Thunar default configuration

jmak jozmak at
Wed Jan 17 17:37:24 UTC 2007

On 1/17/07, Cody A.W. Somerville <cody-somerville at> wrote:
> This feature clearly improves usability. The number of people who would
> appreciate this feature, I believe, would outweigh the number of people who
> would not appreciate it. For those who don't like it, they can, as you said,
> easily disable it.
> > I am with you, don't do stuff unless asked or configured,
>  Why not force the user to manually mount their drivers? Why don't we just
> provide the packages and let the users configure the system from scratch?
> Why automatically configure X when the use can just write the xorg.conf file
> necessary for X to work? Or better yet, Why not make users patch and compile
> their own kernels?
> > So, just like we removed special desktop icons, I'd prefer not enabling
> this tools by default.
> This should also be enabled once there is an option in the mcs desktop
> configuration plugin to disable it. It is one of the most asked questions on
> #xubuntu.
> As for documentation, easier said then done. Don't just say "we'll write the
> documentation for it" until you're ready to actually write the documentation
> yourself.
> Sorry if this e-mail comes across as a little aggressive but I'm a little
> taken back by the only rational being presented to disable this feature is
> "I don't like it". I bet people upstream would be disappointed that you
> would discard their hard work so easily.
> -1 for disabling this feature by default.
> Thanks,
> Cody A.W. Somerville

I agree with you completely. We shouldn't assume that user will know
how to do this or that, when many of them don't even know how to
create a folder or save a file.


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