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 The "Most visited" page thumbnails show content which completely outdated since months, though I visited the pages in the ...
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Occasionally, My folders simply don't load correctly, no thumbnails, no location shortcuts

The screenshot shows the difference between 2 folders. The one on the right is the correctly loaded one, while the one on the left is the one which isn't loading properly.
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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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ffmpeg thumbnails with exact size main aspect ratio

Hi need to get one thumbnail with resolution 560x420. I'm using this command: ffmpeg -i "file.mp4" -vf "scale=560:-1,pad=max(iw\,ih):420:(ow-iw)/2:(oh-ih)/2" \ -frames:v 1 best.png This command ...
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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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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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Thunar is not showing any thumbnails

I was looking for the gnome-exe-thumbnailer (or similar) package in fedora 20 (which surprinsingly wasnt in the repos) and I found tumbler-extras, which I installed and almost immediately uninstalled; ...
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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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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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Windows 7: “Hide file names” for all files?

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 ...
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Changing default behavior of Windows' thumbnail caching

I find it extremely annoying (and ultra lame) that Windows Explorer will only generate thumbnails for those files whose names are visible in the window. If I open a folder full of photos and walk ...
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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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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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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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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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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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PDF thumbs not showing in Explorer

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit At some point I stopped getting thumbs for my PDF files in Windows Explorer. I suspected that some thumb cache size may be involved as I have huge collection of ...
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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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Copy all meta tag from SRC jpg to DST jpg except thumbnail

I just started to use the EXIFTool but can't find out the way to copy all meta info from a file to another file with out destroying the destination file's thumbnail image. Is there any way to do so ?
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How to bulk import Contacts to Google with thmbnails/avatars

I am importing multiple contacts (say 200 odd) into a Google account from a csv file. And this works perfectly with respect to email ids, phone numbers and addresses. My question is, is there a way to ...
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Double extensions and FLV thumbnails not appearing

I'm using Windows 7 and have recently used Icaros successfully to get all thumbnails to appear. I did a clean reinstall a few weeks ago and have since not been able to get .flv thumbnails to appear by ...
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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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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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Replacing DVD cover art in Windows 7 Media Center

I have a bunch of ripped DVDs that I play in Windows 7 Media Center. For the most part they are OK using the default dvdid.xml file that's created, giving a nice cover art thumbnail and a synopsis. I ...
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Enable file thumbnails without enabling live folders

I am working on theming my computer, and to do so, I would like to change my default folder icon. I have done this through changing the default folder in the windows icon registry, and it worked fine; ...
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Possible to force windows to refresh their thumbnails?

Is it possible to force Windows' DWM (Desktop Window Manager) to refresh the snapshots ("thumbnails") of all windows, all at once? NOTES From what I understand, Windows no longer uses "thumbnails" ...
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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 ...
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Thumbnails folder on Windows 7

I noticed that every single folder inside my pictures folder has a new hidden folder named ".Thumbnails". It has thumbnails of its parent folder. Thumbnails are actually quite large ranging from 160 ...