Is Thunar (XFCE) right click - create new document menu gone?


#1

Noticed that recently. Right clicking “create new document” sub menu is gone. It will then freeze Thunar for a while. It happen on two machines (Nvidia driver) for me but not a third one (AMD - Open source). All XFCE with the latest releases. Can someone verify that ?


#2

XFCE-unstable branch. No issue for me.


#3

Let’s first identify what Thunar you have installed, from terminal:
pacman -Qi thunar


#4

AFAIK this feature is connected to ~/Templates folder.
I don’t know if some file needs to exist for a text file creation, but for others like LO docs there should be one.

Edited for name correction, memory confusion…


#5

Thunar is build for the Xfce environment but is easily used in any environment and Thunar 1.8 works as expected in my Openbox installation (unstable branch).


#6

Like I post earlier. In XFCE Thunar right clicking new document menu has disappeared. Just moving the mouse on that selection cause the cpu to spike to 17% usage (4GHZ cpu )instead of a mere 3% as usual. Thunar is 1.8.1


#7

When troubleshooting, nothing you already said is useful until you provide logs. Xsession-errors might suffice, but look for journal logs for errors as well.


#8

Didn’t install it from any other source then stable branch.

Nom : thunar-gtk3
Version : 1.8.2-4
Description : Modern file manager for Xfce
Architecture : x86_64
URL : http://thunar.xfce.org
Licences : GPL2 LGPL2.1
Groupes : xfce4-gtk3
Fournit : thunar=1.8.2-4


#9

Check for mixed TKs

pacman -Qs xfce4

#10

I’ll like to help but I am not a Linux expert. Which logs would you like and how do I get it ?

I have been using XFCE for more then a year now.


