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June 29th, 2012, 09:46 AM
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Support threads should be posted in normal forums.

Thank you.

August 19th, 2012, 12:33 PM
Convert animated gif from selected images:

convert -loop 0 -dispose 2 %F %F.gif
command "convert" is a part of imagemagick, and more customisation you will find http://www.imagemagick.org/script/command-line-tools.php
This custom action need a polishing - don't now how - sometimes imagemagick croping images.
convert -loop 0 -dispose 2 -layers OptimizeTransparency %F %F.gif this custom command make smaller gif's
Resolution of animated gif is taken from first image in selection. If first have 100x200 pixels - animation will get same resolution.
This command great for my, cause pencil (program to create animations) not exporting to any file :D
And my kids like to draw animations for theirs phones :)

September 3rd, 2012, 01:36 AM
A nice simple one

Nano as Root

xfce4-terminal -e "sudo nano %f"you could add your password to cut out having to type it (not secure):

xfce4-terminal -e "echo "yourpasswd" | sudo -S nano %f"

April 4th, 2013, 03:12 AM
Here is a Thunar custom action that will send a file's basename, stripped of its file identifier, to xclip. It works for filenames with extra periods in them, as well as for filenames with spaces in them:

qtnhygghj=%n ; echo -n "${qtnhygghj%%.*}" | xclip -selection c

IHTH someone!

January 28th, 2016, 08:48 PM

3 actions to manage samba share from thunar right-click on folder are documented below:

Could you please add them to the doc page? I don't have right access to do it. thanks.

August 4th, 2016, 06:07 PM
Here is a Thunar custom action that will display a zenity window containing an image's Exif data that is contained in the "Exif comment" line of said data:

exiv2 %f 2>&1 | grep -e "Exif comment" | zenity --width=800 --height=240 --text-info --title "%n Exif Comment Data"

IHTH someone!

October 31st, 2016, 05:55 PM
on my Xubuntu 16.04 the "terminal -e" actions doesn't work. The one which works is "xfce4-terminal -e". Maybe the page needs to be updated with 'xfce4-terminal' instead of 'terminal'?