Bellow are the steps I undertook to try to disable thumbnails in Nautilus ( following instruction mentioned here: https://wiki.gnome.org/dconf/SystemAdministrators ) . It didn't help. (I'm on Debian Wheezy, which seemingly has no /etc/dconf by default):
mkdir -p /etc/dconf/db/local.d/locks
# /etc/dconf/db/local.d/settings # prevent showing thumbnails [org.gnome.nautilus.preferences] show-image-thumbnails="never"
# prevent changes to showing thumbnails setting org.gnome.nautilus.preferences.show-image-thumbnails
What's wrong here?
I also tried to disable it using
dconf-editor (both as root and as
regular user) and I was not able to change the setting from 'local-only'
to 'never' it looked like it was locked.
I also tried
# gsettings get org.gnome.nautilus.preferences show-image-thumbnails 'local-only' # gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences show-image-thumbnails "never" ** (process:5834): WARNING **: The connection is closed ** (process:5834): WARNING **: The connection is closed
PS: I didn't reboot. Do I need to reboot in order for the new settings to take effect?
I found several dconf files but it doesn't look like they contain any lock of org.gnome.nautilus.preferences.show-image-thumbnails and adding
to them didn't help either. Here are they:
/var/lib/gdm3/.cache/dconf /var/lib/gdm3/.cache/dconf/user /var/lib/gdm3/dconf/db /var/lib/gdm3/dconf/profile /var/lib/gdm3/dconf/db/gdm /var/lib/gdm3/dconf/db/gdm.d /var/lib/gdm3/dconf/db/gdm.d/00-upstream-settings /var/lib/gdm3/dconf/db/gdm.d/10-desktop-base-settings /var/lib/gdm3/dconf/db/gdm.d/90-debian-settings /var/lib/gdm3/dconf/db/gdm.d/locks /var/lib/gdm3/dconf/db/gdm.d/locks/00-upstream-settings-locks /var/lib/gdm3/dconf/profile/gdm
/usr/share/gdm/dconf /usr/share/gdm/dconf-profile /usr/share/gdm/dconf/00-upstream-settings /usr/share/gdm/dconf/10-desktop-base-settings /usr/share/gdm/dconf/locks /usr/share/gdm/dconf/locks/00-upstream-settings-locks
It looks like dconf update ignores:
because if I intentionally write wrong things there it doesn't complain.