thunar instead of nautilus problem

Rick Stevens ricks at
Mon Oct 3 23:48:58 UTC 2011

On 10/03/2011 01:29 PM, Leonardo wrote:
> Hello and thanks for the response!
> this solves the problem in GNOME with the smaller and acceptable
> effect to have nautilus inside xfce, thanks for the help. I didn't
> find any similar to this screen configuration on GNOME, but adjusting
> via XFCE solves the problem.

I'm sure it's buried somewhere in Gnome3 (don't wanna look for it), but
glad this little work-around does it for you.

> 2011/10/3 Rick Stevens <ricks at>:
>> On 10/03/2011 11:20 AM, Leonardo wrote:
>>> Hello again,
>>> my mistake, i'm using an up-to-date Fedora 15, firefox 7.
>>> installed XFCE like two weeks ago and both runs fine, it's just this small
>>> issue that i got when back to GNOME.
>> You probably set your file manager preferences to Thunar instead of
>> Nautilus.  In XFCE, go to
>>        Applications Menu
>>                Preferences
>>                        Preferred Applications
>> then select the "Utilities" tab and select "Nautilus" in the File
>> Manager dropdown.  I'm not sure where that's buried in the compost pile
>> known as Gnome 3 now.
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