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Windows 7: Thumbnail Desktop icons a step backwards


30 Sep 2010   #1

Win7 Ult. 32bit
 
 
Thumbnail Desktop icons a step backwards

I've concluded that having the desktop icons show a contextualized thumbnail of the file's content is more confusing than helpful. I have my icons set too small to be able to make out anything from most of the pictures, and the file extension is usually hidden, leaving me to examine each icon carefully to see what the heck it is.

The old system of showing a default icon per file type was not nearly so sophisticated, but much more helpful.

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01 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You can always refer to this Folder Options - Open and ensure that the option Always show icons, never thumbnails is checked.
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01 Oct 2010   #3

Win7 Ult. 32bit
 
 

Awesome. Thank you, Dwarf, that was just what I was looking for!
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01 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're more than welcome.
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