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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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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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 The "Most visited" page thumbnails show content which completely outdated since months, though I visited the pages in the ...
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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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How to enable thumbnail previews for my non-standard (mp4 avi mov mkv) video files in Windows 8?

I've installed the default VLC player to decode my .mp4 files but I'd like to enable a thumbnail view in the explorer. All I see at the moment is the traffic cone (the default icon for files ...
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How to create thumbnail image from .flv video by using ffmpeg ?

I am using following command to create thumbnail image from flv video , image is created but with error (image doesn't open) ffmpeg -ss 00:00:10 -i output.mp4 -f image2 -s 150x150 -vframes 1 -c:v ...
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How are thumbnails stored on Mac OS X?

I have noticed that thumbnails on Mac OS X don't seem to be generated every time I open a folder, but to be somehow "cached" instead. I wasn't able, however, to find a folder where they clearly look ...
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How to make Opera display full zoomed-out thumbnails like it used to?

Since a few versions ago, Opera has started displaying unscaled thumbnails in speed dial, which I find invariably useless, most sites only showing a bit of logo and a header. I would like to return to ...
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How to remove Facebook thumbnails from Windows 8 People app

I'm experimenting with Windows 8. There's still a lot I don't know how to do. I've loaded it onto a work tablet, and signed in using my Windows Live account. My Live account is linked to my Facebook ...
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How to create a thumbnail from the middle of a video with FFmpeg

Is there a way to grab a video thumbnail in FFmpeg? I'd like to grab the middle-most frame as the video and use that as the thumbnail. Video duration is unknown. The ability to specify the ...
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Windows Explorer not showing film frame for .mp4

Anyone knows what part of registry is related to this film frame? I installed and uninstalled mp4box, avidemux, YAMB try to set default aspect ratios but failed, and now I have a new problem.
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show .jps 3d image file thumbnails in folders on windows 7 x64

A .jps file is a 3d image file which in reality is a jpg with leftright images joined (JPEG Stereoscopic) Months ago i found a registry hack for windows that enabled explorer to show the thumbnails ...
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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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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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Custom video icon for a single video file in windows 7 file explorer

Recently I found a video on the net ( a .mp4 file), and when I had it on my computer with Windows7, I noticed its thumbnail was not the average windows 7 video thumbnail (which looks like a piece of ...
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Thumbnails not showing, cannot preview images, sometimes folders do not show up at all

When I try to preview images, nothing happens. Sometimes, all/most thumbnails do not show a preview and only show up as an icon. Sometimes when I open 'My Computer' or 'My Documents' etc. the ...
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How can I speed up the viewing of folder with many video files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to increase how much is cached for thumbnail views of pictures? I have a folder with many videos of my family and each time I open the folder I wait for ...
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How do I see images in Windows Explorer (Windows 7) Name column as pictures rather than generic icons?

I've read all the solutions given in this forum and changed Organize > Folder and Search Options: View Tab from the default of the option "Always show icons, never thumbnails" from checked to ...
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Increase maximal thumbnail size in Windows Explorer

I would like to inspect images in Windows Explorer on W7 in greater detail on a big screen. Thumbnails are by default limited to ~ 256x256 px. Is there a way to increase the upper bound or some 3rd ...
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How can I make the thumbnails in a window xp appear to bigger in size?

How can I make the thumbnails in a window xp to appear bigger in size? I am a designer, it would be best to quick glances over a bigger thumbnails, as what windows xp default thumbnail size is.
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Windows 7 explorer thumbnails stop loading

So my thumbnails in explorer work fine when I restart my computer, however, eventually they stop loading. Even the preview pane will no longer update... for any type of file. And occasionally the ...
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Altering the Windows 7 grouping thumbnail preview

I like the windows 7 grouping behaviour for multiple similar windows, except when I have multiple Explorer windows open. In this case, showing thumbnails of each open explorer window is next to ...
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Turn off TaskBar Thumbnails on Windows 7 - Classic Theme [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable windows 7 taskbar thumbnails preview? Aero peek is turned permanently on.How to turn it off? Is there a way to get rid of the annoying thumbnail ...
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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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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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Thumbnail view freezes in windows XP explorer

When I try load on an XP machine Thumbnail view of folder that has few hundred (over 200 hundred) PDFs and JPGs in it, the I get explorer window that is not responding. It is fine if there only few ...
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How can I generate a set of thumbnails of equal size without padding?

