XFCE Thuner: Mount ISOs from right click menu

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XFCE Thuner: Mount ISOs from right click menu

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UPDATE:
This is obsolete!
There's a way better way to do it, which seems to exist out-of-the-box in Xubuntu 16.04.
See details in replied thread below.

Here's a slightly adapted/improved version of this answer on AskUbuntu. about how to mount disk images (ISO) from the GUI file explorer Thunar in XFCE/Xubuntu.

In Thunar, add a new Custom Action:
Edit > Configure custom actions > (+)PLUS icon
Then, enter the following to execute as command:

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mkdir /tmp/%n.mount & fuseiso %f /tmp/%n.mount & ln -s /tmp/%n.mount ~/Desktop/%n.mount
This creates a folder per ISO file in /tmp, then mounts it (fuseiso) and creates a symbolic link on the Desktop.

Beware: You have to unmount the images manually after you're done.
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XFCE Thunar: "Disk Image Mounter"

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When you right-click an ISO image file, to select "Open With > Open With Other Application", choose the option "Disk Image Mounter":
XFCE Thunar: Disk image mounter to mount ISO files.
XFCE Thunar: Disk image mounter to mount ISO files.
Now, the mounted ISO will just appear like any other external storage media (e.g. usb stick) in the "Devices" panel, left in Thunar.
For unmounting, simply right-click and unmount the image name there :D 8)


Thanks XFCE-devs!
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