I3 change default file manager

i want to change from using thunar to pcmanfm. ive gone into the i3 config and changed any instance of thunar to pcmanfm however when i click the folder icon thunar opens.
do i have to change something else?

If by “folder icon” you mean the one on your bar/taskbar, yes, you may need to change it to run/link to pcmanfm.

Are you using i3bar, polybar, or another like Xfce4-panel?

In the ~/.config/i3/i3blocks.conf file, you’ll want to change the command line such that it runs pcmanfm instead of thunar.

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