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    Is there a way to hide the wallpaper folder from other apps including the photo app? Not thrilled that it shows up as an album in the photo app.

    Also when doing a photo slide show the wallpaper pictures show up.

    Thanks.
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    if you add a "." in front of a folder's name it won't show them in photos.
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    If you have internalz installed you can edit the folder name with a "." in front. Internalz has the option to "hide from webOS" which does just that.
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    Just be aware that there's already a hidden system folder called ".wallpapers". This is where the system goes for the actual image that's currently being used for your device's wallpaper.

    So if you really don't care for the visible folder of "Wallpapers", you'll need to either rename it and then add the dot in front to hide it or you can simply delete that entire folder.
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    would this work to hide my music folder so photos doesn't pick up all the album cover files or will it also hide the mp3s from the music player?
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    Maybe everyone already knows this, but I stumbled upon this by accident yesterday, having played with my touchpad now for 3 weeks.

    While in exhibition mode displaying your photos, if you tap the screen, it brings up a menu that then allows you to select which albums to display and which to not display. It doesn't seem to do this in slideshow mode from the photo/video app.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcnee View Post
    would this work to hide my music folder so photos doesn't pick up all the album cover files or will it also hide the mp3s from the music player?
    If the mp3's and the cover art files are in the same folder, then hiding that folder would hide both of them from the photos/music apps. If the cover art is in a subfolder, you could hide the subfolder independently, but then the music app won't be able to find and display your cover art. The best solution for music cover art is to embed the album art within your mp3's. It's time consuming, but it solves a lot of problems.
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    By adding the '.' before the folder name, will it break anything else including the preferences?

    Also, in regards to the music and artwork. I had the same problem. Based on some limited playing around, I found that the best thing to do is copy over the folders, and then in the Window 7 search bar, I search for all JPG files and delete them. By keeping them in folders, it appears the music player is able to interpret the embedded artwork properly. I had tried moving all mp3 files to one music directory, but then it could not view the artwork. Obviously, this only works for files that have the artwork embeded in (how iTunes handles it) and not those that are referenced in the folder (how Windows Medial Player handles it).
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    The exhibition tip is helpful. That is where I noticed the issue. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heiber View Post
    By adding the '.' before the folder name, will it break anything else including the preferences?
    All the "." does is hide the album so webOS cant see the folder/file. It can be undone just as easy. I dont know what you mean by breaking the preferences.
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    The ideal solution would be a patch that makes the photo viewer not display files of a certain minimum size. Lets say something like 1k. So the assumption is anything that small is not a "regular" picture so It won't display it. I think that's how it works in other viewers. Or do they just exclude the music folder? We don't have this issue on our Pre's.
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    Or perhaps someone could implement the Android fix of putting a .nomedia file in each directory you want to hide from the relevant applications.

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