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Create custom actions with the Thunar file manager

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"One of the most under-appreciated aspects of Thunar is the ability to create custom actions. A custom action is a user-configure item that interacts with Thunar plugins so you can quickly take action on files within a directory. Say, for instance, you want to quickly print a file. Instead of having to open that file in the dedicated application, you simple right click a file and you will see a newly created Print File custom action that I am going to show you how to create.

"Creating custom actions for Thunar will really make this file manager useful. Depending on how resourceful you are, you could create some really handy actions. Some of the more useful actions you can create are:

* Print a file.
* Finding files in current folder. NOTE: For this action you will need the gnome-search-tool installed.
* Manipulating archives.
* Playing audio files.
* Burning iso CDs from file.
* Set as background."

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