Lack of image thumbnails in Caja

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Lack of image thumbnails in Caja

Post by ScottBouch » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:28 am

Hi guys,

Just upgraded to Mint 18.1 Serena, and Caja 1.16.1

I can't seem to be able to see any image thumbnails, local, or remote, any size, jpg or png etc...

My settings:
Screenshot at 2017-02-22 14-27-31.png
Is there a bug in this latest release? Is it a common issue? Is there a fix?

Cheers, Scott

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Re: Lack of image thumbnails in Caja

Post by BenTrabetere » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:46 am

I will start with the obvious. First, make sure you are in Icon View (if not, press Ctrl+1) or Compact View (Ctrl+3)? Next, check the Zoom level - for my tired eyes the minimums are 100% for Icon View and 400% for Compact View.

Again, this is palm-to-the-forehead obvious. Just getting it out of the way.

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Re: Lack of image thumbnails in Caja

Post by ScottBouch » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:57 am

Thanks,

Yep, glad to check the obvious... here we go:
Screenshot at 2017-02-22 15-30-31.png
Screenshot at 2017-02-22 15-31-27.png
Zooming up to 400% still does not help...


And another odd thing, in List view the Name column seems to be really wide (in all folders), and I can't reduce it's size to see the other columns:
Screenshot at 2017-02-22 15-37-47.png
Thanks, Scott

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Re: Lack of image thumbnails in Caja

Post by caz » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:50 pm

Just had a look at my Mate 18.1 install. Image thumbnails appear okay for me, so it might be worth having a look at File Management Preferences and on the View tab see if the 'Icon View' is selected for the 'View New Folders Using' box.

It looks like this has to be set this way for me, regardless of what is selected in the Preview tab, for thumbnails to show.
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Re: Lack of image thumbnails in Caja

Post by ScottBouch » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:55 am

Hi CAZ,

Thanks for the help, yes, default view was set to Icon View, tried the others too, but alas, to no avail...

Tried apt-get update and upgrade, but it's not fixed it...

I had Mint 18 Sarah on here before, and it wasn't an issue then.

Cheers, Scott

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Re: Lack of image thumbnails in Caja

Post by ScottBouch » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:47 am

Just thought I'd mention that even image files placed on the desktop don't show a thumbnail... could this indicate it's not a Caja issue, but more of a system issue?

Cheers, Scott

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Re: Lack of image thumbnails in Caja

Post by ScottBouch » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:15 am

Just trying to re-visit this, has anyone else had this issue?

Here's a screenshot of my desktop with some .jpg and .png files, neither display thumbnails, just like in Caja.
mint-desktop-thumbnails.jpg
Cheers, Scott

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Re: Lack of image thumbnails in Caja

Post by ScottBouch » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:32 am

Hi guys,

So, I added a user for my wife, and this new user has thumbnails! How bizarre!

Easy option now would be to create another user for me, and delete the current one I'm using... But it still doesn't answer why....

Cheers, Scott.

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Re: Lack of image thumbnails in Caja

Post by Flemur » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:44 pm

ScottBouch wrote:So, I added a user for my wife, and this new user has thumbnails! How bizarre!
Log into the account w/o thumbnails and try this (terminal)

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find $HOME ! -user $USER 
If any files show up, it's probably an error. (someone else, usually root, owns some files and you can't write to them)

You also might try

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rm -r ~/.thumbnails/*
or

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rm -r ~/.thumbnails
Then logout/back-in, or reboot.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
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