Thunar file manager does not show archiving options in the menu upon right click

Thunar File Manager on Xubuntu did not display the options of Extract or Extract Here... when right clicking on an archive file. This was because the thunar-archive-plugin is not installed. To get the option to extract archive files, open a terminal window and install the thunar-archive-plugin as below: $ sudo apt-get install thunar-archive-plugin <enter>

How to enable Cut, Copy and Paste menu options in Thunar after installing xubuntu desktop on Ubuntu 18.10

Upon installing the XFCE desktop, everything works fine. However, Cut, Copy and Paste menu options are greyed out in Thunar. To enable this, select Settings -> Session and Startup -> Advanced and uncheck the box where it says Launch GNOME services on startup. Reboot the computer and you will be able to cut, copy and … Continue reading How to enable Cut, Copy and Paste menu options in Thunar after installing xubuntu desktop on Ubuntu 18.10

Thunar file manager Ubuntu Error stating file .gvfs: Transport endpoint is not connected

After installing the Thunar file manager in Ubuntu, the following error appears, when it is started and then you try to access files in the home directory: Failed to open directory "matt". Error stating file '/home/matt/.gvfs': Transport endpoint is not connected. To overcome the error, you should restart your computer. Once restarted, the error does … Continue reading Thunar file manager Ubuntu Error stating file .gvfs: Transport endpoint is not connected