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Old 10-19-2010, 03:35 PM   #1
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Question Nautilus Thumbnails

Hello LQ Community,

I am using Ubuntu 10.0 Maverick Meerkat 32bit. When I connect to a windows share all of the JPEGS appear within nautilus as a file without a thumbnail (just using the default generic JPEG icon). Is there a way to make it generate a thumbnail for JPEGS???

It may just be me not doing something right...........

Please help;

Many thanks,
Old 10-19-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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Open your Pictures folder (or any nautilus window): Then Go into Edit -> Preferences -> Preview (tab) and set 'Show Thumbnails' to always (providing that you're on a LAN) things should be ok but I guess if your viewing content remote to your network then this could slow things down. Which I guess is why the developers of Ubuntu set it to local only.........

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Old 10-19-2010, 04:03 PM   #3
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In Nautilus go to Edit>Preferences and click on the "Preview" tab. The default setting for "thumbnails" is Locale Files Only. Change that to always. That should do the job.


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