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Re: disable thumbnails? Thunar did not work?
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2014, 07:50:11 PM »
 

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i had that tile in root /tumbler/, i just edited it in the /.config folder dumb mistake, will test after reboot thanks :)
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Re: disable thumbnails? Thunar did not work?
« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2014, 04:21:32 PM »
 

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Not sure what might be wrong.  When I tested creating and modifying that file it worked to stop the creation of thumbnails.

Open a terminal and post back the output of this command so we can see what your tumbler config file looks like:
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cat ~/.config/tumbler/tumbler.rc

One note:  when disabling thumbnails with that config file, I don't think that alone will delete any prior existing thumbnails.  You should manually delete them from the folder(s) they are in.  From that point forward, no more thumbnails should be produced.
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Re: disable thumbnails? Thunar did not work?
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2014, 04:04:24 PM »
 

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i followed the directions and modified the file and the .thumbnails are still generated the same. ill try to repeat the process but so far nothing i tried can disable them. :(

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Re: disable thumbnails? Thunar did not work?
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2014, 10:39:49 AM »
 

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Scott(0),
Thanks again.  Haven't tested removing tumbler either, but looks like won't cause any issues from your output above.
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Re: disable thumbnails? Thunar did not work?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2014, 11:27:02 AM »
 

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Thanks for adding note on other versions - I wasn't aware of that.  Do you happen to know what procedure is for the earlier versions of tumbler?  (I'm just curious -- don't "need" to know, so don't bother going crazy looking for solution if you don't already know it.)

Hi Gold_Finger

I've only read about these options regarding earlier version of tumbler, I haven't tried/tested any of them.

Turning thumbnails(tumbler) off in Thunar
Thunar > Edit > Preferences > Display Tab
Check/Uncheck - The Show Thumbnails setting

Upgrading tumbler
The references I saw on this discussed the option of enabling certain PPAs to upgrade tumbler.

Removing tumbler
I haven't tested if removing tumbler would cause problems someplace else in the system but I did do a simulation removal and it looks like it may work (i.e. not a bunch of dependencies being removed also).

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apt-get -s remove tumbler
NOTE: This is only a simulation!
      apt-get needs root privileges for real execution.
      Keep also in mind that locking is deactivated,
      so don't depend on the relevance to the real current situation!
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  tumbler
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Remv tumbler [0.1.24-0ubuntu1]





 

Re: disable thumbnails? Thunar did not work?
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2014, 09:02:53 AM »
 

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Your welcome elliot.  And thanks for asking the question.  I learned something new from it -- didn't know how to do that until looking it up for you.


@Scott(0),
Thanks for adding note on other versions - I wasn't aware of that.  Do you happen to know what procedure is for the earlier versions of tumbler?  (I'm just curious -- don't "need" to know, so don't bother going crazy looking for solution if you don't already know it.)
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Re: disable thumbnails? Thunar did not work?
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2014, 04:07:27 PM »
 

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thanks to gold_finger! and also scott for informing those not using 2.0. great work helping a new person, i thank you for taking your time and explaining!

i would not have figured this out and the search engine is also something i plan to use a lot of in the future, so double thanks. :)

you both have helped me a lot, really amazing work guys.
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Re: disable thumbnails? Thunar did not work?
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2014, 12:36:35 PM »
 

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Great work as usual gold_finger.

I came across one point on this topic that's probably worth mentioning.

The tumbler service must be 0.1.27 or later
Linux Lite 2.0 passes this test but others reading this may not be using LL 2.0.

To check your tumbler service version
open a terminal and type
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dpkg -p tumbler | grep Version

Example, in Linux Lite 2.0
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dpkg -p tumbler | grep Version
Version: 0.1.30-1ubuntu1


Example, in Linux Lite 1.8
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dpkg -p tumbler | grep Version
Version: 0.1.24-0ubuntu1

So this solution would not work in Linux Lite 1.8 with the stock tumbler version.
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Re: disable thumbnails? Thunar did not work?
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2014, 11:24:46 AM »
 

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Sorry Elliot,

I didn't have time yesterday to explain that link.

Basically you are going to create your own user config file for the thumbnailer program and set all of the defaults to NOT make thumbnails.  I just tested this out and it will work.

Open up a Terminal and follow directions below.

First make a directory under your home to hold the config file.  (Substitute your username where I have "$USER" below.) (Nevermind about substituting for $USER -- I changed the commands from what I originally wrote, but forgot to take out notice to make substitution.)
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mkdir ~/.config/tumbler

Next we'll copy the default system config file for it over to your new directory.
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cp /etc/xdg/tumbler/tumbler.rc ~/.config/tumbler

Now we will open the file with your text editor, leafpad
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leafpad ~/.config/tumbler/tumbler.rc

You will see a file that looks like this:




Just go down the file and make sure that each category of thumbnails and change "Disabled = False" on each one to "Disabled = True".  Then just save the file and close out the leafpad text editor.  Close the terminal too.

Done.

No more thumbnails will be generated!
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Re: disable thumbnails? Thunar did not work?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 10:59:25 PM »
 

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this is my first time using linux so something like this might take me awhile to figure out... i will definetly read more on this and am willing to learn. i wonder if Nautilus is superior for changing settings without risk. any idea?

i'm moving the said file into /tumbler/ and hoping that modifying it is not too difficult because its something i've yet have done.. if it is as simple as opening it as txt and changing Disabled=true then i think i will have accomplished it. i will test for results after a reboot. but i understand this might be too much to walk a beginner through but i will do my best to learn and hopefully not damaging my system, again thanks for finding these links they are bookmarked to my toolbar and i have a feeling i will be using *a lot* of the search engine because i love being able to tweek stuff.

i'm hoping # is linux code to ignore that line, because i am unsure if i need to remove the directions in the file in order for it to work. i will try keeping it at first and see what results come from this. you've been super helpful. :)

elliott
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Re: disable thumbnails? Thunar did not work?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2014, 04:23:52 AM »
 

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Hi Elliot,

This might be what you're looking for:  http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/tumbler.

Bookmark this search engine:  Linux Beginner Search Engine.  I found the above by just searching for "disable thumbnails in xfce" with that search engine.
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Re: disable thumbnails? Thunar did not work?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2014, 01:32:20 AM »
 

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hi Scott :)

2.0, any advice would be appreciated as always. i see your still using 1, any reason you did not switch to 2? just curious. anyways thanks again, you've been a big help to this forum and me personally.
 

Re: disable thumbnails? Thunar did not work?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 11:41:48 AM »
 

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I may have something for you to try soon but first please reply with your Linux Lite version. Thanks.
 

Re: disable thumbnails? privacy?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 08:20:32 AM »
 

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Hi i hope you don't mind me replying to this old thread where you answered my question but, when i turned off thumbnails i noticed it still adds thumbnails into the same .thumbnail folder whenever i view any images on the computer, even when i turn off thumbnails preview in the default image program. is their any way to actually disable the folder so everything i do is not cached into this folder? this seems easy in windows xp by using "disable thumbnails" but maybe linux does not allow you to turn the feature off completely? i would think it would seeing it seems to give so much control compared to xp but i am clueless where and if their is a setting other than in thunar that will really disable .thumbnails?
 

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