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Xfce Thunar Slow Start

posted 29 May 2012, 16:54 by Ian Gilliam
Thunar the Xfce file manager can take 30 seconds or more to initialise while starting the network services in the back ground (Samba via gvfs-smb.)

To overcome this:

edit /usr/share/gvfs/mounts/network.mount as root
change AutoMount=true to false
save the file

Thunar will now open instantly, but the "Network" icon in the side pane will be shown incorrectly.  Upon clicking on the network icon in the side pane,  you will once again have to wait 30+ seconds for Thunar to incorporate the gvfs-smb.

Installing a Samba/Windows Server for your network will eliminate the need for the above changes.