[xubuntu-users] Slow directory opening

Wybo Dekker wybo at xs4all.nl
Thu Jun 7 21:16:17 UTC 2012

On 2012-06-07 17:38, Ted Pomeroy wrote:
> Users, Yes. I am also having this problem. And it affects the file
> browser opening, but not application opening. I now have time to play
> a short game of solitaire while waiting for Thunar to open. This
> applies to the Desktop launcher and the Panel launcher as well.
> Solutions I have tried:
> 1) making a new launcher for /usr/bin/thunar and  /home/myname
> 2) launching thunar once before I need it. It is the FIRST opening
> that causes this delay and error.
> 3) tried the setting for Thunar, but no help in the 'auto open' or
> other changes.
> Solutions I have not yet tried:
> 1) re-direct error message to a file to see what is occurring.
> 2) getting source for the launcher application set - the launcher
> application and the 'exo' launcher helper.
> Thank you, Ted P.

I don't like thunar anyway, so I installed nautilus and called it thunar:

sudo ln -sf /usr/bin/nautilus /usr/bin/thunar

Now my new thunar has the option of displaying two panes, for example.
(you can't uninstall thunar without removing other important packages...)


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