The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

21
votes
5answers
28k views

Getting Mac OS X applications to close after last window closed

I know it's just a pet peeve, but I hate it that Mac OS X's Preview.app stays open when it has no windows open. Is there any way to make it close when its last window is closed? Since I don't see ...
12
votes
1answer
2k views

Disable smooth scrolling in Preview in Lion

Smooth scrolling in Lion's Preview application sucks. Pressing the Page-Down key too quickly leaves you waiting for Preview to catch up to your position. The only way I can find to turn this off is ...
10
votes
4answers
14k views

IE8 Printing Issue - Shrink to Fit is not Shrinking, right side getting hacked

I'm having this problem in a Sharepoint Extranet site. Several long/wide forms and grids are getting their right sides hacked off when printed. In IE7, Shrink to Fit solves this problem. However in ...
9
votes
3answers
12k views

Can't see PNG previews in Windows 7?

I´m using Windows 7 x64. I can see the .jpg, .gif, etc. preview thumbnails but if .PNG, I only see the generic image, and not the image preview like in the other formats. What can I do to fix this?
9
votes
7answers
24k views

Windows 7 64-bit PDF thumbnails problem

I cannot see thumbnails of PDF files on Windows 7 64-bit. Is there any solution to this problem?
8
votes
5answers
19k views

on Mac, how to export pdf for certain pages

on Mac, how to export pdf for certain pages. For example, I have a pdf file for 40 pages, I just want to export page 10 and 11. Can anyone help me?thnaks
8
votes
3answers
13k views

How do I set Safari on Mac OS X to show PDFs using Preview instead of Adobe Reader?

I shouldn't have installed Adobe Reader on my Mac. But now that I have, how do I set Safari to (go back to) show PDFs using Preview (as the inline PDF display plug-in) instead of Reader? Do I need to ...
8
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I disable animations in Preview in Lion?

For example, open up a pdf and set view to two pages and hit arrow key up/down. Is there a way to get rid of the animation? Preview feels really snappy and fast, and to have animations like that just ...
8
votes
5answers
2k views

OS X: How to perform a lossless crop of a JPEG image?

I'm looking for a simple way to losslessly crop JPEGs on OS X. Particularly, is there some way to get Preview to perform a lossless crop?
7
votes
2answers
5k views

Add a Header to Every Page in a PDF?

Is there a way to add a small header to every page in a PDF on OS X? For example, some option in Preview or something? Maybe even something in AppleScript, etc? I have a 200+ page PDF file and need ...
7
votes
2answers
7k views

Where is the “Print Preview” option for Safari on Windows?

I am unable to find a way to generate a print preview using Safari 5.0.7533.16 on Windows XP Pro SP3. Google searches indicate that either a) there is a way to generate a print preview that I cannot ...
7
votes
1answer
533 views

How to enable automatic LaTeX math preview in org-mode/Emacs?

I am using org-mode 8.0, Emacs 24.3, Auctex 11.87, in Windows. I was able to use LaTeX preview functions in org-mode files by pressing Ctrl + X, Ctrl + C, Ctrl + L. However, I think it would be more ...
6
votes
5answers
4k views

Color coded Windows 7 Preview Pane?

Customizing what files you can preview is cool, but is there a way to create a custom preview extension to add syntax highlighting? I have many .h, .c, .cpp, .cs and .java files on my windows machine ...
6
votes
3answers
5k views

Full screen and zoom to page width in Preview or Skim on Mac

One of the features that seem to be lacking on Preview is an automatic zoom to page width during full screen view. This is very helpful when reading user manuals and other long texts. I would ...
6
votes
2answers
5k views

Force view text file instead of download in Firefox?

Often times I'll click on a random link to a .sh or .py or .cpp or ... file in Firefox, and all I want is to view the code. I don't have a Firefox handler set up for every text file extension under ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Is there any way to force Windows 7 to refresh the taskbar previews?

