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Is there a way to turn off background folder scan when opening a "Home" icon on XFCE desktop? This takes time due to a lot of files in home folder (source repos, why not).

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I do following steps and it works for me:

  • Open /usr/share/gvfs/mounts/network.mount this file using an editor: sudo nano /usr/share/gvfs/mounts/network.mount
  • change AutoMount=true to AutoMount=false.
  • Save file and login again.

This will stop Thunar stating the Network every time you run it.

Have a nice time.

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For starters, if your computer is up to date you can already speed up the first start up of Thunar by adding it to your startup applications.

In Session/Startup you can add a new app, call it Thunar maybe ;) and in the command field you can put /usr/bin/thunar --daemonso it will start in the background and be faster when you call a window.

Be careful not to "Save Session" on shutdown with this enabled, this will start a thunar for every-time you shutdown this way and will cause problems.

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It might be the thubmnail generator, tumbler. what-is-tumblerd I removed it from my install because it was causing folders I open to task the CPU, and delay because it is making thumbnails for every file.

How to remove:

With Synaptic Package Manager:
Search for tumbler click on the check box for it and select "Mark for Removal"

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With Terminal:

sudo apt-get remove tumbler

Note: Removing tumbler will ask you to remove xubuntu-desktop this is ok since it is a "meta-package" and will not remove xubuntu,

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How did you remove it? If I try to apt-get remove it, it tries to remove xubuntu-desktop package too. :| – Bibhas Aug 20 '12 at 20:50
yes, that is ok, xubuntu-desktop is a meta-package,… , you can remove it. "removing a meta package does NOT remove the packages it installed" , – Mateo Aug 20 '12 at 20:51

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