Thunar: arrange files

Asked by melodram on 2011-01-09

thunar 1.0.2, ubuntu 10.10

if you arrange files for example after size, they will be arranged after size in every folder on the computer, not just in the current folder. is there a possibility for arranging differently just in the current folder instead of all folders?

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Eliah Kagan
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2011-01-16
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2011-01-16
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2011-01-16

This question was originally filed as bug #700558.

Micah Gersten (micahg) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage. I have classified this bug as a bug in thunar.

When reporting bugs in the future please use apport, either via the appropriate application's "Help -> Report a Problem" menu or using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReportingBugs.

Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) said : #2

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs .

No, Thunar does not have the ability to remember folder-specific sorting modes, though it is a feature that people have requested over the years (see http://<email address hidden>/msg02627.html and http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4661). In addition to the obvious reasons for wanting it, there are some reasonable arguments against implementing it, but perhaps someday it Thunar will have it.

If you just want to have multiple Thunar windows up at the same time with different sorting modes, that's no problem. But Thunar won't remember them, and the sorting mode in the Thunar window you create next will be whatever sorting mode you set last (on any Thunar window).

melodram (melodram) said : #4

i have to say: thunar is really great!

it's much faster and more stable than nautilus.

when you open a folder with many pictures, thunar will show the
previews of the pictures immediately.

nautilus needs some minutes until all previews are loaded and often
crashes down.

2011/1/15 Eliah Kagan <email address hidden>:
> Your question #140758 on thunar in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/thunar/+question/140758
>
>    Status: Open => Answered
>
> Eliah Kagan proposed the following answer:
> No, Thunar does not have the ability to remember folder-specific sorting
> modes, though it is a feature that people have requested over the years
> (see http://<email address hidden>/msg02627.html and
> http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4661). In addition to the
> obvious reasons for wanting it, there are some reasonable arguments
> against implementing it, but perhaps someday it Thunar will have it.
>
> If you just want to have multiple Thunar windows up at the same time
> with different sorting modes, that's no problem. But Thunar won't
> remember them, and the sorting mode in the Thunar window you create next
> will be whatever sorting mode you set last (on any Thunar window).
>
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Yes, Thunar is more streamlined and, as a result, often faster than Nautilus, though it is not as feature-rich.

If you are looking for help improving the performance of Nautilus on your system, or regarding its crashes, then you will probably get best results by opening a new question (as that is not really the same topic).

If you are satisfied with the information you have received as answers to this question, and you don't have any further questions on this topic, then you should mark this question as Solved. You (and other Launchpad users) can still discuss issues relating to this question by adding comments, even after it is Solved. (On the other hand, if you have not yet received the information you seek on this topic, then you should instead request more information.)

melodram (melodram) said : #6

Thanks Eliah Kagan, that solved my question.

Arthur (iegik) said : #7

Btw, there is my collection of "rich features" - https://github.com/iegik/thunar-scripts/