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Thunar - Make Spacing/Padding as Small as in Caja from Mate


Description vermaden 2019-11-21 18:28:19 CET

As described in this thread below, I would like to know if its possible (even by modifying the source code) to achieve smaller padding/spacing like in Caja from Mate.


Its not really a BUG, but Moderator from XFCE Forums suggested that I could create a BUG report because there is no easy answer to my question.

Comment 1 Theo Linkspfeifer editbugs 2019-11-21 19:59:25 CET
Same as bug 16196?
Comment 2 vermaden 2019-11-21 23:06:56 CET
I did not treated it as a bug, I just wanted to get info how to setup or modify Thunar to have smaller padding/spacing as Caja currently has.
Comment 3 Theo Linkspfeifer editbugs 2019-11-22 12:59:02 CET
A recent exo commit has added extra padding as a side effect, so you should be able to use that code and adjust the values to your liking.
Comment 4 vermaden 2019-11-22 15:17:02 CET
(In reply to Theo Linkspfeifer from comment #3)
> A recent exo commit has added extra padding as a side effect, so you should
> be able to use that code and adjust the values to your liking.

I have recompiled libexo and after reverting that change from the link - https://git.xfce.org/xfce/exo/commit/?id=6fcefce9f1e7bb34cb65290c37f889481a677130 - the only visible difference is that columns now have slightly less padding/spacing (about 2px) between them. This is not a problem.

I am asking about how to make smaller padding/spacing between items in the single column, like vertical padding/spacing between items/icons, like in Caja on the attached screenshot.

Comment 5 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-26 23:47:25 CEST
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Bug #16212

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Reported on: 2019-11-21
Last modified on: 2020-05-26


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