#11

local/exo-gtk3 0.12.3-1 (xfce4-gtk3)
Extensions to Xfce by os-cillation
local/garcon-gtk3 0.6.1-4 (xfce4-gtk3)
Implementation of the freedesktop.org menu specification
local/gtk-xfce-engine 2.10.1-1.1 (xfce4)
Xfce Gtk±2.0 engine and themes
local/libxfce4ui-gtk3 4.13.4-3 (xfce4-gtk3)
Commonly used Xfce widgets among Xfce applications (GTK3)
local/libxfce4util-gtk3 4.13.2-4
Basic utility non-GUI functions for Xfce
local/mousepad 0.4.1-1 (xfce4-goodies)
Simple text editor for Xfce
local/orage 4.12.1-4 (xfce4-goodies)
A simple calendar application with reminders for Xfce
local/thunar-archive-plugin-gtk3 0.4.0-1 (xfce4-gtk3-goodies)
Create and extract archives in Thunar
local/thunar-gtk3 1.8.2-4 (xfce4-gtk3)
Modern file manager for Xfce
local/thunar-media-tags-plugin 0.3.0-1 (xfce4-goodies)
Adds special features for media files to the Thunar File Manager
local/thunar-volman-gtk3 0.9.0-1 (xfce4-gtk3)
Automatic management of removeable devices in Thunar
local/tumbler 0.2.3-2 (xfce4)
D-Bus service for applications to request thumbnails
local/xfburn 0.5.5-1 (xfce4-goodies)
A simple CD/DVD burning tool based on libburnia libraries
local/xfce4-appfinder-gtk3 4.13.0-2 (xfce4-gtk3)
An application finder for Xfce
local/xfce4-battery-plugin 1.1.1-1 (xfce4-goodies)
A battery monitor plugin for the Xfce panel
local/xfce4-clipman-plugin 1.4.3-1 (xfce4-goodies)
A clipboard plugin for the Xfce4 panel
local/xfce4-cpufreq-plugin 1.2.1-1 (xfce4-goodies)
CPU frequency plugin for the Xfce4 panel
local/xfce4-cpugraph-plugin 1.0.5-5 (xfce4-goodies)
CPU graph plugin for the Xfce4 panel
local/xfce4-dict 0.8.2-1 (xfce4-goodies)
A dictionary plugin for the Xfce panel
local/xfce4-diskperf-plugin 2.6.1-2 (xfce4-goodies)
Plugin for the Xfce4 panel displaying instant disk/partition performance
local/xfce4-fsguard-plugin 1.1.0-2 (xfce4-goodies)
File system usage monitor plugin for the Xfce4 panel
local/xfce4-genmon-plugin 4.0.1-1 (xfce4-goodies)
plugin that monitors customizable programs stdout for the Xfce4 panel
local/xfce4-mailwatch-plugin 1.2.0-8 (xfce4-goodies)
Multi-protocol, multi-mailbox mail watcher for the Xfce4 panel
local/xfce4-mount-plugin 1.1.3-1 (xfce4-goodies)
Mount/umount utility for the Xfce4 panel
local/xfce4-mpc-plugin 0.5.0-2 (xfce4-goodies)
Control the Music Player Daemon from the Xfce4 panel
local/xfce4-netload-plugin 1.3.1-2 (xfce4-goodies)
A netload plugin for the Xfce panel
local/xfce4-notes-plugin 1.8.1-3 (xfce4-goodies)
A notes plugin for the Xfce4 panel
local/xfce4-notifyd-gtk3 0.4.2-1 (xfce4-gtk3-goodies)
Notification daemon for the Xfce desktop
local/xfce4-panel-gtk3 4.13.3-15 (xfce4-gtk3)
Panel for the Xfce desktop environment
local/xfce4-power-manager 1.6.1-1 (xfce4)
Power manager for Xfce desktop
local/xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin 0.4.1-1.2 (xfce4-goodies)
Pulseaudio plugin for Xfce4 panel
local/xfce4-screenshooter 1.9.3-1 (xfce4-goodies)
Plugin that makes screenshots for the Xfce panel
local/xfce4-sensors-plugin 1.3.0-1 (xfce4-goodies)
A lm_sensors plugin for the Xfce panel
local/xfce4-session-gtk3 4.13.1-5 (xfce4-gtk3)
A session manager for Xfce
local/xfce4-settings-gtk3 4.13.5-6 (xfce4-gtk3)
Settings manager for xfce
local/xfce4-smartbookmark-plugin 0.5.0-2 (xfce4-goodies)
Plugin for the Xfce4 panel that lets you quicksearch from selected websites
local/xfce4-systemload-plugin 1.2.2-1 (xfce4-goodies)
A system load plugin for the Xfce4 panel
local/xfce4-taskmanager 1.2.1-1 (xfce4-goodies)
Easy to use task manager
local/xfce4-terminal 0.8.7.4-1 (xfce4)
A modern terminal emulator primarily for the Xfce desktop environment
local/xfce4-time-out-plugin 1.0.2-3 (xfce4-goodies)
Take a break from your computer with this plugin for Xfce4
local/xfce4-timer-plugin 1.7.0-1 (xfce4-goodies)
Plugin to track time for the Xfce4 panel
local/xfce4-verve-plugin 2.0.0-1 (xfce4-goodies)
Command line plugin Xfce4 panel
local/xfce4-wavelan-plugin 0.6.0-2 (xfce4-goodies)
Plugin to monitor wifi connectivity for the Xfce4 panel
local/xfce4-weather-plugin 0.8.10-1 (xfce4-goodies)
A weather plugin for the Xfce4 panel
local/xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin 2.3.0-1 (xfce4-goodies)
Menu for Xfce4
local/xfce4-xkb-plugin 0.8.1-1 (xfce4-goodies)
Plugin to switch keyboard layouts for the Xfce4 panel
local/xfconf-gtk3 4.13.6-1 (xfce4-gtk3)
A simple client-server configuration storage and query system
local/xfdesktop-gtk3 4.13.2-8 (xfce4-gtk3)
A desktop manager for Xfce
local/xfwm4-gtk3 4.13.1-3 (xfce4-gtk3)
Xfce window manager
local/xfwm4-themes 4.10.0-3 (xfce4)
A set of additional themes for the Xfce window manager


#12

you may also try this
sudo pacman -S --overwrite xfce4
it will reinstall xfce4


#13

This is the same version as I use on Openbox.

I just checked with a virtual computer running Xfce.

I cannot reproduce - so it must be something else bugging your system.

Thunar is created in such a way that if you try to create a new file in a place where you have no write permissions - Thunar will not let select the Create Document entry.


#14

May be but this is on 2 different computers recently updated.


#15

Is this really risky ?


#16

Do you have that folder in your home directory? Create it if doesn’t exist, even if is empty


#17

no its not afaik
also create another user and check in that user problem persist


#18

I can understand you - my test system is a vanilla xfce stable branch - fully updated - and it does not have this issue.

The only thing I can think of is the graphics drivers but I can’t wrap around that the graphics drivers should have any influence on the right click menu in Thunar.

That is a mystery.


#19

Yes but I am using the French version. It is called “Modèles”. Never had any problem there before.


#20

Could you please try creating the folder in your home? Just to test it - it could be an uncaught bug causing Thunar to choke on accented characters.

mkdir ~/Templates

EDIT: 2018-12-06T15:14:00Z
Tested by changing to fr_FR and it still works.

So I rekon it must be something local to your system and while it might have coincided with an update - I don’t think it is the update but I cannot be sure.

I just checked with the OP and the only common denominator is Nvidia - but how and why - I have no idea