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#1 2018-09-19 02:28:46

Laurentius
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Registered: 2016-09-04
Posts: 33

Thunar: shortcut to switch Show Thumbnails Always/Never (done)

Hello-

I would like to make a shortcut for switching between Show Thumnails Always / Never on thunar.

I know Alt+e > e takes me to the Preferences, but looking for something more straightforward, if it was possible.

Any idea?

Thanks a lot.

Last edited by Laurentius (2018-09-19 17:50:52)

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#2 2018-09-19 12:19:46

ToZ
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From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 4,660

Re: Thunar: shortcut to switch Show Thumbnails Always/Never (done)

Try this script and assign it to a shortcut key:

#!/bin//bash

CURRENT=$(xfconf-query -c thunar -p /misc-thumbnail-mode)
echo $CURRENT

case $CURRENT in
	THUNAR_THUMBNAIL_MODE_NEVER)
		NEW=THUNAR_THUMBNAIL_MODE_ALWAYS
		;;
	THUNAR_THUMBNAIL_MODE_ALWAYS)
		NEW=THUNAR_THUMBNAIL_MODE_NEVER
		;;
	THUNAR_THUMBNAIL_MODE_ONLY_LOCAL)
		NEW=THUNAR_THUMBNAIL_MODE_ALWAYS
		;;
	*)	;;
esac

xfconf-query -c thunar -p /misc-thumbnail-mode -s $NEW

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#3 2018-09-19 15:17:05

Laurentius
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Registered: 2016-09-04
Posts: 33

Re: Thunar: shortcut to switch Show Thumbnails Always/Never (done)

Thanks Toz!.
It works!

One more question:
Would it be possible to add a line to the script for refreshing thunar, so that the changes are immediately  visible?
Currently, I press F5 to make changes visible on the thunar window i am working on.
But it would be great if I could add that to the end of the script for it to apply automatically.

Thanks again.

Last edited by Laurentius (2018-09-19 15:17:46)

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#4 2018-09-19 16:42:04

ToZ
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From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 4,660

Re: Thunar: shortcut to switch Show Thumbnails Always/Never (done)

Yes.

#!/bin//bash

CURRENT=$(xfconf-query -c thunar -p /misc-thumbnail-mode)
echo $CURRENT

case $CURRENT in
	THUNAR_THUMBNAIL_MODE_NEVER)
		NEW=THUNAR_THUMBNAIL_MODE_ALWAYS
		;;
	THUNAR_THUMBNAIL_MODE_ALWAYS)
		NEW=THUNAR_THUMBNAIL_MODE_NEVER
		;;
	THUNAR_THUMBNAIL_MODE_ONLY_LOCAL)
		NEW=THUNAR_THUMBNAIL_MODE_ALWAYS
		;;
	*)	;;
esac

xfconf-query -c thunar -p /misc-thumbnail-mode -s $NEW
sleep .5 && xdotool key F5

It requires xdotool and the thunar window must be the active window (the xdotool command sends F5 to the active window).

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#5 2018-09-19 17:50:28

Laurentius
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Registered: 2016-09-04
Posts: 33

Re: Thunar: shortcut to switch Show Thumbnails Always/Never (done)

Oh yes!
Thank you.

Long life to xfce!

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