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Settings: Tracker Indexing Configuration

asked 2014-03-16 18:38:50 +0300

schmittlauch gravatar image

updated 2014-03-16 20:06:49 +0300

Many apps like Gallery, Media and Documents use tracker for indexing and building a database of media files. Currently the directories (+subdirectories) Desktop, Documents, Download, Music, Pictures, Videos and the sdcard are whitelisted to become indexed.
But sometimes you may want to exclude certain directories from becoming indexed. Often the sdcard contains files which shouldn't appear in the Jolla apps.
For example I once put the html version of an e-book into /home/nemo/Documents (as it's a document). This resulted in the Gallery app being crowded with small icons and images from that book. That's why I don't want this folder to become indexed.

There was an app for the Nokia N900 called Tracker Config. We need something like this. The best would be an integration of this into Jolla Settings.

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Having a settings page for adding and removing directories (whitelist/blacklist) easily from the tracker configuration would be indeed a helpful thing.

marsch ( 2014-06-24 15:14:58 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-02-17 09:21:22 +0300

Tanty gravatar image

updated 2015-02-17 09:21:44 +0300

At Jolla, we've added this request to our pool of to-dos for planning how this feature could be enabled in the UI

In the meanwhile, I would recommend to take a look to many of the tips in "How to blacklist directories from being indexed by tracker?"

An easy and quick way of banning directories from indexing is to add a ".nomedia" named file in that directory.

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This is a good advice and an easy hack, but I noticed that if I add the file to my Ringtones folder under Music, I cannot choose a custom ringtone anymore. And moving the Ringtones folder to ~/ does the same. So it would be nice to be able to either:

  1. Exclude a single folder while using the Media app, but have it visible for the settings (in this case the ringtones).
  2. To be able to search the filesystem for a custom tone - regardless of the location, e.g. ~/Tones etc.

Just a penny of my thoughts. :)

raketti ( 2015-02-17 10:11:49 +0300 )edit
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