On 2021-10-24 17:55, Tim via users wrote:
On Sun, 2021-10-24 at 16:34 -0700, Samuel Sieb wrote:
> This is intentional. In order to make thumbnails, it would have to
> read the entire files from the device over the slow MTP link. Most
> people would be very unhappy about that because they wouldn't be able
> to do anything else until everything is read from the phone.
The same can be said about other networking protocols, which is why we
had options to display them, or not, and let us make the choice about
You don't get thumbnails with sshfs or ftp (if you can still even use
that), etc. I don't know about any options for that.
Trying to find a photo from a phone is a pain, they don't have
filenames. You've got to go trawling through them all to find
something. If you're organised, you might move photos into sensible
folder names as you go along. And you might decide that it is worth
turning on thumbnails to find the specific photo out of 20 from last
week's birthday party.
I agree it's a pain getting a photo from a phone. That's why I copy
them all off before trying to find one. I would certainly not want
Nautilus to be trying to make thumbnails because that would make it
almost useless. It would take the same amount of time to copy the files
as it would to make the thumbnails and I would now have the pictures in
a useful location.