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I have just upgraded to 14.0 from 13.37. When I use Thunar in XFCE, the minute I enter a directory which contains large video files on a CIFS mounted network ...
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    Strange network usage after upgrade from 13.37 to 14.0


    I have just upgraded to 14.0 from 13.37.

    When I use Thunar in XFCE, the minute I enter a directory which contains large video files on a CIFS mounted network resource, the system starts downloading data over the network (from the same host as the video files reside on). Using nethogs and netstat I am unable to determine the PID for the process -- it doesn't appear to have any PID, e.g. nethogs simply displays '?'.

    What is this? How can I make it stop? It makes streaming video from the server impossible as this uses up all the bandwidth. I assumed this was some kind of "preview" feature in Thunar that didn't exist before the upgrade, but I am unable to find any option in the program (Thunar) to disable it.

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    The only thing I can think of is in Thunar go to Edit -> Preferences and make sure that Show thumbnails is set to Local Files Only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    The only thing I can think of is in Thunar go to Edit -> Preferences and make sure that Show thumbnails is set to Local Files Only.
    Actually that did it, however I have no idea why the PID wouldn't show up. Thanks.

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