Thunar: disable thumbnails just for PDFs

Alex acs82 at
Fri Nov 29 22:30:08 CET 2019

Hi Lorenzo,

in xfce tumbler is the service which provides thumbnails for thunar ...
however actually I dont get any pdf thumbnails on my system. The default
"tumbler.rc" seems not to mention a pdf thumbnailer plugin, nor does the

My guess would be that you are just using a different thumbnailer
(evince?), which supports pdf thumbnailing. Removing it, and clearing
.cache/thumbnails hopefully should help.
(Or your distro provides some special tumbler plugin for pdf's ... in
that case I would like to add it to the tumbler wiki :-) )

Alexander Schwinn

Am 29.11.19 um 09:42 schrieb Lorenzo Sutton:
> Hi all,
> While I find thumbnails handy for image file types, I actually find
> them a distracting for PDFs as I'm mostly using detailed list view.
> Is there a way to fine-tune for which filetypes previews are shown?
> Thanks.
> Lorenzo.
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