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Windows 7: Any way to make thumbnail previews on Windows 7 bigger?

02 Apr 2009   #1
thenext8seconds

Windows 7, of course.
 
 
Any way to make thumbnail previews on Windows 7 bigger?

I just got a new monitor with a much larger resolution (1920 X 1080), and the only thing is that the thumbnail previews seem too small. I knew you could change the size of them with something called AveThumbnail (I guess it's called Ave's ThumbnailSizer now), but can anyone tell me the best way to do it with Windows 7 is? Thanks. (running build 7057)


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02 Apr 2009   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I know I've seen some option for that somewheres, I cant' remember where though.
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02 Apr 2009   #3
thenext8seconds

Windows 7, of course.
 
 

Yeah and by the way, I just tried that application worked for Vista, and that definitely don't get along with 7 the same way.
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02 Apr 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Maybe not so much an option, but rather some registry entry you can modify. I don't remember where I saw it in there though, I'm pretty sure I did.
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02 Apr 2009   #5
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thenext8seconds View Post
I just got a new monitor with a much larger resolution (1920 X 1080), and the only thing is that the thumbnail previews seem too small. I knew you could change the size of them with something called AveThumbnail (I guess it's called Ave's ThumbnailSizer now), but can anyone tell me the best way to do it with Windows 7 is? Thanks. (running build 7057)
Thumbnails where? Explorer? That should track icon size right? If you're talking about album art in WMP you're stuck with 200x200.
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02 Apr 2009   #6
thenext8seconds

Windows 7, of course.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Thumbnails where? Explorer? That should track icon size right? If you're talking about album art in WMP you're stuck with 200x200.
The thumbnails that pop up when you hover over a pinned item on the taskbar that has a window open

And yes I noticed you're stuck with 200 X 200 for album art in WMP, which is dumb especially if your album art is larger than that, say 500 X 500. Hopefully they change that in the final version of Windows 7
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02 Apr 2009   #7
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thenext8seconds View Post
The thumbnails that pop up when you hover over a pinned item on the taskbar that has a window open

And yes I noticed you're stuck with 200 X 200 for album art in WMP, which is dumb especially if your album art is larger than that, say 500 X 500. Hopefully they change that in the final version of Windows 7
WMP won't change as it's a copyright issue. As for taskbar preview:

Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

Now in RHS pane, create a new DWORD value called thumbnailsize. Rt click on it and choose Modify. Select decimal option. Enter the desired value data in Pixels to change its size.

The default value is 96 pxls. It can be changed to a value between 32 and 256. To enable the default value agin, simply delete the thumbnailsize value name. Restart.
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02 Apr 2009   #8
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
WMP won't change as it's a copyright issue. As for taskbar preview:

Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

Now in RHS pane, create a new DWORD value called thumbnailsize. Rt click on it and choose Modify. Select decimal option. Enter the desired value data in Pixels to change its size.

The default value is 96 pxls. It can be changed to a value between 32 and 256. To enable the default value agin, simply delete the thumbnailsize value name. Restart.



That doesn't work, I already tried it.

And it should be ThumbnailSize, not Thumbnailsize..but it still has no effect anyways.
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02 Apr 2009   #9
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
That doesn't work, I already tried it.

And it should be ThumbnailSize, not Thumbnailsize..but it still has no effect anyways.
Hmm. What'd I do to make mine bigger I wonder.
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02 Apr 2009   #10
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't know...if it works for you that's great but it doesn't work for me. I've tried different variations. The only difference between you and I seems to be I'm running 64 bit 7068 and you're using 7057 32 bit.
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