IDEA: Integrate Catfish into Thunar

nairb nairb at
Sat Jul 7 22:12:36 UTC 2012

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

On Sat, 7 Jul 2012 03:55:17 +0200
Benedek Imre <nucleo at> wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> What do You think about if we integrate Catfish into Thunar (if it's
> possible technically)?
> Why have I tought about it?
> I think file managing and search for files are tipical OS level tasks
> and they have to be accessed from the same place. I know there is
> Ctrl+F (it's got a bit limited function and cannot substitute a
> 'real' file finder) in Thunar, and I know Catfish is integrated into
> the right-click menu also (through custom actions - if I know well).
> But 1. The right-click menu usually offers such functions, which can
> be accessed from the main menu structure of the application. 2. To
> open a standalone application to find a file - I think it is not an
> elegant solution. 3. We should help users who want to switch from
> Windows or MacOS (both of them have elegantly integrated file finder).
> Just a proposal about the look:
> You should know I'm a newbie in Xubuntu-dev, I'm not a programmer
> just an 'average user' (otherwise I'm a graphic designer) - so if
> You've talked about this or this kind of topic yet, or it's
> technically impossible, just forget my idea. I know finalizing the
> next release is the most important recently - but not my ideas. :-)

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