Thunar -- Custom actions


Thunar has a selection of extensions that allows users to create custom actions that can extend its functionality. These actions operate on files and folders found within Thunar and can do anything from bulk-renaming to running specialized scripts. The MX Linux devs created many useful ones that show up in the context menu, but users can easily create their own.


[insert 2 sides of an existing custom action here]






For some purposes, it may be desirable to lock down an application or system in order to protect it from users. Examples include computers in a school or public location for general use, where the file system, desktop and internet access need to be closed. Full OS such as Porteus exist, but this page is limited to the use of MX Linux in kiosk mode.


Intel video driver

Force the intel driver over the default modesetting

Make this text file


with this content:

Section "Device"
   Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
   Driver      "intel"
   Option      "TearFree"     "true"


Change acceleration method


On this page:

Though most scanners will work out of the box, there are occasionally problems that arise. This thread contains solutions that have been worked out for such problems.


This entry addresses in particular Brother Multi-Function Printers that use the brscan3 scanner driver.  It may be applicable for devices using brscan4 and newer drivers.  The solution worked for Brother MFC-9320CW.

Tumbler cpu usage

<Retrieved from the Arch Wiki December 1, 2016>

Tumblerd, the service that watches the file system and notifies the system when a thumbnail needs to be made may get stuck in a loop, see the bug report. The following script is a temporary workaround to stop this from happening. Copy, and paste this into a .sh file, save it somewhere in your home directory, mark the file as executable then set up the system to autostart it at system startup.


HELP: MX Default Look

MX Default Look


Allows the user to make quick user interface changes to system defaults.

The user may select to display the default panel horizontally (top or bottom) or vertically (default).  Customizations, including panel plugins,will be preserved, although plugin location might be altered. 


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