[digiKam-users] "Monitor the albums for external changes"

Maik Qualmann metzpinguin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 22 17:54:37 BST 2019

Right, this option is new and not yet documented ((:-)) Previously, all 
directories were automatically added to the QFilesystemWatcher to detect 
changes in live operation. Only this also causes many problems. In the past, 
digiKam even needed this function to recognize its own changes. For some 
versions I have adapted digiKam to disable this QFileSystem Watcher.

When do I need it?

If you use a network collection, disable it. Network paths can not be 
monitored. On OSX for even a minutes-long launch of digiKam.

You have a lot of local directories, disable it. The QFileSystemWatcher uses 
kernel resources, depending on the system can end up with 30000 directories 

You do not make any changes to external files while digiKam is running, 
disable it.

The initial scan is not affected, here updated, depending on the setting 
digiKam the collection.


Am Montag, 22. Juli 2019, 16:49:18 CEST schrieb woenx:
> On Settings, Collections, there is a list of the sources from where the
> collection is drawn. At the bottom, there's a checkbox (in my case, it's
> unchecked) that reads: "Monitor the albums for external changes (requires
> restart)". What does it do exactly? I suppose it must be new, since I
> couldn't find it in the documentation.
> I think digikam already monitors my albums for changes (if new pictures are
> added or deleted, these changes will be updated to the database when digikam
> starts).
> I believe a hover-over text would be nice, also for those little "refresh"
> and "cancel" icons next to each source.
> Thanks in advance.
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