I’m not exactly sure if i understand your command, but as far as i know im only have a normal Icon that i want to remove from all my Video files in Dolphin… just like all video files looks neutral/empty from file browsing perspective.
I have tumbnails disabled in dolphin and use small icon list.
I want to remove this icons. Not replacing it.
My goal is archive more performance… there was a KDE change 2-3 month ago, when i open a folder with alot video files, they all getting scanned and at the same time on my HDD.
I have to wait for maybe 20-40 seconds till i can browse with dolphin, before this changes happends only the first few files was scanned or linked as video file and when i scroll down my HDD had to work again.
So this was the big KDE changes… but i dont need this video markings anyways and i just want maximum performance, i want a empty icon that my HDD dont have to use more performance for a simple file browsing.
Does changing Dolphin’s ‘View Mode’ to ‘Details’ make any difference?
I don’t experience anything like what you describe. My system is quite performant though, so it wouldn’t likely be a problem.
Are you on a desktop or laptop? I noticed you wrote ‘HDD’: An SDD would probably make a huge difference, but that’s not always a practical solution.
I don’t know if there’s a cache setting of some kind that may help; but deleting the cache might be an option, to see if there’s any improvement.
Beyond that, I’m probably out of my depth; which at the moment is about a centimetre from the bottom of my glass.
I don’t think you can not remove an icon just for video files. You can change it to the Unknown icon, maybe that will speed things up. I have a folder with 100+ video files (full length movies to watch when the power goes off) it’s a bit slow, but not like you describe. Turning off thumbnails restores the speed. Maybe you can divide the files into multiple folders? How about another file manager? What’s the speed like using the terminal? If you remove the association then you will have to manually select the application every time you open the file, and don’t forget to check “this time only” otherwise the association will return. I don’t think you want that kind of hassle, do you?
On my system — Manjaro Stable, Plasma 5.27.8 — it still works that way: if it has to scan, then it will do that only on what’s visible in the Dolphin window, and it will only continue scanning if you scroll down.
Addendum: It will only scan once, unless the content of the directory has changed. It stores the results in the ~/.cache directory, and the next time you open up the folder, it will read from the cache.
Select each and every type of video file, and click Remove on them.
Note: By doing this, you are probably going to be seriously messing up your Plasma installation, so I won’t take responsibility here. I am only telling you how to do what you insist on doing.
Additional note: The above also only has an effect on your own user account. If another user account were to have access to that folder, they would still get to see the thumbnails or icons, depending on their settings.
No — if removing the application association doesn’t do it, then it won’t make a difference if you remove all the others.
The only other alternative that I can think of — but this is with the utmost certainty going to screw up your system, and I cannot tell you how to do it because I don’t know — is to mess with the MIME types.