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#1 2012-07-28 10:46:06

daniel227
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Registered: 2012-03-14
Posts: 30

[Solved] xfdesktop to use other file manager than thunar - is that possible?

hello everybody,
well, there it is.

i want xfdesktop to use another file manager to open folders/drives/devices.
is that possible? i saw a thread that says xfdesktop uses dbus to call thunar - i have a faint inkling of what dbus is/does but how can i change this?

well thanks for reading and any advice.


ps: in this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2034251 thread i'm trying to tackle the problem from the other end.

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#2 2012-07-29 03:23:23

demosthenese
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From: Liverpool, UK
Registered: 2009-05-04
Posts: 62

Re: [Solved] xfdesktop to use other file manager than thunar - is that possible?

Settings->Preferred Applications->Utilities Tab. Then choose your file manager.

[If your alternative file manager is nautilus you will need to launch it with the --no-desktop switch to avoid it also taking over your desktop. There may be similar gotchas with other file managers.]

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#3 2012-07-30 13:18:42

daniel227
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Registered: 2012-03-14
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Re: [Solved] xfdesktop to use other file manager than thunar - is that possible?

demosthenese wrote:

Settings->Preferred Applications->Utilities Tab. Then choose your file manager.

thanks, but it has no effect on xfdesktop. it has an effect, for example, in transmission, right-click, "Open Folder". these kind of things. but not xfdesktop itself. i thought it's hard-coded but i read this thing on this very forum which said sth about xfce specifications and d-bus. here: http://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=6246

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#4 2012-09-01 11:37:01

daniel227
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Registered: 2012-03-14
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Re: [Solved] xfdesktop to use other file manager than thunar - is that possible?

daniel227 wrote:
demosthenese wrote:

Settings->Preferred Applications->Utilities Tab. Then choose your file manager.

thanks, but it has no effect on xfdesktop. it has an effect, for example, in transmission, right-click, "Open Folder". these kind of things. but not xfdesktop itself. i thought it's hard-coded but i read this thing on this very forum which said sth about xfce specifications and d-bus. here: http://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=6246

anyone on this?

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#5 2012-09-01 13:26:21

jeromeg
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Re: [Solved] xfdesktop to use other file manager than thunar - is that possible?

xfdesktop 4.10 will use the default file manager you set in the Xfce preferences, previous versions don't respect this setting.

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#6 2012-09-04 05:02:40

daniel227
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Registered: 2012-03-14
Posts: 30

Re: [Solved] xfdesktop to use other file manager than thunar - is that possible?

jeromeg wrote:

xfdesktop 4.10 will use the default file manager you set in the Xfce preferences, previous versions don't respect this setting.

great! it surely will be the first desktop manager with that kind of independence!

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