View Full Version : [ubuntu] Getting folder.jpg to show as thumbnail for folder

December 16th, 2011, 06:53 AM
Hi all,

I was just wondering today if it was possible to get nautilus to show the folder.jpg as the thumbnail for a folder automatically. I know this is something that windoze does as default and that is where i know about it from but i was just wondering if ubuntu would be able to do the same thing?

i have tried resizing the folder icons (ctrl & scroll) in case that was the issue, and i have tried changing the thumbnails setting in preferences for nautilus. The folders in question contains either tv shows or movies so it would be cool to display the folder.jpg as they were in windoze.

Cheers :)

December 16th, 2011, 08:32 AM
I think this is a feature that Nautilus simply does not have. Hopefully once Marlin starts to mature more, it will become a usable as a replacement for Nautilus as it will likely have this kind of feature down the track.

December 16th, 2011, 04:00 PM
To the best of my knowledge, this isn't possible. I, too, had been hoping to accomplish this and I have been unable to find a way to do it. :(

December 16th, 2011, 04:14 PM
+1 Marlin

December 16th, 2011, 04:23 PM
kubuntu oneric here, kde has a lot more features.


also if i hover mouse, it will show a slide show on the folder.

December 16th, 2011, 05:41 PM
Try this for GNOME desktop: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/cover-thumbnailer-083-adds-nautilus-3x.html

December 16th, 2011, 11:57 PM
Awesome tip on cover-thumbnailer - works great!