Thunar default configuration

Cody Somerville cody.somerville at
Wed Jan 17 18:45:14 UTC 2007

On 1/17/07, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at> 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 haven't used them yet, but will once they get in the archive. I'd be
> inclined to leave them enabled because they are meant to help users.
> Benedikt seems to develop most features with usability in mind, I think
> he may be  right this time as well.
> And as mentioned in this thread it's easier to change the setting for
> those who do not need it as it is likely they are more experienced users
> anyway.
> > 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.
> True, they both are disabling an upstream default setting. But they
> differ in that icons are disabled as Ubuntu did with gnome/nautilus
> default whereas ubuntu did not disable gnome-volume-manager popping
> windows up.
> I still think Xubuntu should mainly differ from Ubuntu in the selection
> of packages and the pros and cons that are a consequence of this. It
> should be user friendly rather than power-user oriented.
> Anyway we have a few months to test this new thunar feature and we'll be
> able to take a better decision closer to release.
> and thanks to Gauvain for packaging it so quickly ;)

Awesome! :)

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