Thumbnails are reduced versions of objects, mostly images, that are used to quickly display a small and recognizable representation of the object.

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Refresh “Most visited” pages previews

On OS X 10.8 I'm using Chrome 23.0.1271.64, the latest version as of today. The "Most visited" page thumbnails show content which completely outdated since months, though I visited the pages in the ...
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Firefox : How to reset the new tab's tiles

I am using Firefox 34 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and when I press open a new tab it shows the most visited sites in a "tiles" format. Unfortunately for some reason the thumbnails of the tiles don't show ...
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NAS: pre-generating thumbnails for multiple clients

I have a simple setup: Linux server at home with a huge drive; that drive has a photo library (hundreds of folders, hundreds of gigabytes). The drive is shared with multiple Windows and Mac clients ...
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Tool to create unscaled call-out from a thumbnail image?

I'm creating an online tutorial for some software and need to include screenshots. In particular, I want to highlight the position and appearance of a given control in a large screen. Given that I ...
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Windows 7 replaced my image with its cached thumbnail of that image… can I recover it?

So frustrating. I have a huge 700MB tiff file. I edited it for an hour. I saved my edits and closed it. Windows showed the older version of the image in its thumbnail. I googled for a fix. Someone ...
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How to set custom thumbnail to a file in Windows Explorer?

Is it possible to set custom (any image) thumbnail to a file (on per-file basis) in Windows File Explorer? Suppose I would like to assign real book cover image to e-book in *.txt format.
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Firefox 13+, how to load new tab thumbnails from current tab?

Sometimes I end up with 20+ tabs, and if I'm on tab number 2 and I finish my business with that tab, to open a new tab with thumbnails I have to hit CMD-T, but that opens the new tab at the far end. ...
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Pictures thumbnail not working on Windows 10

I have this problem since a while now and can't find any solutions. This one is not working Preview photos in Windows 10 I've tried to delete the thumbnails in any ways, but still no result. Also, ...
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Windows 7 explorer won't refresh favicon (.ico) thumbnail

Windows 7 - I have a folder on my computer which was copied from another location. It contains a .ico file and some other .png files. After copying the directory, I overwrote all the files with new ...
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Can't View Thumbnails when trying to open JPEG files

In Photoshop, I put in a CD with my images, when I try to select a file, I can't view the thumbnails. Only the Photoshop icon! It showed the actual picture before, and all of a sudden it stopped! ...
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how to fix ffmpeg inaccurate time stamp that corrupts thumbnail generation

So this is intreasting i recieved a video upload today with a time stamp of over a hour when i checked the video its only 8mins long. "C:/server/ffmpeg/bin/ffmpeg.exe" -i ...
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Windows preview multiple thumbnails abnormal behaviour can't select the task

E.g. there are multiple instances of Windows Explorer. Hovering on taskbar icon to show multiple thumbnails becomes unstable, it takes some time to move mouse to see thumbnails. However, certain ...
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No images’ thumbnails on network disk

I bought network disk to build private cloud photo-archive. Unfortunately, there are icons instead the thumbnails in the Windows Explorer. I read some hints how to check these setting via Folder ...
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Why there are JPEG files with weird file names in folders with videos

Windows 8.1: 64-bit. Since couple of days I see that that in every folder containing a video[s], found a JPEG file with a weird name followed by a file name of a video in the folder. + Is that ...
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Sharing the thumbs.db file

in our situation we got network shares containing a lot of PDF's. People want to look at the thumbnails before opening them. However, the thumbs.db file is regenerated for every user looking at the ...
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Disable Windows 7/8 Alt+TAB *preview* (entirely)

When Alt+TAB-ing Windows shows a list of icon previews, and, after a second or so, shows the actual window selected behind this list (a feature called Aero Peek). I just want to see that window ...
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In Mac OS X how to define the thumbnail for a specific file type?

I have many files with the file extension ".dat". I wish to assign a thumbnail to these files with this extension because the default one is of very low resolution and is disturbing when working. I ...
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thumbs.db file error

i have a console program. at some screen when it needs to display, then an error comes as "Resetting file Thumbs.db" and the console window closes. how to solve this error. please help
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Improve Thumbnail Preview Speed for Images in Shared Folders

At my office we have an Apple Server running Xserver which, among other things, we use as network storage. Previously we had our Graphic Designer setup on a Windows Vista machine, and everything was ...
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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 ...
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How to show icons for some file types and thumbnails for others?

How can I control which file types are shown as thumbnails and which as icons? I do think that showing these tiny little thumbnails for things like text file or spreadsheet is utterly stupid. You ...
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ffmpeg thumbnailor with timecode in filename

i have many videofiles and i want to make one thumbnails every 20 seconds. This is what i have now: for %%a in ("*.*") do ffmpeg -i "%%a" -f image2 -vf fps=1/20 "index\%%~na_IMG-%%05d.jpg" now i ...
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Fixing broken thumbnail previews

I'm not 100% this is the right place to post this, so please let me know if so. A while back I had to develop a custom thumbnail preview for a file format for a piece of software I was working on. I ...
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optimise FFMPEG live stream THUMBNAIL

After testing many possibilities, I have a perfect command line for creating thumbnails from a live stream: ffmpeg -i rtmp://srvIp/h264.stream -r 1 -an -updatefirst 1 -y thumbnail.jpg It refreshes a ...
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Force Windows 7 to store thumbnails locally

I want Windows 7 to store thumbnails cache files in the same folder as the files (thumbs.db) instead of using the centralized location for all thumbnails (By default ...
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Disable Windows Thumbnails for Specific Folders

