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#1 WhiskeyTango73

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 10:28 AM

Is it possible to change the thumbnail size in Windows 7? If so, how?

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 10:55 AM

Are you referring to Desktop icons and file icon thumbnails?

If so, you have a couple options.

Option 1: Right-click in some empty space of an Explorer window (or the Desktop, if that's where you want to change it), and under View you'll see this:

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Option 2: You can hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard while scrolling forward on your mouse wheel (assuming you have a mouse or a touchpad with a scroll capability). This works in Windows as well as your internet browser.

Is this what you were looking for?

Edited by keyboardNinja, 02 April 2010 - 12:57 PM.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 11:52 AM

I'm wondering if I can change the thumbnails, not the icons. Like using Tweak UI in winXP... the thumbnail "previews" - I'm sorting through 3360x1050 wallpapers, and they're kinda small. Using 'ultimate windows tweaker' - the 'tweak ui' equivalent, but no thumb options..... Topeka has no suggestions.

Edited by WhiskeyTango73, 02 April 2010 - 11:58 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:00 PM

I'm not sure I understand exactly what your problems is...you will have to explain further.

Could you post a screenshot?
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:33 PM

have screenshot - how to attach image to reply?

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:37 PM

Imageshack

Use the "Direct Link".

[img]www.imageshack.us/blahblah[/img]

Edited by keyboardNinja, 02 April 2010 - 12:42 PM.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:43 PM

you can change it to filmstrip view, in the pictures folder, under view, select filmstrip. you will have one line of pictures with the selected image showing up much larger above the list of pictures.
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:44 PM

Using:

[img]http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/1649/netbook.jpg[/img]

will net you:

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:47 PM

http://yfrog.com/5mdesktop4210p

Edited by WhiskeyTango73, 02 April 2010 - 12:52 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:57 PM

Well, those wallpaper pics have a pretty narrow ratio: 3360x1050. Windows does the best it can to cram the whole picture into the same small thumbnail.

Did you try the "hold Ctrl while scrolling forward" trick I mentioned?

I'm assuming you just want to make the thumbnails bigger so you can see them better as you look through them?
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Posted 02 April 2010 - 12:58 PM

WOW. Taht worked great. Smell that? you're the $%^. Control + Scroll. Thanks a bunch!!

Edited by WhiskeyTango73, 02 April 2010 - 01:03 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2010 - 01:04 PM

Try "Extra large icons":

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 01:09 PM

Don't know if X-large is available in Home Premium...
http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/4801/desktop42102.png

{edit} - nevermind -- I was in the wrong place -- Thanks a million.

Edited by WhiskeyTango73, 02 April 2010 - 01:17 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2010 - 01:13 PM

That is because you are on the Desktop. Extra large icons are not available on the Desktop. Try opening your Pictures or Documents folder. :huh:

Edit: You're welcome! :huh:

Edited by keyboardNinja, 02 April 2010 - 01:19 PM.

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