Thumbnails are reduced-size versions of pictures/videos/PDF's, Used to help in recognizing and organizing them.

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Photo viewer / File Manager thumbnails / photos

I started working @ a recovery data company and sometimes I have to manualy go through all the photo's and delete the ones that are not 100% correct. Something the thumbnail shows no problem with ...
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Failed to create thumbnail error fills gnome-session.log.1 to 50 GB!

Yesterday I got a message that my /home partition was full so I moved a 10 gb folder to a external hdd. now I got the message again so I did the Disc Usage Analyzer, and I found a 50 GB file in ...
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How do I get thumbnails when viewing — and particularly uploading - photo files

Coming from the Windows world, I am used to being about to change the "View" when viewing files, to show Thumbnails of pictures for instance or to just show file names and details like size and ...
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file-manager and ffmpegthumbnailer

I have PCManFM installed on xubuntu along with ffmpegthumbnailer. Everything works fine except for some configurations like video border, some file formats like flv and so on. How could I change those ...
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Thumbnails in dial

How can I stop the new thumbnails being generated to the "Speed dial",(sorry don't know the Lubuntu name for it), and how can I change the background/wallpaper in that dial please?... simple way for a ...
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Is there any way to store file thumbnails in each partition? (XFCE)

Is it possible to persuade Xubuntu to store file thumbnails for an external hard drive into the drive itself instead of the home folder? Benefits include avoiding the ~/.thumbnails folder to get too ...
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What are good alternatives to tumbler?

It has been a month since I switched to Xubuntu and tumbler always makes my life harder: killing tumblerd just for ejecting external storages, and making my computer slow enough to become unusable. ...
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dolphin thumbnail didn't show

I've changed my unity default file manager to dolphin like this sudo mv /usr/bin/nautilus /usr/bin/nautilus.asli && sudo ln -s /usr/bin/dolphin /usr/bin/nautilus but, video thumbnails ...
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A: How to disable generation of thubmnail just for video / movie? [duplicate]

How to disable generation of thumbnails for video files in file browser? Solved accordingly to this answer. Install dconf-tools package and run dconf-editor. "In the tree on the left, navigate ...
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Why doesn't Nemo preview thumbnails?

I have a problem with thumbnails on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit system with Cinnamon 2.0.14 DE and Nemo 2.08. I have tried removing the ~/.thumbnails directory but it is not working for me. This is ...
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No automatic thumbnail generation

I recently decided to do a fresh install of 13.10 and ran into a quite peculiar problem. It seems that thumbnails are not generated automatically, when I open a folder in nautilus I can only see a ...
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HTML files thumbnail preview

Sometime back, I was using 12.04 and it was displaying thumbnail previews of HTML pages just like it does for images and videos. I upgraded to 13.04 and somehow lost that feature. Now my HTML pages ...
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preview thumbnail for .agr (Grace)files 12.04

In Ubuntu 12.04 Nautilus is not showing preview thumbnails for .agr files produced by Grace unlike Ubuntu 10.04. How can I have preview thumbnails for .agr files on Ubuntu 12.04. sample file. ...
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Ffmpeg output screenshot gallery

Does any one knows if ffmpeg can create video thumbnails something like I know totem can do this but totem does not support the video format that I am using THank you in advanced You can see this ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 64 bit with Nemo 2.0.x no thumbnails

I have strange problem with thumbnails in my Ubuntu machine. I was using Ubuntu with Cinnamon 1.8 from stable ppa and it was good but then Cinnamon 2.0 came out with some broken packages uploaded to ...
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Nautilus not generating thumbnails in 13.10

Like the title says, Nautilus is not generating thumbnails for any file types (pictures, documents, pdf, etc) after a clean install of 13.10. I have checked the preferences and it is set to always ...
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How to recover lost Thumbnail and preview options? [Solved]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Lenovo T500 with Gnome desktop. I have to upload photos daily for work and 2 weeks ago lost thumbnails and the ability to select preview. I assume an update did ...
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Why's this PCManFM command line not working?

PCManFM doesn't remember view-mode for specific folders. The pcmanfm.conf file in: /home/user/.config/pcmanfm/default saves view_mode=[0,1,2,3] for all folders. Default being 0 (icon view), I chose ...
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Nautilus - How to apply Zoom on the filenames? Not just on the thumbnails

I'm looking to edit the way for nautilus to handle the zoom. Since Ubuntu 13.04, when you use the zoom in nautilus it only changes the thumbnails/icons size, and the filename text stay the same. Is ...
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Video thumbnail quality in nautilus - is it controllable?

I'm not sure if it is nautilus itself or ffmpeg codecs that generate these thumbnails, but is there any way we could control its quality, time frame, border etc?
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Thumbnails not showing on desktop after upgrading to Xubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I used to be running Xubuntu 12.10, and I just upgraded to Xubuntu 13.04 (phew, that took a while...) The first thing I noticed after logging in to my account was that the thumbnails were missing! I ...
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Thumbnails of images larger then 10MB are not displayed

Modern day photography creates larger file sizes however I'm experiencing an issue where thumbnails of images larger then 10MB are not being displayed. Is there something I can do to fix this?
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Developing nautilus thumbnailer

According to this information from Gnome Developers site, i have to write an application (without interface), and some schema file, so i create a python script that can get address of file and ...
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What is the purpose of the 00000000000000000000000000000000.png folder in ~/.thumbnails?

I see ~/.thumbnails/large/00000000000000000000000000000000.png/ and ~/.thumbnails/normal/00000000000000000000000000000000.png/ in Lubuntu 13.04. Both folders have been empty whenever I looked. So what ...
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How to make video thumbnails show up in ubuntu 13.04?