I know there are methods for Disabling thumbnails in Windows. But, I actually don't mind the feature, especially since Windows caches the thumbnails after the first pass. But, I have directories ...
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Audio & Video files thumbnails files are missing

I can't see any thumbnails on my Audio & Video files (works fine with the Pics though) I tried the Folder Options → Always show icons, never thumbnails. I've cleared the "Thumbnails cache" ...
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Windows 8.1 no longer showing some thumbnails or previews

I used to be able to select a file in the standard File Explorer to see a preview in the Preview Pane, for many common file types. However, I've recently noticed that that doesn't work anymore for ...
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Thumbnail do not appear for office documents

The thumbnails for all Microsoft office (2010 pro) files quit working. They show the type (word, excel, etc) icon but not a thumbnail of the actual document. All other icons (pdf,etc) that show live ...
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Thumbnails for audio files just like in Unity?

I really like Unity audio thumbnails. Is there any way I can preview audio files like this in Windows explorer or Total Commander ?
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Thumbnails in Chrome does not show up

This is my Chrome's homepage. Whenever I start Chrome or open a new tab, this page appears. The page thumbnails just does not show up. Although the page icons and titles are proper. I figured that ...
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Windows 8: Video preview only shows first frame

I just switched from 7 to 8, but it seems MS changed the way the explorer displays the video preview icons. I think that 7 skipped into the video a few frames, or even took a frame with more colour? ...
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How to show thumbnails in the “new tab” page in Firefox 13+?

When opening a new tab in Firefox, I see no thumbnails: It's exactly what is described in this ghacks post (see the photo), but taking the steps they say does not solve the problem. I don't erase ...
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Win+E vs explorer command - the difference?

The background is that I wanted Windows Explorer to remember file / folder icons position in thumbnail view in one specific folder. As I often use Total Commander to browse through the files, I've ...
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How do I disable thumbnails for TIF files only?

The TIFF bug has been around for years: The system freezes for minutes when going near large (above 700 MB - 1 GB) TIFF files with layers and compression. Microsoft doesn't seem to be able to fix this ...
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How to refresh Taskbar Thumbnails after Aero was turned off and on again?

I use the radmin remote software that turns off Aero when it runs. When I exit, Aero turns back on, but all of my taskbar thumbnails are gone until I manually restore each window – a royal pain! ...
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Way to show internet shortcut files with thumbnail of target site

Is there a shell extension for Windows 7 (or some other way) that could let internet shortcuts show a preview of a the website instead the default static icon?
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Image thumbnails won't show up in Explorer

I have recently turned thumbnails off in the Windows performance settings. Then I turned them back on, but they still won't show up in Explorer. I've checked all the settings I could think of and ...
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Is it possible to change direction for the slide pane (thumbnails) in PowerPoint?

Sometimes I use PowerPoint in "half screen mode" (windows and left/right arrow key). When I do this I have a lot of vertical, but not horizontal, space. To use the screen space more efficiently I ...
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Manually select multiple folder thumbnails in Windows 8.1

I have a folder containing only pictures, as far as i know windows selects the newest two images as thumbnails on the folder preview which looks like this: . Is it possible to manually select these ...
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Negative consequences of disabling thumbnail cache on SSD?

A common tip for SSD users is to disable thumbnail cache for 2 reasons: first, the SSD is fast enough to load thumbnails near instantaneously without the cache (disabling the cache doesn't disable ...
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Thumbnails for MP3s are missing in explorer

I just set up Windows 10 on my PC and everything works great except one glitch. I have a folder with many MP3s which contain a picture in the MP3-tag. On Windows 7 I used to see this picture in the ...
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Is it possible for Windows to cache thumbnails and directory info of folder on a external device?

I use my phone(or camera) to take photos of parts frequently. Every time I plug my phone in to the computer to browse for photos Windows has to generate all thumbnails and directory info again(can be ...
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Windows driver for new image format?

I have designed a new image compression algorithm in my free time that sometimes even manages to reduce the file size of jpeg images! I have written it in c++, is there any way that I can install it ...
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Different Sized Thumbnails Under Same View?

Occasionally I'll convert a video file format and it comes out having a different sized thumbnail from all the rest of the files in the folder. I've tried changing the view size of the folder to ...
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Windows Explorer won't show image thumbnails when using Remote Desktop

When I connect to my home Windows 8.1 server via RDP (using another win 8.1 computer) and open Explorer to show some folder containing images, I can't get it to show the actual thumbnails, only this: ...
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When will explorer cache photos?

If I plugged my external USB into my PC, but never accessed any folders in the drive (just maybe down one level, but with no image files, just more folders) would Windows generate a entry to thumbs.db ...
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Windows 8.1 : alt-Tab icons missing from thumbnails unpredictably

Too often when I hit alt-Tab in Windows 8.1 (Pro, 32bit) I get say 2.5 rows of thumbnails but all without icons in their bottom right corner, which makes it far less clear where to switch to. The ...
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Image thumbnails not showing and cannot access file properties, how to fix it?

This is a folder full of JPGs: Obviously that does not look right. I have given it plenty of time to load, but still I get no thumbnails. When I right click on a file, and click properties, ...
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How to copy desktop thumbnail for pictures on Windows 7

I noticed how smooth the thumbnails are on the desktop for any images placed on it. Is there any way I can copy the thumbnails or save them as an image of their own? Preferably in PNG format. Or a ...