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Author Topic: Thunar problem  (Read 4028 times)

tomh38

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Thunar problem
« on: July 22, 2007, 06:58:57 am »

I'm having a little problem with Thunar.  It used to display all entries in alphabetical order, and just this morning it started displaying things in randomized order.  I looked through the thunarrc file but couldn't find anything that looked like a setting for that.

Any ideas?

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Re: Thunar problem
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2007, 07:09:43 am »

It's probably not necessary to go through the rc file. Try changing the sort order from the menu.
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Re: Thunar problem
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007, 07:45:42 am »

Thanks hanumizzleman.

I tried the preferences configuration, but I can't find anything in there that lets me set it to alphabetical order.  There seem to be other options, but I can't find that one.

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Re: Thunar problem
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2007, 07:50:53 am »



You may wish to toggle 'Sort folders before files' if that helps at all.
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Re: Thunar problem
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2007, 07:56:59 am »

Wow, you're fast.

Yeah, I tried that, but no dice.  Also, I opened Thunar as root (not a good idea I know) and it shows the same randomized order, folders before files but not alphabetical.  There's probably some global setting somehwere, but I can't find anything in the Xfce docs or on Google about it.
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Re: Thunar problem
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2007, 08:13:46 am »

Wow, you're fast.

Yeah, I tried that, but no dice.  Also, I opened Thunar as root (not a good idea I know) and it shows the same randomized order, folders before files but not alphabetical.  There's probably some global setting somehwere, but I can't find anything in the Xfce docs or on Google about it.

Can I see a screenshot and stuff? I think Thunar sorts by date or size now, and that causes the problem.
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Re: Thunar problem
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2007, 08:14:22 am »

Just a thought.  Acrossed the top of the window the columns are labeled Name, Size, Type, Date Modified.  When you click the Name column does that straighten it out?
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Re: Thunar problem
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2007, 08:17:02 am »

Thanks exeterdad, hanumizzle, for the help over this minor annoyance.  You guys are the best.

exeterdad, what you suggested did the trick

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Re: Thunar problem
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2007, 08:58:19 am »

Just so other readers aren't confused.  The above solution only works if the view mode is set to "Detailed List".
View > View as Detailed List (selected)

I forgot Thunar isn't shipped that way.  It's in icon view. Thankfully tomh38 and I have ours set up the same way.
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Re: Thunar problem
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2007, 09:25:24 am »

Just so other readers aren't confused, hanumizzle and exeterdad rock!

Yes, I'm arse-kissing, but I've found that such a great group of devs and experts that VL has deserve it.

I owe you guys a beer.
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Re: Thunar problem
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2007, 09:29:00 am »

Wait...I can't drink beer.
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Re: Thunar problem
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2007, 09:39:31 am »

He said expert.  Silly man.  I've pulled my hair out for just about every little thing I've learned about Linux  ;D

Aren't you in St. Louis or something Tom?  Lemme guess, gonna buy us a Bud?  lol
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Re: Thunar problem
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2007, 04:49:07 pm »

exeterdad,

Actually ... I am in St. Louis.  But since water is free, why would I offer to buy you a Bud?  Anheuser-Busch only makes one good thing:  jobs.  I was thinking something more real, along the lines of Guinness.

hanumizzle,

Well, since you can't drink beer, howsabout a cheeseburger or a new motherboard?

exeterdad,

The difference between a Linux expert and a newbie is how much hair you've pulled out.

Thanks again guys.

Tom
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Re: Thunar problem
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2007, 04:53:41 pm »

hanumizzle,

Well, since you can't drink beer, howsabout a cheeseburger or a new motherboard?

Korpiklaani's latest album would certainly be nice...lol
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Re: Thunar problem
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2007, 05:28:00 pm »

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Anheuser-Busch only makes one good thing:  jobs
I'm sure they create a ton of jobs.  By the looks of the brewery, they could staff a 24/7 lightbulb changing crew.

I've had the pleasure of being in St. Louis a few times.  I was lucky enough to be there to witness the most amazing fireworks display I've ever seen.
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