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Windows 7: Gif preview.


05 May 2013   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by n13l5 View Post
How can it be that people couldn't understand the OP's request? He was specific in what he wanted.

I can just see how this feature got cut for Windows 7:

Sinofsky: "Ohh, this feature is only used by 18% of users! Get rid of it!"
Programmer: "but..."
Sinofsky: "shut up and do as I say, or I'll have you moved to Alaska tech support."


There's a software named "Sagethumbs" which fixes Microsoft's arbitrary removal of features with their so-called "upgrades" of windows. Its third party, but it enables viewing inside Windows Explorer, instead of having to start some other unwanted software.

(I know its a necro thread, but since I found something of a solution for it, I figured I'd post anyway)

They offered advice based on windows 7 capabilities. You too offered a third part alternative I find your opening line rude.


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05 May 2013   #12

Ubuntu, Windoze8pro64
 
 

He said he wanted to preview gifs inside Windows Explorer. All suggestions were for software you have to open separately. SageThumbs shows previews inside Windows Explorer without having to start a separate program.

The difference becomes very important if you have a lot of files to go through. Its entirely too tedious to start a separate program for each one, it disturbs the work flow. Computers are supposed to eliminate manual repetition, waiting and needless mouse clicks.


There was no intent to be rude, but I feel its important to point out, because on so many forums, you find so many who write answers without having comprehended the aim of the question, and often, the answers are almost insulting, as if the person asking was inept.
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05 May 2013   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by n13l5 View Post
He said he wanted to preview gifs inside Windows Explorer. All suggestions were for software you have to open separately. SageThumbs shows previews inside Windows Explorer without having to start a separate program.

Very good suggestion


The difference becomes very important if you have a lot of files to go through. Its entirely too tedious to start a separate program for each one, it disturbs the work flow. Computers are supposed to eliminate manual repetition, waiting and needless mouse clicks.

great explanation


There was no intent to be rude, but I feel its important to point out, because on so many forums, you find so many who write answers without having comprehended the aim of the question, and often, the answers are almost insulting, as if the person asking was inept.
I don't think they meant it that what, this isn't any other forum.

Thank you for responding, and for helping the op. It's just my opinion on your response. Bottom line the op has some options, that's what is important.
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06 May 2013   #14

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by n13l5 View Post
How can it be that people couldn't understand the OP's request? He was specific in what he wanted.

I can just see how this feature got cut for Windows 7:

Sinofsky: "Ohh, this feature is only used by 18% of users! Get rid of it!"
Programmer: "but..."
Sinofsky: "shut up and do as I say, or I'll have you moved to Alaska tech support."


There's a software named "Sagethumbs" which fixes Microsoft's arbitrary removal of features with their so-called "upgrades" of windows. Its third party, but it enables viewing inside Windows Explorer, instead of having to start some other unwanted software.

(I know its a necro thread, but since I found something of a solution for it, I figured I'd post anyway)
Thanks. This is just what I needed.
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06 May 2013   #15
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Well, I tried Sage Thumbs and it froze the PC and caused explorer.exe to stop working. Ditching it now.
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06 May 2013   #16

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I use GifView.exe set as my default .gif file viewer in Windows Explorer


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07 May 2013   #17

Ubuntu, Windoze8pro64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Well, I tried Sage Thumbs and it froze the PC and caused explorer.exe to stop working. Ditching it now.
I'm using it on Windows 8 Pro, and mine works fine...

What version of windows are you on?
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07 May 2013   #18

Ubuntu, Windoze8pro64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I use GifView.exe set as my default .gif file viewer in Windows Explorer
That fails the point of being able to preview inside windows explorer without having to start another program each time. In a production environment, that gets annoying fast...
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07 May 2013   #19
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by n13l5 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Well, I tried Sage Thumbs and it froze the PC and caused explorer.exe to stop working. Ditching it now.
I'm using it on Windows 8 Pro, and mine works fine...

What version of windows are you on?
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07 May 2013   #20

Ubuntu, Windoze8pro64
 
 

I will install it on my old laptop that has windows 7 and see if it causes any problem...

Then we'll know if its a windows 7 issue or something with your installation, maybe some other software that's incompatible or who knows.
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