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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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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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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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 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't see PNG previews in Windows 7?

I´m using Windows 7 x64. I can see the .jpg, .gif, etc. preview thumbnails but if .PNG, I only see the generic image, and not the image preview like in the other formats. What can I do to fix this?
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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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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 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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Thumbnails for video files are not showing in Windows 7

When I open my video folder, the thumbnails aren't showing. Instead, the default VLC icon was being displayed. Other files and image thumbnails are being displayed properly, only the videos have ...
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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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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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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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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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Fix image previews and thumbnails in explorer on Windows 7?

Image files used to show as thumbnails in the explorer window, and a larger preview could be seen in the preview pane (alt+p). Now for some unknown reason, I just see a default image icon in both 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 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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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 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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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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Disable taskbar preview in Windows 10

I have already tried adding the registry entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced as ExtendedUIHoverTime with a value of 30000 seconds but it doesn't work....
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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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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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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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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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HTML thumbnail icon is broken for Google Chrome

The problem is pretty straightforward. When I set an .html file to open with Chrome, the thumbnail icon is broken and doesn't show the Chrome logo. I already tried deleting the IconCache.db file and ...
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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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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 text....
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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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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 do I prevent LibreOffice saving the file with the thumbnails?

I am using LibreOffice 4.0 on Windows 7 and I have noticed that it saves files (for example Writer) with a preview. (The icon of the file shows what's inside it, it looks like a page). How do I turn ...
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How to update a Google Chrome “Speed Dial” thumb?

"Speed Dial" is the New Tab page in Google Chrome, where it shows thumbnails, which are links the most visited sites. One of the sites drastically changes its appearance and I want that the thumb to ...
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How can I get Explorer to show thumbnails of GIMP xcf files?

Windows explorer can show thumbnails of jpg, png, tif even of RAW image formats like NEF(Nikon, by installing a package from MS), but it doesn't show thumbnails of GIMP generated .xcf files. It only ...
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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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Thumbnail preview for custom file extension with known format

I have a file named test.png. Windows 10 shows a thumbnail preview in file explorer just fine. I'd like to rename it to test.abc and have the thumbnail preview still work. Following forcing ...
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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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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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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 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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All-in-One Thumbnail Viewer for Windows 7 x64?

I have Windows 7 x64 installed along with Adobe Reader X, Photoshop CS5, and Illustrator CS5. I have noticed that these dont have a thumbnail generated for them. What I need is an All-in-One 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 %userprofile%\AppData\Local\...
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Thumbnail generator software for Mac OS X? [closed]

I need a "good" thumbnail generator for Mac. Any suggestions? Some criteria: Must support common image formats(ie png,jpg,etc.). Easy to use. Support large image files. Free and/or not crippled. ...
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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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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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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 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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Replace a thumbnail with another in google chrome new tab page?

I have 8 thumbnails in my google chrome new tab page... Two have been blocked in my company... How to replace that two thumbnails with new ones....
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How to make Windows generate all thumbnails in a folder without navigating through it?

I got a folder with thousands (20,000+) of MP4 video files, the thumbnails show correctly on Windows 10 but Explorer only generates the thumbnail when the file icon shows up on the screen. Worse is, ...
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How to sort Windows 7 taskbar thumbnail previews?

Here is a screenshot of the list of windows I have stacked in my Windows 7 taskbar. This is just for Explorer, but similarly I have lots of stacked windows of other processes as well. Currently these ...
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Force Windows 10 to create thumbs.db files within local folders

I will soon move large amounts of photos and videos from my Windows 10 PC to an NAS. To minimize thumbnail load times when accessing those files on the NAS, I want to create thumbs.db files in every ...