I am looking for a thumbnail generator which will allow me to batch process hundreds of images and generate thumbnails of a specific size (200x150). IrfranView kind of does this, but it will matte my ...
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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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Is there such a concept as “dead thumbnails” in Windows?

I realised that in disk cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) there is an item "Thumbnails": Windows keeps a copy of all of your picture, video, and document thumbnails so they can be displayed quickly when ...
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How to change which frame is grabbed for the finder icon of a movie file for Mac OS X Finder?

Movie files show in Mac OS X Finder with an example frame from the movie. Unfortunately, it's captured from fairly early in the movie, so that different episodes of a series, or perhaps different ...
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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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Forcing Windows 7 to always compute thumbnails for icons that are displayed on a given folder

First, a bit of background: I often find myself opening folders that contain thousands of images. When I open a folder for which thumbnails have not been generated, Windows usually notices the ...
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How to get SVG thumbnails in Windows Explorer?

I can open them in browser just OK, but how can I have thumbnails in the Windows Explorer? Edit: I installed Renesis Player as suggested by this answer, but it does not work for me, probably because ...
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How can I extract stills from a movie?

I would like to make a flipbook from a movie I made on my Mac. Is there any software that will extract, say 100 representative frames from 2 minutes of motion, or do I need to make screenshots ...
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How to create thumbnails with ExactImage?

I'm trying to create thumbnails using ExactImage command-line tools. I need the output images to be with equal dimensions like 100x100 or 200x200. Can somebody help with that?
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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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Permanently store thumbnails of images on Windows

When viewing a folder of images in "Large Icons" mode, I often see the thumbnails slowly regenerate. How do I permanently store those thumbnails so I don't have to wait ages whenever I open a folder? ...
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How create a new thumbnailer in Ubuntu?

For a reason I don't know my ubuntu doesn't show thumbnails for pdf. So, how can I create a thumbnailer in gnome? More specific - how to create a folder in gconf - /desktop/gnome/thumbnailers? UPD ...
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How to get thumbnail view for Photoshop (psd) in Windows 7 64 bit OS?

How to get thumbnail view for Photoshop (.psd) in Windows 7 64 bit OS?
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Changing default behavior of Windows' thumbnail caching [duplicate]

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 change the frame that is shown as video thumbnail in windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use later frame for video thumbnail in Windows 7 I have many videos whose thumbnails are black (title part with black background). It makes video thumbnails almost ...
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How would I create a thumbnailer for Windows 7 Explorer?

I'm not having much luck figuring out how Windows Explorer thumbnail icons are generated, or how to modify it. Is it just a matter of configuring a program to spit out thumbnail images (like ...
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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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Why is Thunar not creating and showing thumbnails of images?

Thunar is my main file manager. Normally it automatically creates thumbnail images of all images in the directory being viewed. After experimenting with other Linux distros then installing Arch ...
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Is there a way to increase how much is cached for thumbnail views of pictures?

If I'm looking through a folder of .png files for example, with "medium" set as the view size, the screen will eventually fill all the thumbnails with the appropriate pictures. But as I scroll down it ...
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Is there a way to add expandable thumbnails to an MS Word document?

I want to add pictures and screenshots of a web page to a document in Microsoft Word 2007. The problem is, when I add them to my document, they occupy a lot of space and don't leave much room for ...
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Thumbnails on new blank tab in Google Chrome shows apps instead of websites

How can I bring the website thumbnails back in Google Chrome instead of apps that currently show? On the new tab it used to have thumbnails of webpages you visited and allowed you to pin them. Now, ...
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How do you create square thumbnails for a set of images (with Photoshop?)

I want to create a gallery of images, but for the thumbnails I want them to be all one size (square or rectangular). Some of the photos are portrait and some to be landscape - but for I want the ...
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Make Thumbnail from video

How can I make a simple capture from a video. Preferably from the command line? Idea: take 9 snapshots for 9 even placed (on the timeline) times, and save them as JPGs Example: Movie length = 10 ...
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How can I delete the thumbnail cache?

I would be very thankful for advice on how to delete the thumb cache files in Windows Vista without a reboot. They are stored in this folder: ...