I have ubuntu 13.04 and many of my videos do not show thumbnails whereas some do, they are all Mp4 formats including the ones that do show thumbnails. Is there a way to make all videos show ...
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How to make videos show thumbnail in ubuntu 13.04?

I have ubuntu 13.04 and many of my videos do not show thumbnails whereas some do, they are all Mp4 formats including the ones that do show thumbnails. Is there a way to make all videos show ...
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How do I stop thumbnailing files on my USB drive?

Whenever I plug in my external USB drive Totem is busy creating thumbnails of my mp3 files or images there. This wouldn't bother me much if only I could eject/unmount the drive but this is not the ...
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link between photo and thumb in shotwell (v 12, db schema 15, ubuntu 12.04)

How do I find the corresponding thumb to a photo in shotwell, schema version 15? The thumb files seem to have hex numbering that doesn't seem to correspond to anything in the photo table as far as I ...
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LXDE: PCManFM Thumbnails of images > 2MB are not shown

Im using LXDE, with PCManFM but images bigger than 2MB are just shown with image-symbol and not with the thumbnail. How Can I change that behavior?
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Displaying graphic files from Samsung android in Ububtu 13.04

When connecting my Samsung Galaxy S3 to Ubuntu 13.04, the phone is recognized OK and the file system is working. Picture files (like jpg, png...) cannot be seen as thumbnails and cannot be opened by ...
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No thumbnails in Gimp in Xubuntu 13.04

it seems that in Xubuntu 13.04 there is no thumbnails file in .cache. But some programs, like Gimp, rely on that file to show thumbnails in their file opening dialogs. These dialogs now just show ...
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How do I turn off thumbnails for pdf files?

When I open org.gnome.desktop.thumbnailers using dconf-editor, I see this: Schema: `org.gnome.desktop.thumbnailers` Summary: List of mime-types for which external thumbnailer programs will ...
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How can I assign custom icons to folders persistently?

Windows Explorer doesn't stand a chance vs Nautilus for so many obvious reasons. But there is a thing I don't understand. How did windows manage to write the icon on a folder so that the icon ...
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Thumbnails (Nautilus previews) for “basic” (xpm, png, bmp, gif) image files

Nautilus was not generating thumbnails for some xpm files I had, so I tried to investigate who was responsible for generating thumbnails for xpm files (if any), or any image for that matter. And I ...
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Custom thumbnailers don't work in GNOME

I wanted to have .chm and .epub files thumbnailed in Nautilus. I followed instructions presented here: http://askubuntu.com/a/266323/119832 with no effect. Provided thumbnailers and their installation ...
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How do I enable thumbnails for text files in nautilus?

I used to have thumbnails for text files in Nautilus but I don't have them anymore. I'm on Ubuntu 12.10, I haven't disabled them as per How to stop Nautilus from creating thumbnails of specific file ...
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What additional thumbnailers are available and how do I install them?

Question: Ubuntu's file manager, Nautilus, comes with a wide support for file previews. These thumbnails are handled by helper programs called thumbnailers. The number of thumbnailers that come ...
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12.04 LTS - Display RAW thumbnails in “open file” dialogs, also in explorers. How?

Been looking for an answer to this here and in Google for two days. Must have read dozens of articles and posts and tried most anything that seemed viable. I have installed gnome-raw-thumbnailer, ...
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Thunar not displaying thumbnails for text files

I have gone through all other posts on thunar thumbnailing issue but this one doesn't seem to match any of those; nor on the web anyone seems to have this problem, so I couldn't find solution on ...
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What Does Totem's Thumbnailer Do with MP3s?

I copied a ton of MP3s onto a USB stick tonight and noticed: I couldn't umount because totem-video-thumbnailer was busy processing the MP3s and Each file was taking forever to process and No network ...
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How to get thumbnails for Hi10p videos?

Does anybody know how get thumbnails for Hi10p videos? I've tried installing the most recent versions of VLC and ffmpeg but neither work for this purpose. Solution I managed to find the answers ...
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Why do have thumbnails a white frame around them?

I would rather have thumbnails without this ugly white box, but I can't find any way to remove it...
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Thunar Disable video Thumbnails only

Is there a way in Thunar (within XFCE) to disable displaying of Video thumbnails only and still allow Picture thumbnails? I found this thread: Show me only picture thumbnails But that is for ...
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Creating thumbnails with the same name as the pictures

Please, here is my little code for creating thumbnails of pictures saved in a folder named 'pictures', and saving them in another folder named 'thumbs'. #!/bin/bash for i in *.jpg do convert ...
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All video thumbnails fail to be generated

Not a single video thumbnail is being generated and shown in Nautilus. The folder ~/.cache/thumbnails/fail/gnome-thumbnail-factory/ keeps getting filled for all of them. I tried removing all the ...
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Why I can't see the thumbnails in Nautilus?

Problem Loading Thumb Previews: This started to happen after upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 12.10.
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How do I limit thumbnails size and life time?

how to limit thumbnails life time(maximum_age) and size(maximum_size) in ubuntu 12.04 with dconf? Or should I install gconf-editor to do this?
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How can I instruct Nautilus to pre-generate thumbnails?

I have a large library of PDF documents (papers, lectures, handouts) that I want to be able to quickly navigate through. For that I need thumbnails. At the same time however, I see that the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 : No video, image thumbnails after repairing partitions

I recently ran into some problem that required I use Boot Repair to repair partitions. That worked fine but I cannot view any thumbnails anymore, all video and image files just show standard icons. ...
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Prevent Nautilus from generating thumbnails for video files larger than 5 MB?

If I set in Nautilus preferences that it should generate thumbnail previews only for files larger than 10 MB, then this only works for pictures. Nautilus still keeps generating thumbnails for videos ...