Should mousing over (but not clicking) audio files on the desktop cause them to play invisibly?

Jason Taylor killerkiwi2005 at
Thu Apr 2 22:33:28 BST 2009

gconf - /apps/nautilus/preferences/preview_sound local-only | always | never

although I've always liked the feature...

Jason Taylor

2009/4/3 Matthew East <mdke at>

> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 9:59 PM, Scott Ritchie <scott at> wrote:
> > So, by default Gnome has a feature that I've seen confuse at least a few
> > users - if you leave the mouse over top an audio file it will
> > automatically start playing the file, even if it's already open or you
> > have other music playing at the same time.
> A "me too" from me. That's always struck me as a crazy feature. I
> don't know if it is feasible to disable it at this stage in the
> release cycle, but I'd certainly welcome the change.
> I'm not convinced that the upstream bug has had much serious
> discussion, it's only one developer commenting so far.
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