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Windows 7: Disable Large Icon when Drag/Drop Files to New Location

21 Feb 2010   #1

Win 7
 
 
Disable Large Icon when Drag/Drop Files to New Location

A large thumbnail appears when a file or folder is selected in the right pane of explorer and moved to another location. Aero view only -- no problem when in "classic" view. Help on how to disable this icon much appreciated.

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21 Feb 2010   #2

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Which horrible large folder or file icon are you talking about.?
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21 Feb 2010   #3

Win 7
 
 

In Aero view, when I click on any file or folder in the right pane of explorer and start to move it, a large thumbnail appears as I move the file/folder. Very annoying . . . and unnecessary. Disabling that function should be easy [hopefully].

This situation does not exist when in "basic/classic" view, by the way.
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23 Feb 2010   #4

Win 7
 
 

try shrinking all the icons in explorer.exe to the normal size,
maybe it would help
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23 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

If I understand what you are asking, right click on your computer icon and click on Properties. Select the Advanced tab and click on Settings under Performance. Click on the Custom radio button. Look down the list and uncheck Show window contents while dragging.
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24 Feb 2010   #6

Win 7
 
 

Thanks guys, but neither suggestion solved the problem. I've given up on Aero view and returned to Classic view . . . and no large icon problem.
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24 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Do you think somehow you could take a picture of the problem and post it so we can see what the problem is?
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24 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Do you think somehow you could take a picture of the problem and post it so we can see what the problem is?
I think this is what he is referring to

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24 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I don't see that when I am dragging and dropping. I assume you are in Explorer when you see this?
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24 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
I don't see that when I am dragging and dropping. I assume you are in Explorer when you see this?
in explorer when you drag files to move them, you get this
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