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    Linux / Ubuntu - how to see thumbnails?

    Just a quickie for the Linux / Ubuntu experts out there

    if i go into "places" I can see all my folders just fine including the windows 7 files on the other HDD partition but if I view a folder with say photos in it, there appears to be no option to see the files as thumbnails as in Windows.

    Is this possible in Ubuntu? It seems like it must be as a quick google talks about turning thumbnails off but I cannot find anything about enabling thumbnails.

    Any help greatly appreciated

    EliTom

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    try using Galeon or Konqueror, or for photo cataloging and good photo managament - fspot or f-spot

    which version are you using.. I'm using ubuntu 9.04 with all the updates to date and in the file browser there is a drop-down box on the right hand side that says:-

    icon view (the one you need)
    list view
    compact view

    Original Poster

    ascen;6221051

    try using Galeon or Konqueror, or for photo cataloging and good photo … try using Galeon or Konqueror, or for photo cataloging and good photo managament - fspot or f-spot



    yes got f-spot but it cannot select a networked drive - only local folders

    EliTom

    Original Poster

    paddy.stone;6221314

    which version are you using.. I'm using ubuntu 9.04 with all the updates … which version are you using.. I'm using ubuntu 9.04 with all the updates to date and in the file browser there is a drop-down box on the right hand side that says:-icon view (the one you need)list viewcompact view



    yes I have 9.04 and it does show those three options but even icon view only shows the same generic jpg icon, not a thumbnail of the actual photo.

    any ideas why not?

    ta

    EliTom

    Hmm strange... I don't remember changing anything in my version in preferences or anything.. so might just be a case of you not having a suitable program for the system to read the thumbnail from - if you get what I mean?

    I have got installed:-

    gimp
    fspot photo manager
    GQview

    can't think of any others that would have enabled it to view thumbnails while in icon view.... it's been at least 3 months or so since I last re-installed ubuntu though.

    [edit] this is what I see in file browser in icon view

    http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/3840/screenshotpicturesfileb.png

    The only other thing I can think of is to have a look in the file properties options.

    Right click on an image file, select properties from the menu. Have a look at the "open with" tab to see what you have as default.. that may make a difference, not sure.

    http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/3840/screenshotpicturesfileb.png

    Original Poster

    I get this

    http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj99/elitom/ubuntu.jpg

    EliTom

    OK, forget what I said above.. I think I've found the solution

    open the file browser, go to EDIT and then down to [preferences]

    Go to the [preview] tab, and select

    show thumbnails [always]
    only for files smaller than [100MB] - you can set this to what you want really

    http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7611/screenshotfilemanagemen.png

    Hope that gets it sorted for you

    Original Poster

    paddy.stone;6221719

    OK, forget what I said above.. I think I've found the solutionopen the … OK, forget what I said above.. I think I've found the solutionopen the file browser, go to EDIT and then down to [preferences]Go to the [preview] tab, and select show thumbnails [always]only for files smaller than [100MB] - you can set this to what you want reallyHope that gets it sorted for you



    Thats it !

    cheers Paddy :thumbsup:

    rep left !

    EliTom

    No worries, glad to help

    cheers Paddy, i will use this too

    No worries mate... I'd actually forgotten how to do this as I went through just about every [preferences] and admin page and changed stuff when I switched back to ubuntu a few months or so back, LOL
    So I had a good look through again to find this as I knew I must have enabled it at some point if others weren't getting the thumbnails as default.
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