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To keep things quick, does Ubuntu index thumbnails so that, next time I enter that folder, it doesn't have to reload the thumbnails? (This would be especially important in large picture folders.)

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Y U ASK 16 QUESTIONS AND NO ACCEPT?! but seriously, you should go over your asked question list and review to see if any can be accepted yet. This is a community of Q and A. Rep aside, it is nice to know when a answer has actually solved the issue at hand. – rlemon Feb 9 '12 at 17:53
I have no idea what you're talking about... – Gonzoza Feb 9 '12 at 20:53
Oh right. Got it. Thanks. – Gonzoza Feb 9 '12 at 21:02
Just remember that the questions and answers may be helpful to others in the future, knowing which one actually solved your problem may stop someone else from a headache. – rlemon Feb 9 '12 at 23:42
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Yes it does. More specifically, it is the file manager that does this. Normally there is a limit to the size of files that are indexed however, and also it usually does not index remote files IIRC.

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Yes it does.

See the hidden directory .thumbnails in your home directory.

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