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.



FIG 1 : Menu bar shown



FIG 1 : Menu bar hidden.


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



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.