Thunar should show up by name, if user searches the app by typing in 'thunar' in whiskermenu

Bug #1774046 reported by Willem Hobers on 2018-05-29
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Xubuntu Default Settings
Fix Committed
Won't Fix
xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On Xubuntu 18.04 when using whisker menu Thunar does not show up when the end user types in "thunar".
Cheching with people over at it was suggested that this is a Xubuntu-specific phenomenon.
Please see here;

Willem Hobers (whobers) on 2018-05-29
tags: added: thunar
tags: added: whiskermenu
removed: thunar
affects: ubuntu-manual-tests → xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Won't Fix

Xubuntu hides the Thunar entry by default [1] and only shows the exo wrapper "File Manager".


affects: xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin (Ubuntu) → xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)

Deleting that .desktop file would let Thunar show up as "Thunar File Manager" in whisker menu (generic application names are not shown by default).

Similar case: "Web Browser" and "Firefox Web Browser"

Sean Davis (bluesabre) wrote :
Changed in xubuntu-default-settings:
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xubuntu-default-settings - 18.10.2

xubuntu-default-settings (18.10.2) cosmic; urgency=medium

  * etc/skel/.config/atril/atril_toolbar.xml:
    - Add items to the Atril toolbar for improved usability (LP: #1792788)
  * etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu/Thunar/
    - Fix file matching for the Print file/s custom command
  * etc/xdg/xdg-xubuntu/xfce4/whiskermenu/defaults.rc,
    - Add file search custom command (-) to Whisker Menu and
      Application Finder (LP: #1793393)
  * usr/share/xubuntu/applications/Thunar.desktop:
    - Removed, Thunar File Manager will now be displayed in
      the menu again (LP: #1774046)
  * debian/xubuntu-live-settings.install,
    - Disable lock-on-suspend on the live session (LP: #1421443)

 -- Sean Davis <email address hidden> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 05:02:21 -0400

Changed in xubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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