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Windows 7: How to show only desktop icons as icon


10 Dec 2009   #1

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How to show only desktop icons as icon

How to show the desktop icons as icon (no thumbnails) ant the windows explorer as thumbnails? Thanks!

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10 Dec 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Suriname,

The desktop and Windows Explorer share the same thumbnail preview settings. If you turn it off, it affects both locations.

A workaround would be to have image files or folders as shortcuts on the desktop instead, and change their icon to one you want.

Shortcut Folder or File Icon Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
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10 Dec 2009   #3

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Suriname,

The desktop and Windows Explorer share the same thumbnail preview settings. If you turn it off, it affects both locations.

A workaround would be to have image files or folders as shortcuts on the desktop instead, and change their icon to one you want.

Shortcut Folder or File Icon Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
Thank's Brink.
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10 Dec 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Suriname.
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