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jjfrv8 [The Edit Menu]
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jjfrv8 [The File Menu]
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 Certain items on the File menu are not native Thunar functions but are provided by plugins. In the descriptions that follow, those items will be identified by __Plugin__. More detailed information on their usage can be found in the **Plugins** section of this documentation. Certain items on the File menu are not native Thunar functions but are provided by plugins. In the descriptions that follow, those items will be identified by __Plugin__. More detailed information on their usage can be found in the **Plugins** section of this documentation.
  
-**The following menu items are common to both folders and files:** +**__The following menu items are common to both folders and files:__** 
-=== New Tab === +?New Tab 
-Opens a new tab within the file manager window and makes the new tab the current focus. The working directory in the new tab will be the same as the previous tab/window. You can open the new tab at a different folder by right-clicking on a folder and selecting {gui>​Open in a New Tab} from that menu.+!Opens a new tab within the file manager window and makes the new tab the current focus. The working directory in the new tab will be the same as the previous tab/window. You can open the new tab at a different folder by right-clicking on a folder and selecting {gui>​Open in a New Tab} from that menu.
  
-=== New Window ​=== +?New Window 
-Opens another instance of Thunar in a new window.+!Opens another instance of Thunar in a new window.
  
-=== Create Folder ​=== +?Create Folder 
-Creates a new folder within the current folder with a name of your choosing.+!Creates a new folder within the current folder with a name of your choosing.
  
-=== Create Document ​=== +?Create Document 
-Allows you to create a new document either as a blank file or from a template. If you choose the //Empty File// option and type in a file name with no extension, by default it will create an empty, plain text document. If you assign a file extension of a recognized MIME type, it will create a file of that type.  For example, typing ''​MyDocument.odt''​ will create a blank OpenDocument Text file. You can also create files from a pre-configured templates. To do that, you first create a file with all of your desired settings in the application of your choice and then save it in the ''​~/​Templates''​ folder. That file name will then appear as a choice in the {gui>​Create Document} list. Give it a new name and you now have a new file based on your custom settings.+!Allows you to create a new document either as a blank file or from a template. If you choose the //Empty File// option and type in a file name with no extension, by default it will create an empty, plain text document. If you assign a file extension of a recognized MIME type, it will create a file of that type.  For example, typing ''​MyDocument.odt''​ will create a blank OpenDocument Text file. You can also create files from a pre-configured templates. To do that, you first create a file with all of your desired settings in the application of your choice and then save it in the ''​~/​Templates''​ folder. That file name will then appear as a choice in the {gui>​Create Document} list. Give it a new name and you now have a new file based on your custom settings.
  
-=== Send To === +?Send To 
-__Plugin__. Displays a menu with several targets where the selected folders or files can be sent.+!__Plugin__. Displays a menu with several targets where the selected folders or files can be sent.
  
-=== Create Archive ​=== +?Create Archive 
-__Plugin__. After selecting multiple files and/or folders, clicking this item will allow you to create a compressed archive file that contains all of the files in the selection.+!__Plugin__. After selecting multiple files and/or folders, clicking this item will allow you to create a compressed archive file that contains all of the files in the selection.
  
-=== Close All Windows ​=== +?Close All Windows 
-Closes all instances of the file manager.+!Closes all instances of the file manager.
  
-=== Close Tab === +?Close Tab 
-Closes the current tab. If there are no open tabs, closes Thunar.+!Closes the current tab. If there are no open tabs, closes Thunar.
  
-=== Close Window ​=== +?Close Window 
-Closes the current instance of Thunar.+!Closes the current instance of Thunar.
  
-**The following menu items are specific to folders:**+**__The following menu items are specific to folders:__**
  
-=== Open === +?Open 
-Opens the selected folder and displays its contents in the Main Area.+!Opens the selected folder and displays its contents in the Main Area.
  
-=== Open in New Tab === +?Open in New Tab 
-Creates a new tab at the top of the Main Area, labels the tab with the name of the opened folder and displays the folder contents in the Main Area.+!Creates a new tab at the top of the Main Area, labels the tab with the name of the opened folder and displays the folder contents in the Main Area.
  
