Bug ID: 13697
Summary: Right-click menu immediately chooses an option on
Classification: Xfce Core
Hardware: PC (x86_64)
Assignee: [hidden email] Reporter: [hidden email] QA Contact: [hidden email] CC: [hidden email], [hidden email] Target Milestone: 1.8.0
Running Arch Linux, currently on Thunar 1.6.11, but I also had this issue on
1.6.10. I'm not sure if it existed before then, because it didn't happen until
I switched my theme to Arc-Dark, and I made that switch while running 1.6.10.
It took me about a year of testing things here and there to finally nail down
exactly how to reproduce this. It recently became extremely annoying, because
it leads to me accidentally using whatever right-click option is above
Properties, which recently became a certain custom action I'd rather not do
when the "Create Archive..." option randomly started being above the custom
actions instead of below.
Steps to reproduce:
-Use one of certain themes that cause it, including Arc-Dark but not including
the XFCE themes or Numix Frost (the only others I've used).
-Close all open Thunar windows (but killing the daemon process is not
-Open a new Thunar window.
-View the contents specifically in Detailed View, not Icon or List.
-Right-click on a file (specifically a file, not a folder), without holding
down the button.
-The right-click menu shows up after a split-second delay and waits for you to
choose an option. This happens if you're not in Detailed View.
-The right-click menu shows up immediately (no delay) for a split-second and
immediately chooses whatever option was under the cursor, as if you had held
down the button, even if you had depressed and released it as quickly as a
milisecond. This will always happen the first time you use a right-click menu
in a Thunar window, rarely the second time, and never any subsequent times.
Otherwise, it exhibits the expected behavior.
The behavior of this bug is almost identical to a completely different bug that
was caused by the gtk-menu-popup-delay option in certain themes, but since that
option is now deprecated, and changing it myself to any value at all didn't
change this bug's behavior, I'm sure it's not the cause this time. When I
Googled this behavior, I found many discussions about that other bug, but the
only one I found that might be this bug is at
I couldn't figure out exactly why Arc-Dark is causing this, because I'm not an
expert in GTK theming and couldn't spot any options in Arc-Dark's files that I
figured might have anything to do with this.