"Right Click + Send Attachment with Thunderbird" in KDE

Dolphin I keep saying that it is by far the best file manager out there today. This that I show you in the image yes, Nautilus and maybe others do it too, but it is an option that at least is quite comfortable for me 🙂

I have to send some files / documents by email, and having to open a new email, click the attach button and browse for the file, I find it just too annoying 🙂

The author of this is danux, and to have this here are the steps:

1. Open a terminal.

2. In it write the following and press [enter]:

cd $HOME && wget http://kde-apps.org/CONTENT/content-files/122832-thunderbird_attachment.desktop

3. The file «122832-thunderbird_attachment.desktop«, They must copy it to ~ / .kde4 / share / kde4 / services and ready. Close and reopen Dolphin (File Browser) and they will see the option 🙂

The author made a modification to the file, making the icon show only if Thunderbird is 64bits, if you use 32bits (like me) instead of putting the line from step # 2, put this one:

cd $HOME && wget https://blog.desdelinux.net/wp-content/uploads/thunderbird_attachment.desktop

And well, nothing more to add.

Any doubt or question, problem or whatever they tell me.


Attach to thunderbird at KDE-Apps.org

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *



  1. Responsible for the data: Miguel Ángel Gatón
  2. Purpose of the data: Control SPAM, comment management.
  3. Legitimation: Your consent
  4. Communication of the data: The data will not be communicated to third parties except by legal obligation.
  5. Data storage: Database hosted by Occentus Networks (EU)
  6. Rights: At any time you can limit, recover and delete your information.

  1.   xpt said

    Thank you!! 🙂

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      A pleasure 😀

  2.   Rayonant said

    This was from before I met the xD blog. Do you know any option to do the same but in gnome with nautilus =

    1.    Rayonant said

      Ok, I haven't said anything, in Mint the function is already integrated with thunderbird 🙂, in the same way with nautilus actions it can be done for any mail client.

  3.   parkaboy said

    Hi, I'm using fedora 19 and I don't have a ./kde4 folder in my home. If I create this whole path ~ / .kde4 / share / kde4 / services and copy the file there, will it work or do I run the risk of breaking something in the kde?

  4.   Mariano said

    Hi, thank you really. I've been looking for this a lot and it came in handy! thanks to Danux too !!!