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#1 2023-11-04 22:35:43

Registered: 2023-02-19
Posts: 42

Thunar horizontal split

In the past I remember seeing someone mention that Thunar had the ability to have a horizontal split.
Currently if you hit F3 you get a vertical split which is preferred, but in some situations it might be nice to have a horizontal split as well.
This was possibly a feature that maybe was going to be added, just wasn't sure if it ever was.
Was just wondering if anyone knows if this exists.
I have seen it mentioned that it might be a hidden Thunar setting?
Seems like should just be a separate hotkey to activate this mode?
This was probably never added because Thunar only provides one folder tree / bookmark sidebar.

Anyways if anyone has any info about this please let me know
Thank You


#2 2023-11-04 23:54:34

From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 10,674

Re: Thunar horizontal split

A hidden setting was added in 4.17.8 that allowed you to specify whether you wanted a vertical split or not (horizontal split). To enable vertical splitting:

xfconf-query -c thunar -p /misc-vertical-split-pane -t bool -s true --create

To reset to horizontal split:

xfconf-query -c thunar -p /misc-vertical-split-pane -s false

To toggle between the two:

xfconf-query -c thunar -p /misc-vertical-split-pane -T

Note: the labels "vertical" and "horizontal" seem swapped to me - like it should be the other way around?

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#3 2023-11-05 14:41:35

Registered: 2022-06-09
Posts: 70

Re: Thunar horizontal split

^ Sweet, I will use that everyday. Thanks.

xfconf-query -c thunar -p /misc-vertical-split-pane -s false

As for the naming. I think is which way the panels are split in relation to each other, not which way the split line is running.

vertical -true means the panes are split vertically from each other.

Again, thanks for the good tip. Your knowledge is surpassed only by your charm and good looks.


Last edited by eight.bit.al (2023-11-05 15:10:14)

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