As a solution to thunar starting quite slowly, I changed
/usr/share/gvfs/mounts/network.mount to have
Automount=false. However, regularly, that is reverted during system update, probably because it’s a system file. So I would like to change the option in userspace instead, which I have seen should be by adding the folder in
~/.gvfs/mounts. I’m just unsure if I can do that without modifying default behaviours, as there are a lot of things in
/usr/share/gvfs/mounts/, so what will happen if I put only
network.mount in userspace? Will it ignore all the others or will it still read the remainder from the system defaults?
Where did you see that? Must be outdated.
$XDG_DATA_DIRS paths and take the first match.
/usr/local/share/gvfs/mounts would be a better place.
Thanks for your answer
I saw it in the archwiki (File manager functionality - ArchWiki):
/usr/share/gvfs/mounts/ contains mount rules for GVFS. To use one’s own rules, create
So if I add
/usr/local/share/gvfs/mounts, will it keep using the other files from
/usr/share/gvfs/mounts/ or should I copy everything ? In the second case, would that cause issues the day the system adds things in
(gvfs seems pretty essential so I don’t want to break it accidentally)
When you want to override the defaults - place a copy of the config in the relevant folder in your home - then edit that file.
If you don’t - and instead edit in place - you changes will be overwritten with a sync.
Thanks for the answers.
I finally got around to playing with this again and wanted to test what worked or not, but it turns out I cannot reproduce the slow Thunar start when automount is activated (even though I consistently had the issue for years, it was just so fast to fix it every 6 months or so that I never got around to try and find a long term fix before)
So I cannot test any answer. Thanks anyways!
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