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Windows 7: Is there any way to view pictures in full screen without slide show?

05 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Is there any way to view pictures in full screen without slide show?

I like viewing pictures in full screen but is it possible to disable that default slide show option? I suppose I can right click and select pause for each one. Any other method(s) available? Thanks much!

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05 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Professional 32

As far as I know, windows picture/fax viewer won't let you do it. But one of these might Comparison of image viewers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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05 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Wow! What a selection! I suppose all one has to do is download one and import your pics. Anyone care to recommend one?
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05 Dec 2011   #4


I use Faststone and have for years. A very reliable image viewer with tons of editing capabilities. Free and it works.
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05 Dec 2011   #5
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I use Faststone too. It is the best picture viewer I have seen. Besides the many editing, etc. features, you can look at your pictures full screen. And when you click on the full screen picture, it magnifies it (magnification level depends on your setting). Going to the next picture is by rolling the mouse wheel forward. And if you want to get out of full screen, press ESC - it is that simple.
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26 Jan 2016   #6

Win10 x64 pro

Even though this thread is so old, I just wanted to reply here since this came up so early in my search result for the answer.

An easy solution is to start slide show, then right click and select "Pause." You can still change photos in the folder by hitting the left and right arrow keys, but it will not advance automatically anymore.
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