So, I just discovered that you can hide the file names of pictures and videos when you are in a thumbnail view in explorer (via View - Hide file names)... but often I have other files mixed in. This causes the thumbnails to be all spaced out. How can I hide all file names (maybe folders too)?
Windows 7 displays the file name when it doesn't know how to handle it or when there is no program connected to it. This is not possible with folders.
look for something like default applications in the control panel (I don't have a Win7 install with me atm).
Hope this helps ; )
EDIT: I think I have the solution: Try going to "Control Panel->Appearance and Personalization->Folder Options->View" and check "Hide extensions for known file types". I though this was default, but maybe it's not.