Turn off preview on Desktop folders

Mark Kelly kubuntu at wastedtimes.net
Tue May 4 22:56:38 UTC 2010

Hi Michael.

Thanks for taking the time to reply.

On Tuesday 04 May 2010 at 04:55 Michael Hirsch wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 3:06 PM, Mark Kelly <kubuntu at wastedtimes.net> wrote:
> > I find the contents preview that pops up when the mouse pointer is over a
> > folder on my desktop  really annoying - is there any way to turn them
> > off? If possible without turning off the image/document previews?
> Funny, I can't find it in System Setting, but you can do it from
> Konqueror or Dolphin.  In Konq it's Settings->File Management->General
> and then the previews tab.  In Dolphin it is Settings->General and
> then the previews tab.

The setting in both of those places are turned off. I have also turned off 
previews in the settings for the "Folder View" widget that is displaying the 
desktop folder, but still I get previews.

I've uploaded a cropped screengrab so you can see the preview I mean:


Any other thoughts on how to turn this off would be appreciated.

Thanks anyway,


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