Re: Re: IDEA: Integrate Catfish into Thunar

Benedek Imre nucleo at
Sun Jul 8 01:06:59 UTC 2012

Yes, I know it - Thank You for your answer.
Actually I've just wrote about HOW it is integrated.
To include search function in right-click menu is absolutely useful. But an average user (means he/she has no knowledge of Xubuntu/Xfce, or he/she comes from Windows or MacOS in my interpretation) usually don't look for 'search' in the right-click menu but in the menu structure of file manager or in the window of file manager (I mean look for an input field for example).
I remember when I've logged in first time to Xubuntu, it was a bit hard to find the search function, on the one hand because the 'Catfish' name is a bit misleading (tells nothing about its function), on the other hand because I did not use right-click for search so far.
In addition - when I right click on a file/folder, I expect tipical file management options in right-click menu, such as copy/move, rename, delete, set properties etc. But as I've written above, it's OK if search is accessible from here - but the right place for search is the file menu of Thunar, I think.
"To open a standalone application to find a file - I think it is not an elegant solution." - especially if we have to find it between lots of applications in Xubuntu's main menu, furthermore its name is misleading. But if we use a standalone application, it has to be named clearly and has to be accessed from the most adequate place(s).
Just look at the solutions of 'big guns' - both of Windows and MacOS X have an elegantly integrated file finder. We have to admit what is good it's good.

I think there are more potential solutions to have an elegantly integrated, easy to access search/find option - but the actual one is not the best.

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Feladó: nairb  <xubuntu-dev-list at>Címzett: Xubuntu Development Discussion  <xubuntu-devel at>Elküldve: 2012. július 8. 0:16Tárgy : Re: IDEA: Integrate Catfish into Thunar

thunar's included custom action "Find in this folder" already has an
 example of this in your right click menu... to see how its done go to
 thunars "edit" menu, and click "Configure custom actions", and edit the
 custom action to view/edit the actions's command string
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