Should "Delete recent history" in Privacy settings also delete thumbnails?

Adam Dingle adam at
Sun Jan 19 10:33:23 UTC 2014

On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 1:29 AM, Jo-Erlend Schinstad 
<joerlend.schinstad at> wrote:
> In the Privacy settings, you can choose not to store things you do in 
> Zeitgeist or you can delete entries based on time, such as delete all 
> entries from the last hour. However, this does not delete associated 
> thumbnails. 
> Would it make sense that if you've chosen not to log a specific 
> directory, then thumbnails also aren't saved to ~/.cache/thumbnails/ 
> and if you delete past history, then the thumbnails for those files 
> are also deleted from the cache?
Yes, I think that makes sense and I agree that users would probably 
assume that this is the case already.  Someone else has noticed this in 
comment 10 at this bug:

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