Thumbnails View


K

KCB

Char Jackson said:
Did you remember to disable the folder option called "Always show
icons, never thumbnails"?

In Windows Explorer, it's in Tools, Folder Options, then select the
View tab and it's the first item there. Follow the link below for a
picture of where to go and how to enable thumbnails.

<http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11738-thumbnail-previews-enable-disable.html>
This is an awesome reply, with concise details for every step! Will OREALLY
reply to let us know if he/she got it working?
 
Ad

Advertisements

C

Char Jackson

This is an awesome reply, with concise details for every step! Will OREALLY
reply to let us know if he/she got it working?
Thanks. I hope he/she does...
 
O

OREALLY

Okay...my bad...but the issue is that when you
disable the folder option called "Always show icons, never thumbnails"
saving an image to a folder will save that image as a thumbnail. Unless
there is a quick way to reverse that...which I don't see off hand.

Oreally

"Char Jackson" wrote in message

This is an awesome reply, with concise details for every step! Will
OREALLY
reply to let us know if he/she got it working?
Thanks. I hope he/she does...
 
C

Char Jackson

Okay...my bad...but the issue is that when you
disable the folder option called "Always show icons, never thumbnails"
saving an image to a folder will save that image as a thumbnail. Unless
there is a quick way to reverse that...which I don't see off hand.
That's not the case. The thumbnail is only *representing* the real
file, just as an icon represents the real file. Your image remains
intact and doesn't *become* the thumbnail.

Thanks for replying back.
 
P

Paul

OREALLY said:
Okay...my bad...but the issue is that when you
disable the folder option called "Always show icons, never thumbnails"
saving an image to a folder will save that image as a thumbnail. Unless
there is a quick way to reverse that...which I don't see off hand.

Oreally
The thumbnail activity is supposed to be confined to the "thumbs.db" file.
That is where thumbnail versions of files can be stored. According to this
article, Vista and Windows 7 use a central store for the thumbs.db, rather
than sprinkling them all over the place.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_thumbnail_cache

A thumbnail is a "summary" of the original picture, derived from that
picture. It is not supposed to replace the original picture contents.

Opening the original file, in a program like Photoshop or GIMP, should
verify that the original file is the same as it always was.

Paul
 
O

OREALLY

It would be cool if you could rt. click on an image icon (or folder) and be
able to quickly change to thumbnail previews...but I guess not!



"Paul" wrote in message
Okay...my bad...but the issue is that when you
disable the folder option called "Always show icons, never thumbnails"
saving an image to a folder will save that image as a thumbnail. Unless
there is a quick way to reverse that...which I don't see off hand.

Oreally
The thumbnail activity is supposed to be confined to the "thumbs.db" file.
That is where thumbnail versions of files can be stored. According to this
article, Vista and Windows 7 use a central store for the thumbs.db, rather
than sprinkling them all over the place.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_thumbnail_cache

A thumbnail is a "summary" of the original picture, derived from that
picture. It is not supposed to replace the original picture contents.

Opening the original file, in a program like Photoshop or GIMP, should
verify that the original file is the same as it always was.

Paul
 
Ad

Advertisements

C

Char Jackson

It would be cool if you could rt. click on an image icon (or folder) and be
able to quickly change to thumbnail previews...but I guess not!
No right click, but you can click the Organize button and get to
Folder properties lickety-split, so it's almost as easy. Or, just
select one of the other display choices, such as List or Details, etc.
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

It would be cool if you could rt. click on an image icon (or folder) and be
able to quickly change to thumbnail previews...but I guess not!
Geez.

What's so hard about clicking on the "Change your view" icon at the
upper right and choosing the icon size?

You can even slide the indicator and choose in-between sizes.
 
O

OREALLY

It does not give you thumbnails...it shows the icon!

"Gene E. Bloch" wrote in message

It would be cool if you could rt. click on an image icon (or folder) and
be
able to quickly change to thumbnail previews...but I guess not!
Geez.

What's so hard about clicking on the "Change your view" icon at the
upper right and choosing the icon size?

You can even slide the indicator and choose in-between sizes.
 
C

Char Jackson

It does not give you thumbnails...it shows the icon!
You've already been told how to see thumbnails rather than icons and
how to switch back and forth between the two. You've also been told
that a thumbnail doesn't replace your image file, it merely represents
it so you have something to click on. Are you still having a problem
with this?
 
O

OREALLY

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah....My point is that it should be a simple 2-click process.
I know how to do it. It's no big deal, but it could be simplified.

dat dat dat's all folks!

"Char Jackson" wrote in message

It does not give you thumbnails...it shows the icon!
You've already been told how to see thumbnails rather than icons and
how to switch back and forth between the two. You've also been told
that a thumbnail doesn't replace your image file, it merely represents
it so you have something to click on. Are you still having a problem
with this?
 
Ad

Advertisements

G

Gene E. Bloch

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah....My point is that it should be a simple 2-click process.
I know how to do it. It's no big deal, but it could be simplified.
Apparently not enough.

It's *at most* a two click process. For me it's click-drag-release.

Even you could possibly learn to do that.

Man, I have lost patience.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top