-=== Open in New Window ​=== +?Open in New Window 
-Opens a new instance of Thunar in a separate window and displays the contents of the selected folder.+!Opens a new instance of Thunar in a separate window and displays the contents of the selected folder.
  
-=== Open Terminal Here === +?Open Terminal Here 
-Opens a terminal window with the selected folder set as the working directory.+!Opens a terminal window with the selected folder set as the working directory.
  
-=== Find in this Folder ​=== +?Find in this Folder 
-__Plugin__. Launches the Catfish file finder application with the selected folder as the target.+!__Plugin__. Launches the Catfish file finder application with the selected folder as the target.
  
-**The following menu items are specific to files:+**__The following menu items are specific to files:__
 ** **
-=== Open With "​Application" ​=== +?Open With "​Application"​ 
-See [[working-with-files-and-folders#​opening_files|Opening Files]] in this section for descriptions of the various file opening options.+!See [[working-with-files-and-folders#​opening_files|Opening Files]] in this section for descriptions of the various file opening options
 + 
 +?Set as Wallpaper 
 +!Only applicable to image files. Sets the selected image as the desktop background.
  
-=== Set as Wallpaper === 
-Only applicable to image files. Sets the selected image as the desktop background. 
 ===== The Edit Menu ===== ===== The Edit Menu =====
 The {gui>​Edit} menu presents the same options for both folder and file selections. The {gui>​Edit} menu presents the same options for both folder and file selections.
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-=== Cut, Copy, Paste === +?Cut, Copy, Paste 
-These three options are probably the most often performed operations in Thunar. After making your file/folder selections, these actions can be accomplished from the {gui>​Edit} menu, by the indicated keyboard shortcuts or by dragging and dropping. You can copy or move files and folders between Thunar sessions in different windows or between tabs within the same window. While the difference between copy/paste and cut/paste should be obvious when using the menu or keyboard shortcuts, it is not so when dragging and dropping. The drag/drop operation performs a __move__ when the source and target folders are on the same partition but it results in a __copy__ when the source and target are on different partitions. ​<​note>​To drop selections on a tab, first hover over the target tab itself until it becomes active, then move the mouse down to the Main Area to drop your selections into the current folder of that tab or a subfolder within it.</​note>​+!These three options are probably the most often performed operations in Thunar. After making your file/folder selections, these actions can be accomplished from the {gui>​Edit} menu, by the indicated keyboard shortcuts or by dragging and dropping. You can copy or move files and folders between Thunar sessions in different windows or between tabs within the same window. While the difference between copy/paste and cut/paste should be obvious when using the menu or keyboard shortcuts, it is not so when dragging and dropping. The drag/drop operation performs a __move__ when the source and target folders are on the same partition but it results in a __copy__ when the source and target are on different partitions. ​
  
-=== Move to Trash === +<note>To drop selections ​on a tab, first hover over the target tab itself until it becomes activethen move the mouse down to the Main Area to drop your selections into the current ​folder of that tab or a subfolder within it.</​note>​
-This is the action that is performed by default when you select files and folders and press {key>Delete}. Files deleted this way are still able to be viewed and acted on by opening ​the Trash folderincluding ​the option of restoring them to their original location if it turns out you were too hasty in deleting them. Right-clicking on the Trash folder ​and selecting {gui>​Empty Trash} permanently deletes all of the files stored there and frees up the disk space they were using.+
  
-=== Delete === +?Move to Trash 
-Bypasses ​the Trash folder and permanently deletes the selected items once you agree by pressing ​{key>​Delete} in the confirmation dialog.+!This is the action that is performed ​by default when you select files and folders and press {key>​Delete}. Files deleted this way are still able to be viewed and acted on by opening the Trash folder, including the option of restoring them to their original location if it turns out you were too hasty in deleting them. Right-clicking on the Trash folder and selecting {gui>​Empty Trash} permanently deletes all of the files stored there and frees up the disk space they were using.
  
