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December 18th, 2008, 02:28 AM
Is there a way to limit the size in MB of .thumbnails?

December 18th, 2008, 06:14 AM
The only answer I know of is to change them in gimp. :p

December 18th, 2008, 02:16 PM
I don't think I explained myself clearly. I want to set a total folder size of .thumbnail to 20 MB. When the folder reaches that size, the oldest files will be deleted. Like setting the cache size in IE or Firefox.

December 20th, 2008, 10:13 PM
Sorry to take so long to respond. Make sure that configure editor is installed from synaptic. Go to applications, system tools, and initiate it. Desktop > Gnome > Thumbnail_cache, highlight it, right click, edit. Hope that helps :P

December 22nd, 2008, 11:04 AM
That worked! Thanks for the info.

February 6th, 2013, 11:26 PM
The key was set to 512 in config editor, but my .thumbnails was 916MB. Any thoughts why?


February 7th, 2013, 12:34 AM
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