I was an XFCE user for years and I recently switched to KDE Plasma. Dolphin file manager is great but it’s Batch Rename capabilities are limited compared to the Thunar file manager. In this tutorial we are going to add Thunar’s bulk rename actions to Dolphin.
Install Thunar and the Media Tags Plugin with:
pamac install thunar thunar-media-tags-plugin
.local/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/and if any of the folders don’t exist, just create them.
ServiceMenusfolder create a file named
Open the file with your favourite editor and add the following:
[Desktop Entry] Type=Service ServiceTypes=KonqPopupMenu/Plugin MimeType=all/all; Actions=BulkRename; X-KDE-StartupNotify=false X-KDE-Priority=TopLevel [Desktop Action BulkRename] Name=Bulk Rename Icon=thunar Exec=thunar -B %U
Save the file.
Close the Dolphin file manager if it is running and reopen it.
You will now find the Bulk Rename options when you select a couple files and right click on them.