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    Default Thumbnail directory size

    Using OpenSuse 11.3
    I noticed that the thumbnail directory (.thumbnails ) has grown to over 1 gig.
    Is there a system setting to limit the size?
    Can files in that directory (and subdirectories) be safely deleted manually?

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    Default Re: Thumbnail directory size

    On 2011-06-16 20:36, orrinsam wrote:
    > Can files in that directory (and subdirectories) be safely deleted
    > manually?


    AFAIK, yes.

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    Default Re: Thumbnail directory size

    It can definitely be deleted manually with no risk, but I have not heard about limiting the size of ~/.thumbnails in a convenient way. It's probably not too easy as it is used by many applications, different desktop environments etc. One thing I know is: you can set Gwenview to empty ~/.thumbnails when quitting it.

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    Default Re: Thumbnail directory size

    Hi
    If it's gnome, fire up gconf-editor and search on thumbnail_cache here you can set the age and size
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    Default Re: Thumbnail directory size

    Quote Originally Posted by gropiuskalle View Post
    It can definitely be deleted manually with no risk, but I have not heard about limiting the size of ~/.thumbnails in a convenient way. It's probably not too easy as it is used by many applications, different desktop environments etc. One thing I know is: you can set Gwenview to empty ~/.thumbnails when quitting it.
    Thankyou... the Gwenview option is the best for me because if dumps the entire thumbnail directory, no matter what program put it there.

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