IDEA: Integrate C­atfish into Thunar

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Mon Jul 9 15:35:54 UTC 2012

hey guys & gals,

xubuntu uses the open source thunar file manager, and catfish file
search app, but xubuntu team is not the developer of either.

I believe such a thunar feature request would have to go through the
applications actual development team:


On Mon, 09 Jul 2012 16:25:21 +0400
Michele Mor <m_mor at> wrote:

> Hi.
> I'm not a dev, but my 2 cents about this.
> > I've just elaborated a very easy to do proposed solution about this
> > 'search thing' - what do You think about? To integrate Catfish into
> > Thunar is a bit complicated I think so forget it, leave Catfish as
> > a standalone application and use it, but:
> > 
> > 1. Rename it to 'File Finder' (as I wrote before its name tells
> > nothing about its function). Move it close to Application Finder in
> > Accessories (You can do it easily by Main Menu Editor). I think
> > Application Finder and File Finder is a nice unit with clear names.
> > 
> > 2. Insert File Finder into Thunar's File menu (it could simply
> > launch File Finder as a standalone app in the actual folder). It
> > needs to picking the code of Thunar, only programmers can do it.
> > 
> > I think this solution is really easy to do, does not need big
> > developments, but has got advantages: clear for everybody,
> > accessible from most adequate places.
> > 
> > See the mockup:
> >
> > 
> This is not bad, but I still prefer your previous mockup.
> Having a "file finder" or "file filter" on your Thunar window is a
> huge advantage for a user. For example, if you download a file .mp3
> and then open your "Download" folder it would be much easier to
> identify that file if you could restrict Thunar to show only .mp3
> files. As it has been mentioned earlier, Win and Mac do the same, why
> can't Xubuntu?
> Thanks.
> Michele


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