I frequently find that some of the window previews in the Windows 7 taskbar will be lost, especially after a window has been minimized or hidden for a considerable period of time. Instead of the ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Open two instances of the same PDF in Mac OS X Preview

I have a file example.pdf, where the key to exercises in the top part of the document are posted at the end. Hence, I want to open two instances of this file, so that I can put the window with the ...
5
votes
3answers
4k views

Mac OSX Preview: Disable the Command-Backspace “Move to trash” keyboard shortcut?

I use Preview to view PDF files (duh) and sometimes annotate them as well as search them profusely. I keep using the Command-Backspace combination to try to delete the current line I'm writing in the ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Huge TIFF file bogs down Explorer thumbnail generation

In one of my photo folders, I have a 3.8 GiB TIFF image file. With automatic thumbnail generation set, explorer completely locks up my system when accessing the folder. By inspecting the Resource ...
5
votes
5answers
11k views

Can Preview (mac) alter the background and text colors of pdfs?

Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to alter the background and text colors of pdf - either to preset 'high contrast' colors or your own choices - and this makes reading onscreen much easier. Is it ...
4
votes
6answers
15k views

Can I convert an image from CMYK to RGB in Mac OS X?

Is there a way to convert a JPEG from CMYK to RGB, using Preview or any other tool built into Mac OS X? I see I can go to Tools | Assign Profile… and select from a long list of options, including ...
4
votes
3answers
29k views

Fix image previews and thumbnails in explorer on Windows 7?

Image files used to show as thumbnails in the explorer window, and a larger preview could be seen in the preview pane (alt+p). Now for some unknown reason, I just see a default image icon in both the ...
4
votes
2answers
9k views

View list of embedded fonts in PDF file with Preview

In Acrobat Reader I can go to File > Properties to see all the metadata for the open PDF file: the program that created the document, author information, embedded fonts, etc. OS X's Preview can also ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

How do I “Move to Trash” in Preview in OS X Lion?

In earlier versions of OS X, in Preview one could delete the currently open file by pressing ⌘⌫. In Lion, the keyboard shortcut (as well as the actual menu item) no longer works. Is there any way ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Apple Automator “New PDF from Images” maintaining same filename

I will potentially have 26k of old legacy PICT images to transfer first to PDF for migration. I am using Apple Automator and also the "Dispense Items Incrementally" to loop through it. However, I ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

How to sort Windows 7 taskbar thumbnail previews?

Here is a screenshot of the list of windows I have stacked in my Windows 7 taskbar. This is just for Explorer, but similarly I have lots of stacked windows of other processes as well. Currently ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Preview.app only auto-refreshes if you alt-tab to it

I'm working on a program that generates an image. I can keep the image open in Preview and when the image changes, Preview refreshes it, but only when I alt-tab (sorry, command-tab) to it. I'd like ...
3
votes
1answer
738 views

OS X Mavericks Preview has very high CPU usage

Ever since updating to OS X Mavericks, Preview constantly eats up tons of CPU. As soon as I hear my fan start whirring, I check activity monitor and Preview is usually at ~100% usage. It's very easy ...
3
votes
1answer
496 views

Mac Preview's map imagery owned by NASA?

When you open the About box of Preview, it says Preview Version 5.0 Map imagery owned by NASA NASA's Earth Observatory Copyright © 2002–2009 Apple Inc. All rights ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

How to update Preview.app from the command line without losing focus on Mac OS X?

I want to update Preview.app in the background from the command line without losing focus of my current window. I know that I can use the following to open/update the view of a file, but then I lose ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

Stop Safari from loading webpages preview images

Everyday, the first time I start Safari, if I go to the history tab, I get the following message : How can I stop Safari prompting this message and completely disable the webpages preview?
3
votes
1answer
928 views

How do you get Outlook to show a preview of a new message near the taskbar?

The first e-mail account I added to Outlook would have a small semi-transparent box pop-up whenever I got a new e-mail. This would have the sender and the first sentence of the bod and fades away in ...
3
votes
1answer
752 views

Autohotkey Script To Open File With Picasa

I'm a completely noob when it comes to AutoHotkey scripts, the limit of my knoweldge is opening a folder with a key combination. There's one Mac feature that I've always been envious of, the ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Outlook 2007 attachments wont preview

When I get an email with an attachment in Outlook 2007 that I should be able to preview (ie - image, word doc, etc) I get the following error: This file cannot be previewed because of an error in ...
3
votes
0answers
354 views

How to properly embed a preview into EPS for use in MS Word?

