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Bug 337759 - thumbnails generated for each link to a folder
thumbnails generated for each link to a folder
Product: nautilus
Classification: Core
Component: Thumbnails
Other All
: Normal minor
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Assigned To: Nautilus Maintainers
Nautilus Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-04-09 01:43 UTC by Steven Brown
Modified: 2021-06-18 15:15 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.21/2.22

Description Steven Brown 2006-04-09 01:43:37 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

Actual results:
The thumbnails are regenerated (even though, this has already been done for this
folder, just not this 'path'.

Expected results:
Nautilus should recognize that the thumbnails have already been created, and use

Does this happen every time?

Other information:
Comment 1 Cosimo Cecchi 2008-03-23 18:34:59 UTC
Yes, this still happens, confirming.
Comment 2 António Fernandes 2013-04-22 22:01:19 UTC
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.
Comment 3 André Klapper 2021-06-18 15:15:31 UTC
GNOME is going to shut down in favor of
As part of that, we are mass-closing older open tickets in
which have not seen updates for a longer time (resources are unfortunately
quite limited so not every ticket can get handled).

If you can still reproduce the situation described in this ticket in a recent
and supported software version of Files (nautilus), then please follow
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Thank you for your understanding and your help.