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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High-res icon in Windows Vista alt-tab thumbnail preview?

I have customized my alt-tab screen with the following: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AltTab] "OverlayIconPx"=dword:00000040 "MaxThumbSizePx"=dword:00000100 ...
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Mac OS X video thumbnails

Mac OS X 10.6.2 When changing the default player for '.avi'- files (from Quicktime Player to VLC), I seem to lose the 'video thumbnails' in the 'icon view' in Finder. Only a 'static vlc cone icon' ...
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Windows 7 taskbar groups to use vertical menus only, not thumbnails?

I frequently have 10 or more windows of the same application (e.g. Outlook, Word, IE, etc.) open at one time. Windows 7's new taskbar grouping thumbnail feature shows a preview of open windows (aka ...
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How can I decrease the size of Thumbs.db files?

I don't want to disable Thumbs.db files created by Windows, I just want to make the thumbnails be viewed in smaller size and even in worse quality. Is there a way to do that?
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Disable or delay Alt+Tab Aero Peek effect in Windows 7

In Windows 7 pressing Alt+Tab shows the transparent windows (Aero) effect. The screen change is distracting while I'm trying to figure out which window to switch to based on the thumbnail preview ...
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Windows 7: Image thumbnails fail to appear

All right, I've got a pretty strange one here. Since I installed Windows 7 on this machine some time ago, image thumbnails have never worked properly. For the vast majority of images, they ...
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Show picture of choice as folder thumbnail

I have lots of folders full of images from family events and it seems vista picks the worst one to show me whats in there. I usually cant tell from the image what the set is and some folders have ...
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Use later frame for video thumbnail in Windows 7

I've got a collection of videos and most of the thumbnails generated are useless as they are of a frame very early on, in most cases the title sequence. Is there any registry setting or something to ...
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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?
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Thumbnail screenshot of a webpage

I am just wondering how to make a thumbnail of a webpage to display ? I've seen so many websites like stumbleupon , dzone have a thumbnail images of other websites. Is there any simple way to that ?
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Picture thumbnails gone on Vista after installing Windows Live Photo Gallery

After installing Windows Live Photo Gallery on my Vista x64 box I've lost picture preview and thumbnails in Windows Explorer. Only the Photo Gallery "flower" image thumbnail shows for all images types ...
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Turn off thumnails on a specific drive (Windows 7)

Is it possible to prevent thumbnails from being generated on a specific disk drive? This would be useful for several reasons, one being performance (on optical drives), the other privacy (some ...
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DVDRom full of JPGs locks XP indefinitely

I have a DVD filled with about 3.5GB of large picture files (jpgs about 4mb each). Every time I insert this disc into my computer and select the drive from explorer, it will lock up the explorer ...
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How does one get Vista to display .MOV thumbnails as a frame from the movie?

I've discovered that the Windows Vista Explorer shell does not display proper thumbnails for .MOV files. As an example, a .JPG file will be shown in the Explorer shell thumbnail mode as a scaled down ...
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How can I preview j2k images in Windows 7 explorer

I have Windows 7 and I have some image files with the ending .j2k on my computer. These are jpg2000 images. Unfortuantely Windows 7 doesn't offer a preview of the actual image in the Explorer ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to “preload” all thumbs.db files in a directory?

Kind of a weird question I guess :p Was just curious to if there is a way I can preload all thumbs.db files in directory (and its sub-directories) so that when I visit those folders later in explorer ...
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How can I play a FLV file in Windows Media Player?

I'd like to play Flash video or "FLV" files in Windows Media Player. I've done this before using codec packs like K-Lite and CCCP, but I've found they cause too many problems and I'd really like to ...
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How can I suppress those annoying Thumbs.db files in Windows Vista and Windows 7?

In Windows XP, there used to be a folder setting like "Do not cache thumbnails." I can't seem to find something similar for Windows Vista and Windows 7, and every folder on my network containing a ...