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Thumbnails in Nautilus

21/08/2011

I found the way to control the size of the ~/.thumbnails directory at Gnome.

The ~/.thumbnails directory is used in Gnome by Nautilus to store small pictures (thumbnails) of various files. The problem is that it can become quite large especially when limited space exists on /home directory.

You can control the behaviour of the thumbnails with the values of /desktop/gnome/thumbnail_cache directory at Gconf. For example, I changed to a smaller cache size by issuing the command:

gconftool -st int /desktop/gnome/thumbnail_cache/maximum_size 128
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