How to Add gnome-search-tool to XFCE4 Thunar

Thunar is a great low resource file manager. However, for me the lack of a search feature
is really aggravating. Here is how to add gnome-search-tool to Thunar and it only costs you 50 MiB

Install gnome-search-tool
#pacman -S gnome-search-tool (Total Installed size: 49.93 MiB)

Open Thunar
Click on “Edit”
Click on “Configure custom actions”
Click on + to add a custom action
Under the “Basic” tab fill in
Name: Search for files
Command: gnome-search-tool --path=%f --contains=
Click on the box next to Icon: then select the “system-search” icon and click OK
Click on the “Appearance Conditions” Tab
In “Appears if selection contains:”
Enable “Directories” “Audio Files” “Image Files” “Text Files” and “Video Files”
Click on OK
Close “Custom Actions” window

In Thunar, select a directory or device, (For illustrative reasons highlight “File System”)
Right click, then click on “Search for files”

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good to bring this up, as Thunar have some nice features user are not aware of :wink:

i do not like tracker (used by gnome-search) as it is causing huge systemload on tracking for files and the db is growing fast in size…

But you can use almost any app or command you want inside this setting:


i add catfish what is now part of XFCE itself:
https://launchpad.net/catfish-search

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To make catfish work you have also look the optional depency otherwise no sezrch :sweat_smile::sweat_smile::sweat_smile::sweat_smile::sweat_smile:

I use KDE and dolphin now, but when I used Xfce I really liked the customization that Thunar permitted. I added actions for search, encrypt, decrypt.

Thunar stores Custom Actions in: ~/.config/Thunar/uca.xml
You may edit that file if you want to. At the very least make a backup of your hard work. And if you ever have to reinstall just copy the backup to your new installation.

yeah with thunar you can do costumze things :slight_smile:

mlocate is installed per default on EnOS :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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