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registrymodification.xcu: exclude thumbnail data? [closed]

asked 2015-06-24 08:54:24 +0200

chimak111 gravatar image

updated 2020-09-16 10:07:48 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I'm using LibreOffice Version: on Lubuntu 14.04.2 LTS.

I looked at ~/.config/libreoffice/4/user/registrymodifications.xcu and noticed that thumbnails are included as part of the file making the file run into a few MB in size.

Is there any way to prevent the inclusion of thumbnail data while retaining the facility to remember "Recent Documents"?

Thanks for reading.

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answered 2015-06-24 10:53:39 +0200

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


Since version 4.4 the compression ratio has been improved. See release notes.

Nevertheless there is an option: Tools → Options... → LibreOffice → Advanced → Expert Configuration: Common/Save/Document GenerateThumbnail

Set to false the Thumbnails subfolder will not be created. You still have a preview and recent documents list.

See this answer .


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Thank you :) That works perfectly.

chimak111 gravatar imagechimak111 ( 2015-06-24 12:32:58 +0200 )edit

answered 2016-12-02 10:43:42 +0200

Prince gravatar image

There's also multiple requests on Bugzilla to have the recent docs, along with the thumbnails separated from registrymodifications.xcu:

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