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

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Can't generate thumbnails in Nautilus

Before I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, thumbnails on video files worked nicely, after the upgrade, thumbnails aren't generating on video files and only on video files, most of them are .mkv files. I have ...
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Is it possible to preview arbitrary formats in Nautilus?

I recently found out that Nautilus (Ubuntu 12.04 at least) can show thumbnails of files of non-image formats, for example (data grapher) grace files (.agr) shows a small version of the graph contained ...
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Thunar not showing thumbnails in Openbox

I am using openbox 3.5 and my file manager of choice is Thunar but the problem I am facing is thunar not showing thumbnails for folder,video files etc. My Thunar: You can see in the above image ...
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How does thumbnail preview in Ubuntu differ from that of Windows?

I thought this question might get a better response in AskUbuntu, as it seems to have more to do with Ubuntu than Windows at a glance. Let's say I have a foo.mkv file. Thumbnail previews work in ...
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Some videos have no thumbnail?

I just downloaded a video series and opened the videos folder to find that some of the videos have thumbnails and some do not. How can I force the others to generate thumbnails? I have tried playing ...
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Way to make video-thumbnails generate from VLC instead of Totem?

I'm suffering from problem that video-thumbnails do not appear in nautilus for some video files. I just found this bug typefinding: some mpeg files are not identified as mpeg files which seems to ...
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How can I enable thumbnails on Xubuntu desktop?

I can't see any thumbnails on my desktop. If I use Thurnar directly and browse to the desktop, thumbnails of PDf, JPG and ODT are displayed, but on my desktop its just plain. How can I fix that? I'm ...
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How to stop Nautilus from creating thumbnails of specific file types?

I'm trying to stop Nautilus from creating thumbnails of PDF files. In another thread on 'Ubuntu forums' someone said to open gconf-editor and disable the PDF entry in the '/desktop/gnome/thumbnailers' ...
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Show me only picture thumbnails

Is it possible in nautilus that it shows thumbnails only for pictures and for all others like videos, pdfs, etc thumbnails are disabled?
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How to enable thumbnails for flac files in Nautilus?

Somehow I managed it to get thumbnails for flac audio files, which have covers included in their tags, to show up in Ubuntu version 11.10. But since I reinstalled for Ubuntu 12.04, they don't show up ...
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Why is Nautilus listing so slow when showing thumbnails?

I have a folder with thousands of photo on it. Every time I enter the folder (even in the same Gnome session) Nautilus start showing the icons (thumbnails) for that folder but the listing is very slow....
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Thumbnails for certain formats not appearing in Nautilus

The following formats do not have an icon in Nautilus: .odt .odb And, some of my older documents are missing their thumbnails, all of which are either .odt or .odp. I just purged and reinstalled ...
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How large can Nautilus's thumbnail cache grow?

Nautilus's thumbnail cache in ~/.thumbnails has grown to several hundred megabytes. Do I need to be concerned about unrestricted growth of this in the long term, or is its size automatically managed ...
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How can I pre-cache image thumbnails? [duplicate]

I have several frequently-updated folders that contain thousands of high resolution JPGs. The first time I browse into any of them, it takes a long time for Nautilus to generate all the thumbnails. ...
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Prevent Nautilus from displaying thumbnails on a specific mount

I have written a filesystem over Fuse to access a remote pseudo-NAS (the French "Freebox V6", I'll soon publish it as GPL3... when it's a little bit more polished!). The NAS is connected to a home ...
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ooo-thumbnailer doesn't work

I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed on 3 different PCs and ooo-thumbnailer doesn't work on any of them. I don't know how to get it work -- I've tried to uninstall and reinstall, I've tried to update it to ...
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How to make mht files being seen as thumbnails in nautilus?

How to make mht files being see as thumbnails in nautilus? Nautilus can see html files thumbnails, that give a hope there is a way to do its with mht.
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How do I enlarge “Icon & Thumbnail” size in nautilus 3.x?

I used to be able to set my icon/thumbnail size to 128 px using gconf-editor in previous versions of Ubuntu. Is there a tweak to enable larger icons/thumbnails in nautilus 3.x?
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PDF thumbnails don't work [closed]

For a reason I don't know my ubuntu doesn't show thumbnails for pdf. in gconf-editor ->-> /desktop/gnome/thumbnailers: application@pdf/command = "evince-thumbnailer -s %s %u %o" application@pdf/...
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command line thumbnailing

I have a whole folder of photos I want to look at as thumbnails, and I'd like to do it by calling one of GNOME's native thumbnailers individually, namely totem-video-thumbnailer or evince-thumbnailer, ...
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How do I reset the thumbnail cache?

I have a lot of images on my laptop as I work in graphics. On the same system, I also have a folder containing my family pictures. I would like to do two things: Empty the already cached images ...
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What is safe to exclude for a full system backup?

I'm looking for a list which paths/files are safe to exclude for a full system/home backup. Considering that I have a list of installed packages. /home/*/.thumbnails /home/*/.cache /home/*/....
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Any way to remove Totem but still have video thumbnails in Nautilus?

I prefer to use VLC because it never gives me problems while Totem does. I'd like to uninstall Totem, so all file associations point to VLC. However I still want to have video thumbnails in Nautilus.
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Where can I find a tool to create a gif/jpg/other index of icons available in a Visio Stencil (.vss)

I have a collection of visio stencils, and I need a tool that can create a gif/jpeg,etc index of the stencils within it. If not available, is there a tool that can create a thumbnail of each object ...
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Missing Thumbnails for .swf files in Nautilus?

Before I upgraded to Maverick, .swf files used to have a thumbnail in Nautilus. However, Nautilus doesn't generate thumbnails for them anymore, even after removing ~/.thumbnails/, which most likely ...
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How do I make Shotwell regenerate all the thumbnails?

For some unknown reason all thumbnails are lost in my Shotwell, instead all icons are grey. The images themselves are all okay and I can open them all in Shotwell. There are only empty folders in ....
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How can I see large thumbnails of the files I want to attach to an e-mail?

When I want to attach a file (an image) with Evolution, it's very hard to pick the good file because thumbnails are way to small. How can I make them bigger?
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What rendering engine does Nautilus use to show HTML previews/thumbnails?

I just noticed that HTML files with CSS transforms on elements show with the CSS transforms within the thumbnails on Nautilus. So what rendering engine does Nautilus use to generate the thumbnails for ...