Turn off preview on Desktop folders

Clay Weber claydoh at midmaine.com
Tue May 4 23:16:10 UTC 2010

On Tuesday, May 04, 2010 06:56:38 pm Mark Kelly wrote:
> 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 
> > > them off? If possible without turning off the image/document 
> > 
> > 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-
> > 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 
> the desktop folder, but still I get previews.
> I've uploaded a cropped screengrab so you can see the preview I 
> http://wastedtimes.net/stuff/snapshot.png
> Any other thoughts on how to turn this off would be appreciated.
> Thanks anyway,
> Mark

That is the Folder View plasma widget, and I don't see anyway to 
disable this. It's not really a preview, it is a way of navigating into 
subfolders from within the applet without having to open a file 
manager, a feature added by request from a good number of users.

Unfortunately, the K|DE devs add it without adding a way to switch it 
off, so there is a request for that here:

Add your vote!

So perhaps we'll see it in 4.5


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