Ubuntu: How to set Thunar as a default file manager?


Is it possible to make Thunar my default file manager in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

I've installed Thunar and I must say there's really visible performance difference compared to gnome-shell default manager.

How can I make this my preferred file manager?


  • Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t).
  • Run the following command:

  • Next, go to Utilities > Default File Manager, and choose the file manager that you want to use as your default.

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By the way you need to open it just one time, after that it would be Default File Manager for you.

However, you can change the default file manager and also restore to previous one, check the link: Default File Manager Official Documentation

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