[Thunar-dev] Thumblerd and large files collections

Erlend Davidson erlend.davidson at gmail.com
Mon Nov 22 10:58:17 CET 2010

On 22/11/10 09:23, Grigory Tuboltsev wrote:
> On 11/19/2010 07:43 PM, Jannis Pohlmann wrote:
>> One note about that: Thunar sends thumbnail requests only for those
>> files that are currently visible or were visible while you scrolled
>> up/down in a folder. So not for all files thumbnails are created.
> I alsways use a list view to work with collections. So, opening a 
> directory with pdf files makes over 100 of them visible. More than 
> enough to make thumbler eat 90% of my CPU and i/o.
I think Thunar only generates one thumbnail at a time, in sequence.  So 
just because you're viewing 100 PDFs does not mean 100 thumbnails are 
generated at the same time so the system load should be the same as for 
one PDF (but should last for a longer time).  Are you working on a 
single-core computer?


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