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#1 2017-01-21 00:34:41

jeff story
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Thunar "Filesystem root"

Thunar 1.6.10 in Arch Linux, in a new install, there is a new shortcut called "Filesystem root" in addition to "File System" in the left side pane. The new addition can be unchecked in the "Shortcut" view, but it's still there in the "Tree" view.

Is this a compile time option, or is there a method to eliminate this duplicate entry for / (root)? Is it a bug of not one of the former?


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#2 2017-01-21 01:29:09

ToZ
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Re: Thunar "Filesystem root"

If you install the gvfs package the extra entry will go away. gvfs should be installed with Thunar.


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#3 2017-01-22 02:09:11

jeff story
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Re: Thunar "Filesystem root"

ToZ wrote:

If you install the gvfs package the extra entry will go away. gvfs should be installed with Thunar.

Thanks ToZ, that does work.

In Arch, the xfce4 "group" package does not install gvfs and it's not a dependency. It's listed as an optional* dependency though. It seems like gvfs should be a dependency of Thunar, or there should be another way to fix this. Do you know if gvfs is not a dependency of Thunar, in other distros as well?

With that being said, are you aware of any other method or workaround, or point me in a direction to explore, to eliminate the extra root directory shortcut without installing gvfs? If not, I may look into gvfs to try figure out how it does. It would be a nice option in some cases.



*=Optional: gvfs: for trash support, mounting with udisk and remote filesystems

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#4 2017-01-22 13:05:52

gnanini
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Re: Thunar "Filesystem root"

Read the General Recomendations on Archwiki... Everything you need is there....

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#5 2017-01-23 00:11:14

ToZ
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Re: Thunar "Filesystem root"

jeff story wrote:

With that being said, are you aware of any other method or workaround, or point me in a direction to explore, to eliminate the extra root directory shortcut without installing gvfs? If not, I may look into gvfs to try figure out how it does. It would be a nice option in some cases.

I don't know why it does this. Perhaps an exploration of the xfdesktop/thunar code can give you some clues as to why that happens. I personally always install gvfs with thunar because I use thunar's trash and remote filesystem access.


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