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Old 02-21-2009, 01:12 AM   #1
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Angry Thunar accidentally replaced Nautilus as Gnome's default window manager!


I was messing around with different GUI sessions, and I wanted to try XFCE. Well, I switched to XFCE for a session, and I played around in it. When I went back to a Gnome session, however, it appears that Thunar is now the default filesystem explorer.

That's very annoying.

When I...

Places > Home Folder

I get the Thunar explorer. I want the Nautilus explorer. How do I fix this issue?

OS: Debian Sid
 
Old 02-21-2009, 06:52 PM   #2
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Create new folder on the desktop,right click on it > Properties > Open With > select Open Folder.
 
Old 02-22-2009, 04:34 PM   #3
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That didn't work, so I decided to apt-get remove thunar.
Afterwards, I tried switching over to Open Folder from what you said.
Things seem to be working smoothly now.
 
Old 02-22-2009, 04:54 PM   #4
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Yes,removing Thunar is something that I would suggested if things didn't worked,but only if you did log out and log back in or restarted the PC after applying the changes that I've suggested.
 
Old 04-12-2009, 12:55 AM   #5
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What if I don't want to remove Thunar? Say I am running Compiz Fusion standalone, I JUST want the XFCE panel, but Nautilus to handle the desktop and file management. How can I fix this without removing thunar, since my main menu depends on it?
 
Old 04-12-2009, 03:02 PM   #6
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Well,I guess you just have to install and use Nautilus as your file manager.
 
Old 04-13-2009, 12:11 AM   #7
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No. I have that installed. But the File Manager menu item in the Xfce menu ALWAYS runs Thunar. How do I change that?
 
Old 04-14-2009, 02:08 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Yaro View Post
File Manager menu item in the Xfce menu ALWAYS runs Thunar
Will you explain this a little better?
Also,what's your distro?

Last edited by alan_ri; 04-14-2009 at 02:11 AM.
 
Old 04-15-2009, 02:15 AM   #9
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Will you explain this a little better?
Also,what's your distro?
Let's skip a few unneeded steps. I use Arch, but what I need to know is absolutely not reliant on my distribution: How do I edit the Xfce menu?
 
Old 04-15-2009, 08:02 AM   #10
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OK,let's close this thread,go here.
 
  


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