[xubuntu-users] Slow directory opening

Joshua O'Leary joshua.oleary at btinternet.com
Fri Jun 8 13:29:25 UTC 2012

On 08/06/12 13:30, Wybo Dekker wrote:
> On 2012-06-08 11:25, Joshua O'Leary wrote:
>>> 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...)
>> You could alternatively add
>> alias thunar=/usr/bin/nautilus
>> to ~/.bashrc
>> That would be less permanent and for your user only.
> True, but it would only work from a bash shell, where I can simply type
> nautilus instead of thunar. In a panel item like Places or Directory
> Menu it would not work.
It works fine, I use bash aliases for several menu programs on my system 
- when you launch programs, they are executed through the user's 
background bash processes. If you wanted this system wide, you could at 
it to /etc/bash.bashrc. That way you wouldn't be removing / modifying 
system files like Thunar, which can sometimes have unexpected results.

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