You can, just change the cleanup timer to run more often.
would you be so kind and also tell me how to do that? It also seems like really valuable to add that to the gui, since that seems to be a real annoyance
sudo cp /usr/lib/systemd/system/snapper-cleanup.timer /etc/systemd/system/snapper-cleanup.timer
Then edit /etc/systemd/system/snapper-cleanup.timer and change this section:
[Timer] OnBootSec=10m OnUnitActiveSec=1d
to look like this:
[Timer] OnCalendar=hourly Persistent=true
Then save the file.
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl edit snapper-cleanup.timer Cannot edit unit(s), no editor available. Please set either $SYSTEMD_EDITOR, $EDITOR or $VISUAL. (editor) failed with exit status 1.
idk how to fix that
I actually changed the instructions to make it simpler. Try following the new instructions.