I'm using Thunar 1.6.3 right now, but I can't seem to find an option to shorten file names. I know this wasn't possible with xfce 4.8: what about the current version?
Thanks a lot guys!
What do you mean by "shorten file names"? Rename them?
Nope. If the name of a file is long, thunar doesn't shorten that name with (...) at the end of it. Instead, it shows the whole name, so I was wondering if there was a way to reduce it. Hopefully you understand what I mean
Still a bit unclear to me. If what you want is for Thunar *not* to expand the Name column when you have a long filename, go to View/Configure Columns in the Thunar menu and untick 'Automatically expand columns as needed' under 'Column sizing'.
hey thanks for the tip I wanted to do that too
In case anyone finds this thread after noticing that smallish Thunar windows handle long filenames poorly in compact list view, here's a bug report about it, along with a patch that fixes the problem:
I think Codalunga was refering to shorten file name in View/View as Icons in Thunar. Attached screenshots.
The layout looks inconsistent when filename is very long. If the filename is too long maybe we can shorten filenames and append a "...".
We can consider caja file manager as reference. It does what I just explained.