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Thunar is a new modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment.

The main goal of the Thunar project is to create a file manager that is fast, clean, and easy to use. It is designed to start up faster and be more responsive than other Linux file managers, such as Nautilus and Konqueror.

It can create folders and documents, display files and folders, manage files and folders, run and manage custom actions, as well as accessing removable media.

Thunar implements the various standards to integrate nicely into todays UNIX/Linux desktop world.

Using the Thunar Extensions Framework it is easy to extend the basic functionality provided by Thunar to integrate even complex tasks into the file manager.

 Thunar 1.6.5

Free to download



Benedikt Meurer, Jeffs Franks, Jannis Pohlmann, Nick Schermer


System Requirements
perl 5.6 or above
GTK+ 2.14.0 or above
GLib 2.18.0 or above
libexo 0.5.1 or above
intltool 0.30 or above
libpng12 1.2.0 or above
shared-mime-info 0.15 or above
desktop-file-utils 0.10 or above

D-BUS 0.34 or above (strongly suggested)
HAL 0.5.0 or above (esp. the libhal-storage devel package)
freetype 2.0 or above (for the font thumbnailer)
gamin 0.1.0 or above
gconf 2.4 or above
libexif 0.6 or above
libjpeg 6 or above
libstartup-notification 0.4 or above
pcre 6.0 or above
xfce4-panel 4.3.90 or above (for the trash applet)

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Advanced features include:

  • Functionality provided by plugins:
    • Advanced Properties plugin - provces 2 additional pages for the file properties dialog (Image page - displays advanced properties of image files including Exif metainformation, and a simple editor for .desktop files)
    • Archive Plugin - create and extract archive files
    • Media Tags Plugin - provides an audio tag based renamer
    • Bulk Renamer - allows users to easily rename multiple files at once using criterions that can be specified using the available renamer plugins
    • Additional Thumbnailers
    • User Customizable Actions

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