GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 337759
thumbnails generated for each link to a folder
Last modified: 2021-06-18 15:15:31 UTC
Please describe the problem:
Instead of re-using thumbnails previously created for the folder, Nautilus
treats this folder as a new folder and regenerates all thumbnails.
I'm not sure if this affects other behaviours.
Steps to reproduce:
1. open a folder that contains many images, movies, etc. (thumbnailable content)
2. wait until nautilus has thumbnailed the content.
1. create a link to the folder.
2. access this new link in Nautilus
The thumbnails are regenerated (even though, this has already been done for this
folder, just not this 'path'.
Nautilus should recognize that the thumbnails have already been created, and use
Does this happen every time?
Yes, this still happens, confirming.
I can't reproduce with the provided steps. Opening the symlink will actually redirect to the target folder path.
I can only reproduce if I explicitly type the symlink path into the location entry.
I've tested this on nautilus nautilus 3.6.
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As part of that, we are mass-closing older open tickets in bugzilla.gnome.org
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