Search with catfish in Thunar

I have a minimal xfce install and would like to use Thunar with catfish as file search engine but I don’t know how to get it working. I have already installed catfish with pacman, but how to set it up in Thunar, properly?

A quick DDG search.

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I searched before posting and tried:

  • installing catfish by pacman
  • opening Thunar and adding in user specific actions
    Name: catfish
    Description: search tool
    Command: catfish --hidden --path=%f
  • I did not add a key and could not find the search symbol to add below.

So what’s missing? Are other packages required in additon?

Try: /usr/bin/catfish %f

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A window appears and allows searching - so far so good. How do I get it integrated into Thunar?

To get it to show up, make sure directories is checked under the “appearance conditions” tab.

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OK, now it seems to allow me by right click on folders to search. :grinning:

Is it possible to add the magnifier symbol? I have not found it in the offered existing symbols being offered.

I got mine to show up by searching for catfish under the application icons option. Does it not show up for you?

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Now I got it, I was always looking for a magnifier glas… :crazy_face:

Thanks guys, first little issue solved. That’s my first xfce install, so sorry for the simple question. If I could I would give both of you the Solution.

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Setting up a shortcut will be helpful :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: