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The plugin is an evolution on the current existing thunar-uca custom actions plugin.

The reason for the creation of the new plugin is the need for a better system to manage custom actions. This include more standardization and automated options.

The improved system will be based on freedesktop.org standards, and will include .desktop files and mime-type activation.

Additional information:


If you want to improve this documentation, please use the below file:


If you want to help with the plugin project, please contact us bye sending an email to the thunar-dev mailinglist.


In the Thunar file/folder view right click on a file, multiple files or folder and the context menu pops up showing custom actions suitable for the selected file.


Manipulated image

Picture is showing a possible situation, it depends on how it is configured.


No version uploaded, yet.

Subversion / trunk


svn co http://svn.xfce.org/svn/goodies/thunar-actions-plugin/trunk/ thunar-actions-plugin


  • Thunar
  • Thunarx 0.4.0 or higher
  • gtk 2.6.0 or higher
  • glib 2.6.0 or higher
  • gobject 2.6.0 or higher

Building and Installing

For Thunar to be able to find the Thunar Actions Plugin both have to be install with the same prefix. To ensure this run the following command to build from tarball:

./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable prefix thunarx-1)

For source build from the goodies repository run the following:

./autogen.sh --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable prefix thunarx-1)

Afterwards one of these commands the source is ready to be build and installed. For install root access might be necessary.

make && make install

Reporting Bugs

Bugs should be reported to the Xfce bug tracking system (product Thunar Plugins, component thunar-actions-plugin).