Just looking for something to make life easier... Before, using other distro's, I've downloaded zip-files, I'd right-click on it, and "extract here" would appear in in the drop-down menu. Not here under Thunar in Xfce. Not quite sure how to find it.
Hello merelyjim, You probably don't have the package "xfce-extra/thunar-archive-plugin-0.3.0" installed. You can install that on commandline, using "equo" or graphical with Rigo. Also, you could install "app-arch/xarchiver-0.5.2-r3", which also will appear in thunar., and / or "p7zip"
with Xfce I usually like using file-roller, toghether with the xfce-extra/thunar-archive-plugin package, as suggested by batvink, but it comes down to which archiver utility you like more. Once you get those installed, it's all set