Jonathan Gift wrote:

>  Is there a generic way to turn it off, aside from
> when you save a pic?

File --> Preferences.

In the "Environment" Category, under "File Saving"

Change the answer to the preference "Try to Write a Thumbname File"

from "Always" to "Never"

No .xvpics directory; no previews in file load operations, either.

Currently, .xvspics directories crop up in all directories where you

ask Gimp to save images.

Be good, be well


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