No Thumbnail For PDF Files in Dolphin

I have installed ffmpegthumbnailer and ffmpegthumbs but Dolphin cannot create thumbnails for Pdf files . Thunar does it . Do I have to install any extra packages ?

View -> Show Previews

Make sure it’s checked.

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Don’t forget to go to Dolphin preferences, General, Previews tab and tick the box for pdfs :slight_smile:

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Sorry, @Kresimir beat me to the punch :wink:

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There is no such tab , that’s the issue .
Option to enable video thumbnail will only show up after installing ffmpegthumbs . Like this I am missing something for creating thumbnails for pdfs ( that’s what I think ) .

I think this is what you’re looking for:

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Also General -> Previews -> Skip preview for local files above
should be set to something higher than default or 0 for No limit

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I also have the dolphin-plugins package installed. Not sure if it provides additional functionality to this question, but you may want to test if the above solution doesn’t solve it.

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That’s not the issue . There is no limit on it . Just give me the output of pacman -Qs thumbnail . I will figure out what I am missing , or even pacman -Qnq :grin:

~🐸 pacman -Qs thumb
local/ffmpegthumbnailer 2.2.2-2
    Lightweight video thumbnailer that can be used by file managers.
local/ffmpegthumbs 20.08.0-1 (kde-applications kde-multimedia)
    FFmpeg-based thumbnail creator for video files
local/kdegraphics-thumbnailers 20.08.0-1 (kde-applications kde-graphics)
    Thumbnailers for various graphics file formats
~🐸 pacman -Qs dolphin
local/dolphin 20.08.0-1 (kde-applications kde-system)
    KDE File Manager
local/dolphin-plugins 20.08.0-1 (kde-applications kdesdk)
    Extra Dolphin plugins
local/kde-servicemenus-rootactions 2.9.1-1
    Allows admin users to perform several root only actions from dolphin via kdesu/kdesudo
~🐸 pacman -Qs pdf
local/cups-pdf 3.0.1-5
    PDF printer for cups
local/pdftk 3.1.3-1
    Command-line tool for working with PDFs
local/poppler 20.08.0-1
    PDF rendering library based on xpdf 3.0
local/poppler-data 0.4.9-2
    Encoding data for the poppler PDF rendering library
local/potrace 1.16-2
    Utility for tracing a bitmap (input: PBM,PGM,PPM,BMP; output: EPS,PS,PDF,SVG,DXF,PGM,Gimppath,XFig)
local/qpdf 10.0.1-1
    QPDF: A Content-Preserving PDF Transformation System
local/texlive-core 2020.55416-1 (texlive-most)
    TeX Live core distribution
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pacman -Qs thumbnail

local/ffmpegthumbs 20.08.0-1 (kde-applications kde-multimedia)
    FFmpeg-based thumbnail creator for video files
local/kdegraphics-thumbnailers 20.08.0-1 (kde-applications kde-graphics)
    Thumbnailers for various graphics file formats
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Mine is same as @Kresimir

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kdegraphics-thumbnailers did the trick :partying_face: :partying_face: :partying_face: :partying_face: :partying_face:

Thanks @Kresimir @bkaplan and @keybreak @anon3337769

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Okay , which should I mark the solution

or

  • Kresimir
  • Keybreak

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:hugs: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :grin: :wink:

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:frog: is faster than :old_key:

:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Should I mark this as the solution for the poll :upside_down_face: :innocent:

You are too fast man :+1:

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frog_ninja_72

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That’s best one so far :rofl:

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what does dolphin-plugins provide :thinking: