted on 19 Apr 2011, 19:09 by ozsouth problem
In Quirky 1.2, I removed and
symlinked as & as & as - jpgs open OK!

Posted on 19 Apr 2011, 20:21 by rodin.s
Crash in Wary-5.1.1
In my case it crashed only on first run, and works ok after that.

Posted on 19 Apr 2011, 23:26 by dawg
to disciple
Yes. I've expressed myself inadequately there - it's about Thunar's particular mouse behaviour when selecting files.

Altho, while we're at it, its automatic selecting at mouse-over (when in single-click-to-open mode) kinda annoys me :)

Posted on 19 Apr 2011, 23:36 by bigpup
Booting a flash drive
Lucid Puppy 5.25
There is a problem with booting from a flash drive
when there is no hard drive in computer.

Posted on 20 Apr 2011, 2:04 by BarryK
Yes, if you start it like this in Wary, it does not crash:

# LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/ thunar

Does Lucid have What is symlinked to in Lucid?

Posted on 20 Apr 2011, 14:50 by disciple
> I'd be glad to see a replacement for ROX, having long detested ROX's determination to ignore some user settings when something fresh is mounted, and default to rotten great useless windoze-style icons (instead of information I want to see when using a file manager).

Sounds like you haven't bothered looking in the settings :)

Posted on 20 Apr 2011, 22:25 by dogle
rox; disciple
... been there so many times, that's the whole problem,having to keep renewing them when ROX 'forgets' user settings.
Now that, as of today's announcement, we're firmly back with ROX it would be very much appreciated if disciple - or anyone else familiar with ROX's architecture - could point to what if anything might be editable to change the defaults permanently to small icons, show hidden etc.

Posted on 20 Apr 2011, 23:41 by Iguleder
Settings patch
I already made a patch for ROX-Filer that makes the Puppy settings hardcoded:

I use it myself and it works great.

Posted on 9 Sep 2012, 6:14 by tuxtoo
Link broken
Can you fix the broken link at the top of the page to-

Posted on 9 Sep 2012, 8:03 by BarryK
That directory is scheduled for deletion soon.