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How do I change the default thumbnail view for new LibreOffice documents?

asked 2013-11-10 00:00:08 -0600

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updated 2014-02-24 12:48:55 -0600

mether gravatar image

Hello everyone,

I have LibreOffice 410(Build:2) installed currently.

I am running Fedora 19 (64-bit) currently.

I'm trying to change the thumbnail image that is being used when I create a new LibreOffice document of any kind. Be it Writer; Impress; Base; Math; or Calc. Currently, my system automatically uses a picture of the first page of the document contents and I would like it to use an icon of whatever program is used to open it by default. For example: if I have a .odt file and it opens with LibreOffice Writer by default, then I would like the thumbnail icon image for that file to be the same image that is used to launch the program LibreOffice Writer. I would like this to be the default thumbnail icon for every new document created thereafter. If you need any more information from me other than what I have already provided, please, just ask. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

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answered 2014-02-24 11:23:58 -0600

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updated 2014-02-24 12:06:45 -0600

Hi there!

You can use dconf-editor editor to achieve this. Simply navigate to org.gnome.desktop.thumbnailers, the disable entry, and specify file extensions for which you don't want thumbnails, e.g. ods, odt. This of course will apply to all of the files, regardless of their creation/modification date or whatever. It can only be achieved through file extensions.

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