When browsing files in gnome 3 I occasionally hit the space bar by accident. Nautilus the file browser of gnome then tries to display a preview. This is pretty anoying to me for most files already. However when this happens on a video file, the preview feature is totally bugged. It will open a videoplayer which can not be closed again, because every time I close the preview window it will start another one.
It's quite amazing how gnome 3 manages to look good overall, but at the same time add flaws which make using it a genuine pita.
The file preview feature is shipped in a package calle
gnome-sushi and I
usually fixed my UX by just uninstalling it. On a recent Debian 11 install
however removing that package with
apt would have also removed gnome
alotogether. So I just uninstalled it without touching any dependencies:
sudo dpkg --purge --force-depends gnome-sushi
Sofar it seems to work as expected. I'm not sure if updates will inflict this UX scurge upon me once more.