Thunar default configuration

Gauvain Pocentek gauvainpocentek at
Wed Jan 17 17:25:53 UTC 2007

Jelle de Jong wrote:
> Gauvain Pocentek wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Thunar has been really improved in the past days/weeks and now offers 
>> some features like:
>>  - popup windows warning the user that a media has been unmounted/ejected
>>  - automatic and configurable behaviours when a media is plugged in 
>> (gtkpod can start as soon as you plug your ipod for instance).
>> The question is: do we want this enabled by default in Xubuntu?
>> I personnaly don't use (and don't really like) that kind of tools, and 
>> what I always appreciated in Xubuntu is that it doesn't do things if you 
>> don't ask it to do them. So, just like we removed special desktop icons, 
>> I'd prefer not enabling this tools by default.
>> Again, this is _my_ opinion, and I won't make a decision about this on 
>> my own :)
>> Thoughts?
>> Gauvain
> I am with you, don't do stuff unless asked or configured, BUT we must
> document how to enable stuff and what kind of commands the users must
> use to get there stuff working correctly.

What we can do is configuring all the actions (i.e. setting up the 
commands that need to be run for each media inserted), but disabling the 
volume management. Users will just have to check a box, and everything 
will work.
It'll certainly be a little more tricky for popup windows, but doable (I 

>  So good accessible
> documentation on the Xubuntu website>?

We need to document that indeed.


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