finjs wrote:Ady, I remember doing what you suggest... to no avail. Nautilus sort of embeds other applications...
Other users mentioned uninstalling nautilus or some other packages. I didn't suggest to uninstall nautilus, only to re-set the preferred default File Manager by changing the setting twice (together with some additional setting if necessary).
About the other "things" where nautilus interferes, it is all supposed to be controlled by the same "preferred (default) applications" (not just the File Manager, but also the other options there), and when that's not enough, each application should also have its own preferences. (For example
, from a File Manager, you could select a different default terminal emulator for the usual "open terminal here" command, in case you already have more than one terminal emulator available.)
The reason I don't suggest eliminating nautilus is because until now, all Mint and LMDE Xfce editions are not "really" Xfce-based. For some
users, thunar "is not there, in comparison to nautilus", and The Mint Team took some other edition (Gnome or GTK-based) and added
some packages from Xfce, setting those additional
packages as default. Until now, Mint / LMDE editions using Xfce are just other editions with some "patches", and evidently were much less tested. Hopefully, after Mint 13 (Maya) Xfce this aspect would be improved (and also somehow applied to LMDE Xfce too). To be clear, I don't know whether there is going to be some improvement in this specific area; I'm just hoping for it.