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For privacy reasons I'd like to clean out the hidden folder ~/.thumbnails, how do I manage the information in this folder?

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Install dconf-tools Install dconf-tools, then launch the dconf-editor

And then navigate to:

org.gnome.desktop.thumbnail-cache

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From there you can set the number of days the system will keep thumbnails around.


Alternatively, you can achieve the same via the command line by running this command:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.thumbnail-cache maximum-age 180

replacing 180 with the desired amount of days.

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