Add --select argument for opening path, which selects/highlights the last item in path instead of open in default app
Submitted by D33..@..il.com
Assigned to Xfce Bug Triage
current behaviour when you execute: thunar ~/Pictures/icon.png
Is that it goes looking for the default application for the file and opens the file in that application. There is no way to simple tell Thunar to just go to that directory, and select the file.
Nemo, Nautilus, DoubleCommander support this natively, Dolphin has --select parameter that makes this work.
It would be useful for 3rd party applications that want to point to a file/folder to have a way to do this.
You can just go to the parent directory when you detect thunar, but in cases of a folder with 300 files the benefit of highlighting the file would be obvious immediately.
I dont think changing default behavior is worth the trouble but adding --select argument to path that acts similar to how dolphin does it... open the path containing the last item in the path, select / highlight the specified item
discussion has been going on it in here: forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?pid=38284