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#1 2014-07-15 19:57:51

Codalunga
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Registered: 2014-07-15
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Is there a way to shorten file names in Thunar?

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! big_smile

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#2 2014-07-15 21:58:18

ToZ
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Re: Is there a way to shorten file names in Thunar?

What do you mean by "shorten file names"? Rename them?


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#3 2014-07-16 14:41:14

Codalunga
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Re: Is there a way to shorten file names in Thunar?

ToZ wrote:

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 big_smile

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#4 2014-07-19 06:50:03

gnome_refugee
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Re: Is there a way to shorten file names in Thunar?

Hi, Codalunga.

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'.

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#5 2014-07-19 12:08:22

cmcanulty
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From: Beulah, Michigan
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Re: Is there a way to shorten file names in Thunar?

hey thanks for the tip I wanted to do that too

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#6 2014-11-20 21:40:38

forest
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Registered: 2009-05-16
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Re: Is there a way to shorten file names in Thunar?

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:
https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6014

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#7 2014-12-14 09:18:09

debasish patra
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Registered: 2014-04-09
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Re: Is there a way to shorten file names in Thunar?

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.

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