I know that EPS is not the best format for MS Word. Unfortunately I'm forced to use MS Word and EPS is the format I have most figures in. I'd prefer to stay with EPS in case I make other LaTeX ...
2
votes
2answers
633 views

Why does Windows Explorer block images in local HTML pages?

I store the files for my website offline in a local folder under My Documents. Every time I look at one of my HTML files in the preview pane, Windows Explorer notifies me that it has blocked the ...
2
votes
6answers
25k views

How to preview unfinished torrent video files

I'm using uTorrent 2.0 and downloading videos. Some videos are large and I don't want to wait till their download is completed in order to preview. Is there a way I can preview the finished part of ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Set first image as folder preview in Windows 7

I am trying to customize the way image folders appear in Win7 explorer, but I can't seem to get it under control. Is there a way to force it to always pick the first image in the folder as the ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

How to See Hidden Layers of PSD File in Preview of Mac OS X

I am using Preview in Mac OS X 10.5.8 which is able to open .psd files (Photoshop documents). I couldn't find an option for enable & disable view of some layers. My client has sent me a .psd file ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

How can I generate a print preview using Google Chrome?

Does Google Chrome have a Print Preview feature? It doesn't seem to appear in the main menus. If it does, how can I activate it?
2
votes
3answers
359 views

Explorer's preview push Word in background window

I have a Windows 7 computer which have a strange behavior: when preview is enabled in explorer, I double-click on any Word document, Word is launched, the document is loaded, and immediatly explorer ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How to combine PDF documents to make a new document using Preview?

Preview lets me combine pages from different documents into one window, but I can't find a way to save the resulting multi-page document. Preview displays Untitled (1 page) (3 documents, 3 total ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Is there a codec to preview Panasonic rw2 files in Windows Explorer for a 64-bit version of Windows?

Have you been able to find a Panasonic .rw2 image file codec to view rw2 images in explorer? (Before you answer, make sure it's for 64 bit :+>)
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Need windows video player with seek preview feature

I am looking for a windows video player with the seek preview feature, like the one in the Hulu player described as follows: "Seek Preview displays a preview thumbnail when the mouse hovers over a ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

images blocked in Windows Explorer Preview Pane when viewing saved webpages

When I try to view saved web pages (with .html extension) in the Windows Explorer preview pane, I often see this message: "Some pictures have been blocked to help prevent the sender from identifying ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

“This file can't be previewed because of an error in the Microsoft Word previewer.”

The issue is: Outlook 2013 simply will not give a preview of Word (nor Excel) docs in attachments. Never had the issue with Outlook 2010. Using Outlook 2013 on Windows 7 64bit SSD with Word 2010. I ...
2
votes
1answer
237 views

Can Copy and Paste from PDF have no “forced” hyphenation?

I found that if using Acrobat 10 to copy and paste to my gmail, the text will be all messed up, but if I use Mac's Preview app to copy and paste to gmail, then the text is 99% good -- with the heading ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

2 Page view in Preview shows the right page on the left and left page on the right?

I have a pdf that I am reading in Preview and I would like to view it in 2 page mode as many pages reference illustrations on the next page. However, when I enable 2 page mode, the left page is put on ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

What's the rationale behind Fillable PDF's not being able to be saved?

Most of the time, if you open a fillable pdf on Windows w/ Adobe Reader, it warns you that you cannot save the data you entered. However, when opening the same file with Preview on Mac OS you are able ...
2
votes
0answers
71 views

Can you preview Office 2010 files in Outlook 2013?

Issue: One of our users is using Outlook 2013 and Excel 2010 on a Windows 7 machine. When she receives an email with an Excel file attached, she is unable to preview the Excel file. She gets this ...