For privacy and security reasons I want to disable the generation of any thumbnails in the
~/.cache/thumbnails folder (using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS).
I already tried this (without success):
In the Filemanager "Files" (Edit ► Preferences) in the "Preview"-Tab I switched "Show Thumbnails" to "Never". Result: Thumbails are not shown in the filemanager but still be generated in the
~/.cache/thumbnails/normal/folder when I open some pictures with the "Image Viewer" = FAIL!
I used the
dconf-editorand set org ► gnome ► desktop ► thumbnail-cache ► maximum-age to 0 and maximum-size to 0. Result: The same as the 1. try = FAIL!
dconfeditorI set the option org ► gnome ► desktop ► thumbnailers ► disable-all. Result: Thumbnails of viewed pictures still be generated = FAIL!
A little bit weird solution I found is to delete the
~/.cache/thumbnails folder and than link it to
/dev/null to avoid thumbnails are written to the hard disk:
rm -r ~/.cache/thumbnails && ln -s /dev/null ~/.cache/thumbnails
I really can't believe that this is the only solution to really disable the thumbnail generation!