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#1 2019-07-08 14:01:36

Altoid
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Thunar -> Send To -> Any Folder?

Hello:

A thing I miss from MS Windows Explorer (in XP) is the Right Click -> Send To -> Any Folder action which I used often.

The convenience of being able to select either Copy or Move and then Browse to quickly find where you wanted the file to go was really great and IMO, very efficient when the time came to archive the files and data accumulated over different folders and drives.

I have been searching to see if this same action could be replicated in Thunar but have come up empty handed.

Is this possible?
Any one done it?

Thanks in advance,

A.

Last edited by Altoid (2019-07-08 15:59:41)

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#2 2019-07-10 11:28:02

fsmithred
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Re: Thunar -> Send To -> Any Folder?

Have you tried searching for examples of Thunar Custom Actions? Someone may have already worked it out. I know there's a long thread about this at forums.debian.net

Konqueror has the feature you want, but it comes at a high price. (kde cruft)  I miss that feature, too. My workaround is to open two thunar windows and drag files from one to the other. Also, if you set the Location Selector to Pathbar style, you can drag files from the main panel to the buttons in the pathbar - this allows you to move files up or down a few levels in the current path.

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#3 2019-07-10 11:40:39

Dutch_Master
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Re: Thunar -> Send To -> Any Folder?

Mate has the functionality you want in its standard file manager. Just FYI wink

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#4 2019-07-10 11:52:54

ToxicExMachina
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Re: Thunar -> Send To -> Any Folder?

Konqueror from TDE (Trinity Desktop Environment) can do it. It's better than both KDE4/5 and XFCE4 because today TDE is really lightweight DE and XFCE4 is wasting performance like GNOME.

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#5 2019-07-10 14:07:33

Altoid
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Re: Thunar -> Send To -> Any Folder?

Hello:

fsmithred wrote:

... searching for examples of Thunar Custom Actions?

Yes, that's the first thing I thought of.
No luck.

fsmithred wrote:

Someone may have already worked it out.
I know there's a long thread about this at forums.debian.net

No, I haven't found anyone with a solution.

fsmithred wrote:

... has the feature you want, but it comes at a high price. (kde cruft)

Thanks but I'll pass on that one.  =-)

fsmithred wrote:

I miss that feature, too.

It's incredible that this very useful feature has not been implemented in every FM out there, it's not that it has not been asked for quite a bit as that long thread shows.
Another feature, sorely needed in XFCE as icons have an atavistic tendency to position themselves as they please on the desktop is the Right Click -> Arrange Icons By -> Align to Grid for the desktop.

For years it has been been asked for but been systematically ignored. 
All sorts of complicated/complex workarounds have been suggested but they ended up being a difficult/awkward solution to implement to solve what seems to be a simple problem.

fsmithred wrote:

... open two thunar windows and drag files from one to the other.
... set the Location Selector to Pathbar style, you can drag files from the main panel to the buttons ...

Yes, I thought of that.

Dutch_Master wrote:

Mate has the functionality you want ...

Thanks for the heads up.

ToxicExMachina wrote:

Konqueror from TDE (Trinity Desktop Environment) can do it.
... better than both KDE4/5 and XFCE4 ...
... TDE is really lightweight DE and XFCE4 is wasting performance ...

I'll have a look at that.
Thanks.

Best,

A.

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#6 2019-07-11 19:10:04

macondo
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Re: Thunar -> Send To -> Any Folder?

Altoid: xfe when you right-click has: Move to, Copy to, Symlink to

is that what you're looking for?


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#7 2019-07-11 19:43:57

Altoid
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Re: Thunar -> Send To -> Any Folder?

Hello:

macondo wrote:

is that what you're looking for?

No ...
That's not it.

What I need/want (and opine that any FM should have) is the function MS had/has in Windows Explorer: the Right Click -> Send To -> Any Folder action.

You can select either Copy or Move and then Browse, where you get another window to quickly find where you wanted the file to go.
You can then easily repeat the same action faster as the different destinations stay cached and show up in a drop down box.

Cheers,

A.

Last edited by Altoid (2019-07-11 20:38:57)

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