Questions tagged [thumbnails]

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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Meaningful thumbnails for a Video using FFmpeg

FFmpeg can capture images from videos that can be used as thumbnails to represent the video. Most common ways of doing that are captured in the FFmpeg Wiki. But, I don't want to pick random frames at ...
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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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Automatically generate thumbnails for all subfolders of a directory in Windows 7?

Is there some way to get explorer to generate thumbnails without actually having to navigate and scroll through every folder? All I could get was a command prompt script that would load an explorer ...
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Windows 10 K&N Edition Anniversary update - Media player update not working

I own a Windows 10 K or N Edition which doesn't include the media player package. My problem is: I want to have preview thumbnails in the explorer for my MP3s and videos. I had the issue before when ...
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How to delete empty folder with thumbs.db without disabling thumbnails

I often have problem to delete a folder that contains a thumbs.db file. Also tools like "unlocker" fail. It seems to be loccked by os for some unknown reason. The only solution i found in the net was ...
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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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How to disable Taskbar Thumbnail preview in Windows 10?

Just wanted to disable window preview thumbnail in the taskbar: This is just the same as How to disable Taskbar Thumbnail preview in Windows 8 ? . I followed some solutions written in the answer, ...
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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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Disable thumbnails in Windows XP?

Background I regularly use Windows Explorer to browse my drives and data, and I notice little freezes and hiccups at times. It's especially noticeable when browsing local or network folders with lots ...
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Increase Windows taskbar thumbnail/preview size

Is there a way to increase the size of the mouse-over thumbnail size for Windows 7 task-bar items? Ie, if I have multiple file explorers open and mouse-over them it would be nice to have larger, ...
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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 taskbar thumbnails fail to appear

Several hours after each boot the Windows 7 taskbar thumbnail popups stops appear. Click the currently opened window (it should not be a group of windows) - it will collapse. Than hover the mouse ...
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How do I disable (video) thumbnails in Windows 7?

I'd like to turn off Windows 7 (video) thumbnails displayed in Explorer. I found this solution for Windows XP but it doesn't work for Windows 7 ("The module shmedia.dll failed to load"). Disable ...
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Set MP4 thumbnail

With AtomicParsley, you can set the thumbnail that will be displayed when you look at the file in a file explorer. Example commands $ atomicparsley infile.mp4 --artwork infile.png $ atomicparsley ...
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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 to make Windows 10 taskbar thumbnail previews bigger? [duplicate]

The window previews in Windows 10 are too small to make any informed decisions. How can I increase the size of the thumbnail preview? Note: This is not a duplicate of Is there any way to make taskbar ...
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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: \Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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Can ImageMagick make thumbnails from video?

I'm trying to extract thumbnails from video via ImageMagick. I found some samples from their official site, but it makes GIF, not PNG. I want a solid thumbnail though. Can it create the same output ...
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How to generate thumbnails for less common video containers (mkv, ogm, mp4, flv, rmvb and mov) in windows 7 explorer? [duplicate]

So how to generate thumbnails for these containers? I know that the install of "DivX Plus Tech Preview: MKV on Windows 7" does it for MKV. But I think that only some registry changes are really ...
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How to automatically create Windows thumbnails recursively? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 8.1 with Windows Explorer. The image cache ("thumbs.db") is created when I visit a folder containing video, photo, or other such files. I have a problem with this because I have ...
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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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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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Remove Windows 7 taskbar thumbnails

Is there any way to get rid of the taskbar thumbnail previews on Windows 7 once and for all?
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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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Canon RAW (CR2) codec for Windows 7 x64

I have a Canon DSLR, and I shoot in RAW. I have no problem viewing and editing the pictures using Picasa or Lightroom, but I would like to have the pictures thumbnails in Windows Explorer, and to be ...
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Windows Explorer crashes whenever I view a folder with an MP4 (H.264) video file in 'Large Icons' view (shows thumbnails)

Whenever I view a folder which contains .MP4 (H.264) video files in large icon view (shows thumbnails), Windows 7's Explorer crashes. Explorer loads for a few seconds, the green progress bar shows up, ...
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Forcing thumbnail preview for custom file format

Related question: Explorer image thumbnail association A CNC scripting program I use generates BMPs as thumbnails and then appends them in front of the scripts themselves. Changing the file extension ...
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Explorer image thumbnail association

Is there a way to add new file types to Windows explorer thumbnail view? I have some files that are simply images with a non-standard extention (don't ask!) - is there any way to tell Explorer that ...