thumbnail borders are impractical for non-rectangular thumbnails

Bug #574787 reported by Jan
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nautilus (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

Nautilus displays borders around thumbnails. This is plain ugly for when you want to improve nautilus with Cover Thumbnailer and show folder icons with little thumbnails on them: https://blueprints.edge.launchpad.net/cover-thumbnailer/+spec/folder-icons-instead-of-cd-covers
Specifically this example: http://tmp.fgsp.org/launchpad/cover-thumbnailer/ct_folder_mockup_1.png

Also: https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/cover-thumbnailer/+question/108927

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Serrano Pereira (serrano-pereira) wrote :

I would just like to mention that it is possible to "disable" the ugly borders by removing/renaming the following file: "/usr/share/pixmaps/nautilus/thumbnail_frame.png".

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Jan (jancborchardt-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

Thanks for your advice but I already knew that workaround.

In retrospect, this seems to be hard to fix as it is impossible to know the difference between folder icon replacements and other thumbnails. At least I guess so.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Jan (jancborchardt-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

This is just an idea with no clue if it is possible: Aren’t there any parameters that can be set on thumbnail creation to say:
»No, for this icon please show no frame.«?

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DarkRedman (darkredman-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

What do you think about replacing the current thumbnail frame with this one ?!

I think it looks better and the frame is more practical with a sharpen edge and a tiny shadow.

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Jan (jancborchardt-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

The problem here are non-rectangular thumbnails (I changed the title to make it more clear).

Please look at the example to see what I mean: http://tmp.fgsp.org/launchpad/cover-thumbnailer/ct_folder_mockup_1.png

summary: - thumbnail borders are impractical for some thumbnails
+ thumbnail borders are impractical for non-rectangular thumbnails
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DarkRedman (darkredman-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

I'm not sure to understand what's the matter so.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The bug is old and Ubuntu changed quite a lot since, there has also been no activity here nor similar reports. Closing since we believe the issue as described is deprecated but feel free to file a new report if you still have problems in recent Ubuntu versions.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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