xubuntu – thunar file manager

Applicable to Xubuntu 14.04

In Thunar file manager under Xubuntu 14.04 running the xfce desktop.  Pressing ctrl+m hides / shows the file manager menu bar,  As in the screen shots below.

demo-folder+menu

 

FIG 1 : Menu bar shown

demo-folder-minus-menu

 

FIG 1 : Menu bar hidden.

 

If for some reason this fails you can try editing the thunar.xml file in

.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/thunar.xml

thunar-config

I changed the value here to false and then restarted thunar.  This seemed to fix it.

<property name=”last-menubar-visible” type=”bool” value=”false”/>

 

Thank you to drc1 on #xubuntu (freenode) for help with this.

Any comments please send me an e-mail or tweet @zleap14.