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    No image preview and disappearing workspaces

    Running Gnome 3.6 in Ubuntu Gnome 13.04.
    Added a few extensions and Dropbox but otherwise nothing really.

    Anyway, one, even after changing preferences for Nautilus and logging out and back in, I can't get image previews. I have it set to 100MB and still can't get even small JPEGs to generate thumbnails. Do I need to manually clear out the cache to get it to work? I've tried reload and it just gives me the small normal icons.

    Also, only other thing is I have the Faenza icons I believe. Will that override image previews?

    Lastly, my workspaces are set to dynamic but I no longer have the ability to just drag windows over to the right. Even when using two or more, they still don't appear and I have to click on the icon to get to them. Not sure if this is a quirk somehow or what but it's annoying.

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    Re: No image preview and disappearing workspaces

    The Faenza icon set has no effect on the thumbnail view in nautilus on my system .
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    Re: No image preview and disappearing workspaces

    Thanks. I didn't think it should (and certainly saw no other tool in Gnome tweak tool to change it) but it's good to know for sure.

    I'm just wondering what could've went wrong. I just installed 13.04 fresh and just have the latest stable updates.

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    Re: No image preview and disappearing workspaces

    It appears that dragging applications to different work spaces is possible in the right panel displayed in the overview, but not from desktop to that panel with my current settings .

    Restart Shell: Alt + F2
    Code:
     r
    Restart Nautilus
    Code:
    nautilus -q
    In the picture you see Chrome and I move it to a new space by dragging it downward.
    Last edited by Frogs Hair; May 28th, 2013 at 04:27 PM.
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    Re: No image preview and disappearing workspaces

    Yeah, I've restarted the shell and still can't get the right side workspace switcher up. It only shows up when I right click on the title bar and move a program a workspace down. Then if I close each program on that workspace, my workspaces disappear and then I have to click the program icon to get back to my open programs (ie, Nautilus closes on W2, it all goes blank. I have to click on the FF icon to get back to W1 (FF residing on W1.))

    I'm starting to wonder if the minimize to desktop extension is borking my stuff somehow.

    No clue on Nautilus previews though. Ran the code above and no change.

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    Re: No image preview and disappearing workspaces

    Well, update for those who want to know how to fix this...

    Nautilus (most images work now, maybe I need to rm the generated ones and I'll get them all) needs a command entered to change the ownership to the user for thumbnails.
    http://askubuntu.com/questions/21184...ls-in-nautilus

    Seems to have worked for most images (though ones that don't work don't appear any different in size or file type.)

    Edit- fixed the whole Nautilus thing by deleting all items in the fail folder where thumbnails are stored. As of 3.6 (maybe earlier) this is located in ~/.cache/thumbnails

    Hope that helps someone in the future.
    Last edited by cincinnatus13; May 29th, 2013 at 06:22 AM.

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