Thunar: do not execute shell script files

Every time I need to open a shell script file that is executable (typically a SlackBuild), I right click on it in Thunar and select my editor from the Open with sub-menu. I miss the functionality of Nautilus, where I could tell the file browser to directly open such shell script files in a text editor when double clicked.

I searched a little and found several discussions about it. Read the rest of this entry »

Hiding disk partitions

My laptop has a Windows 7 disk partition, as well as a System and a Lenovo recovery partitions. I do not need these to be shown in my file browser (Thunar) nor in the open/save file dialogs. Read the rest of this entry »

Hiding any file or folder in Thunar

Usually, programs store their configuration files in a hidden folder that resides within the user’s $HOME. Such folders start with a dot (.), and are therefore regarded as hidden by the file manager. There are however, programs that do not follow this convention and instead create a regular folder in $HOME to store their settings and system files. Its location cannot be changed, which can be particularly annoying. Read the rest of this entry »