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Windows XP normally shows the dimensions of image files in the status bar when they are selected.

However this has stopped working on one machine I use, the dimensions are still shown in the details section of the sidebar.

Does anyone know how to turn this functionality on or off?

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are the default programs that open the image files on both PCs the same? –  jay Jan 7 '11 at 11:26
    
yes @jay , both machines are set to use "Windows picture and fax viewer". –  Alan Whitelaw Jan 7 '11 at 11:50
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check that both are using same folder settings, ie Pictures not Documents or General. Source: thewinforums.com/threads/… –  jay Jan 8 '11 at 4:18
    
@jay both are set to the same folder template ie, pictures / documents, and neither of those options enables the dimensions in the status bar. strange –  Alan Whitelaw Jan 10 '11 at 13:27

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A shell-extension has taken over the metadata-handler. You can try to determine which one it is and disable/uninstall it, but an easier soltuion to fix it is to simply re-register the default image handler by running the following command:

regsvr32 shimgvw.dll
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I really appreciate your answer, 30 months after the question was asked, though I don't actually use this machine anymore! –  Alan Whitelaw Jul 1 '13 at 22:03
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Maybe not, but others might find your question through a search engine. I did. (Content on the Internet is immortal.) –  Synetech Dec 2 '13 at 4:52

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