-=== Select all Files, Select by Pattern..., Invert Selection === +?Delete 
-See the [[working-with-files-and-folders#​selecting_files|Selecting Files]] paragraph above.+!Bypasses ​the Trash folder ​and permanently deletes the selected items once you agree by pressing {key>​Delete} in the confirmation dialog.
  
-=== Duplicate === +?Select all Files, Select by Pattern..., Invert Selection 
-Creates a duplicate copy of the selected ​files or folders ​and appends ''​(copy 1)''​ to the filename. Multiple selections are allowed.+!See the [[working-with-files-and-folders#​selecting_files|Selecting Files]] paragraph above.
  
-=== Make Link === +?Duplicate 
-Creates a symbolic link (symlink) to the selected file or folderSee [[thunar-docs:​unix-filesystem|The UNIX File System]] for more information on symlinks.+!Creates a duplicate copy of the selected files or folders and appends ''​(copy 1)'' ​to the filenameMultiple selections are allowed.
  
-=== Rename === +?Make Link 
-Allows you to assign ​new name to the file or folder. ​If multiple items are selected, invokes the **Bulk Renamer** __Plugin__.+!Creates ​symbolic link (symlink) ​to the selected ​file or folder. ​See [[thunar-docs:​unix-filesystem|The UNIX File System]] for more information on symlinks.
  
-=== Configure custom actions... === +?Rename 
-__Plugin__Configure actions that will appear in the file manager'​s context menus for certain types of files.+!Allows you to assign a new name to the file or folderIf multiple items are selected, invokes ​the **Bulk Renamer** __Plugin__.
  
-=== Preferences ​=== +?Configure custom actions... 
-See the [[thunar-docs:​preferences|File Management Preferences]] section.+!__Plugin__. Configure actions that will appear in the file manager'​s context menus for certain types of files. 
 + 
 +?Preferences 
 +!See the [[thunar-docs:​preferences|File Management Preferences]] section.
  
 ===== The View Menu ===== ===== The View Menu =====
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 === Zoom === === Zoom ===
 Increase or decrease the size of the icons and text in the Main Area. This is a "​sticky"​ setting, meaning the new zoom level will be what you see the next time you start Thunar. If multiple windows are open, the other windows will not refresh with the new setting until they are closed and reopened. Select {gui>​Normal Size} to restore the default zoom level. Increase or decrease the size of the icons and text in the Main Area. This is a "​sticky"​ setting, meaning the new zoom level will be what you see the next time you start Thunar. If multiple windows are open, the other windows will not refresh with the new setting until they are closed and reopened. Select {gui>​Normal Size} to restore the default zoom level.
 +
 +===== The Go Menu =====
 +The {gui>Go} menu provides options for navigating through the file system. Most of these options can be accessed more directly by clicking on the [[thunar-docs:​the-file-manager-window#​side_pane|Side Pane]] or the [[thunar-docs:​the-file-manager-window#​location_selector|Location Selector]], or by using keyboard shortcuts. There are, however, a couple of exceptions to this rule. You will notice in the example below that there are some folders showing in the {gui>Go} menu which aren't showing in the Side Pane. One of them is the special //​Templates//​ folder (which isn't one of the default PLACES in the Side Pane). The other two, //​Development//​ and //​Reports//,​ are user-defined shortcuts which have been hidden using the Side Pane right-click menu. As you can see, the {gui>Go} menu overrides that setting and displays all shortcuts.
 +
 +<figure "The Go Menu">​
 +{{thunar:​thunar_go-menu.png?​nolink&​|Go menu}}
 +</​figure>​
 +
 +Another navigation option available from this menu is {gui>​Open Location}. Choosing this allows you to manually enter the path or URL for the resource you wish to locate. The examples below show the different presentations for this option depending on whether you have the **Toolbar** or **Pathbar** location style selected. In either case, as you type, an incremental search is performed and matching entries are listed to choose from.
 +
 +<figure "Open Location - Toolbar vs. Pathbar Views">​
 +{{thunar:​thunar_go-open-location-toolbar.png?​nolink&​|Open Location -> Toolbar}}{{thunar:​thunar_go-open-location-pathbar.png?​nolink&​|Open Location -> Pathbar}}
 +</​figure>​