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Thread: Why does Vista not show picture thumbnails?

  1. #1
    Stan Kay Guest

    Why does Vista not show picture thumbnails?

    When I had Windows XP the MY Pictures folder gave me an option to show
    thumbnails of my photographs. Now that I have moved to Vista Ultimate ver
    6000 I have no such option and every thumbnail shows the same image of the
    sea, mountains and clouds.

    Can anyone please tell me how to get it to show a thumbnail of the picture?


  2. #2
    Charles W Davis Guest

    Re: Why does Vista not show picture thumbnails?

    Open the folder in question and click on the little down arrow to the right
    of Views and select; Extra Large Icons, Large Icons, Medium Icons, Small
    Icons, List, Details or Tiles.
    "Stan Kay" <stan.kay@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:885F69AF-4B8B-4542-A912-CBE951BAC026@microsoft.com...
    > When I had Windows XP the MY Pictures folder gave me an option to show
    > thumbnails of my photographs. Now that I have moved to Vista Ultimate ver
    > 6000 I have no such option and every thumbnail shows the same image of the
    > sea, mountains and clouds.
    >
    > Can anyone please tell me how to get it to show a thumbnail of the
    > picture?



  3. #3
    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: Why does Vista not show picture thumbnails?

    Control Panel (Classic view) > Folder Options > View tab, uncheck 1st item
    (Always show icons, never thumbnails)

    --
    I Bleed Blue and Gold
    GO BEARS!


    "Charles W Davis" <Anthemwebs@lvcoxmail.com> wrote in message
    news:9CE22146-3B58-426C-B2B4-8F8BFFB44C16@microsoft.com...
    > Open the folder in question and click on the little down arrow to the right of
    > Views and select; Extra Large Icons, Large Icons, Medium Icons, Small Icons,
    > List, Details or Tiles.
    > "Stan Kay" <stan.kay@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:885F69AF-4B8B-4542-A912-CBE951BAC026@microsoft.com...
    >> When I had Windows XP the MY Pictures folder gave me an option to show
    >> thumbnails of my photographs. Now that I have moved to Vista Ultimate ver
    >> 6000 I have no such option and every thumbnail shows the same image of the
    >> sea, mountains and clouds.
    >>
    >> Can anyone please tell me how to get it to show a thumbnail of the picture?

    >




  4. #4
    Ian Betts Guest

    Re: Why does Vista not show picture thumbnails?



    "Stan Kay" <stan.kay@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:885F69AF-4B8B-4542-A912-CBE951BAC026@microsoft.com...
    > When I had Windows XP the MY Pictures folder gave me an option to show
    > thumbnails of my photographs. Now that I have moved to Vista Ultimate ver
    > 6000 I have no such option and every thumbnail shows the same image of the
    > sea, mountains and clouds.
    >
    > Can anyone please tell me how to get it to show a thumbnail of the
    > picture?





    Views menu is a toggle button, just click it several times, it changes the
    view each time.

    --
    Ian

    With patience there is always a way.

    Please Reply to Newsgroup so all can read.
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will be deleted.


  5. #5
    Marco Desloovere Guest

    Re: Why does Vista not show picture thumbnails?

    Stan Kay [Tue, 7 Aug 2007 16:50:37 +0100] wrote:

    >When I had Windows XP the MY Pictures folder gave me an option to show
    >thumbnails of my photographs. Now that I have moved to Vista Ultimate ver
    >6000 I have no such option and every thumbnail shows the same image of the
    >sea, mountains and clouds.
    >
    >Can anyone please tell me how to get it to show a thumbnail of the picture?


    Click on an empty spot (not a file) in your folder, and while pressing
    the Ctrl-key, rotate the mouse-wheel either up or down.
    You should see your pictures in a zillion different thumbnail sizes.
    Choose the one that satisfies your requirements.

    Marco

  6. #6
    Adam Albright Guest

    Re: Why does Vista not show picture thumbnails?

    On Tue, 7 Aug 2007 17:42:13 +0100, "Ian Betts" <ian.betts@gmail.com>
    wrote:

    >Views menu is a toggle button, just click it several times, it changes the
    >view each time.


    A toggle button only has two states, like a light switch can be off or
    on. In software, the act of switching from one to another state is
    often referred to as "toggling". Where you're giving more than two
    choices you are no longer toggling. One example of a multiple choice
    button is called a "radio button" when only one choice can be selected
    from a list of several choices.


  7. #7
    Stan Kay Guest

    Re: Why does Vista not show picture thumbnails?

    Hi "Cal Bear '66",

    Your suggestion worked fine. Many thanks for your kind and prompt advice.


    "Cal Bear '66" <xxx@xxx.org> wrote in message
    news:O$nOB3Q2HHA.4680@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Control Panel (Classic view) > Folder Options > View tab, uncheck 1st item
    > (Always show icons, never thumbnails)
    >
    > --
    > I Bleed Blue and Gold
    > GO BEARS!
    >
    >
    > "Charles W Davis" <Anthemwebs@lvcoxmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:9CE22146-3B58-426C-B2B4-8F8BFFB44C16@microsoft.com...
    >> Open the folder in question and click on the little down arrow to the
    >> right of Views and select; Extra Large Icons, Large Icons, Medium Icons,
    >> Small Icons, List, Details or Tiles.
    >> "Stan Kay" <stan.kay@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    >> news:885F69AF-4B8B-4542-A912-CBE951BAC026@microsoft.com...
    >>> When I had Windows XP the MY Pictures folder gave me an option to show
    >>> thumbnails of my photographs. Now that I have moved to Vista Ultimate
    >>> ver 6000 I have no such option and every thumbnail shows the same image
    >>> of the sea, mountains and clouds.
    >>>
    >>> Can anyone please tell me how to get it to show a thumbnail of the
    >>> picture?

    >>

    >
    >



  8. #8
    Stan Kay Guest

    Re: Why does Vista not show picture thumbnails?

    Many thanks for your response buy I am afraid it does not work with my
    problem.

    You will see that "Cal Bear '66" provided the solution.

    "Charles W Davis" <Anthemwebs@lvcoxmail.com> wrote in message
    news:9CE22146-3B58-426C-B2B4-8F8BFFB44C16@microsoft.com...
    > Open the folder in question and click on the little down arrow to the
    > right of Views and select; Extra Large Icons, Large Icons, Medium Icons,
    > Small Icons, List, Details or Tiles.
    > "Stan Kay" <stan.kay@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:885F69AF-4B8B-4542-A912-CBE951BAC026@microsoft.com...
    >> When I had Windows XP the MY Pictures folder gave me an option to show
    >> thumbnails of my photographs. Now that I have moved to Vista Ultimate
    >> ver 6000 I have no such option and every thumbnail shows the same image
    >> of the sea, mountains and clouds.
    >>
    >> Can anyone please tell me how to get it to show a thumbnail of the
    >> picture?

    >



  9. #9
    Stan Kay Guest

    Re: Why does Vista not show picture thumbnails?

    Many thanks for your response buy I am afraid it does not work with my
    problem.

    You will see that "Cal Bear '66" provided the solution.

    "Ian Betts" <ian.betts@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:89AD495E-5CFC-4E13-AA05-7A1F79D49F40@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "Stan Kay" <stan.kay@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:885F69AF-4B8B-4542-A912-CBE951BAC026@microsoft.com...
    >> When I had Windows XP the MY Pictures folder gave me an option to show
    >> thumbnails of my photographs. Now that I have moved to Vista Ultimate
    >> ver 6000 I have no such option and every thumbnail shows the same image
    >> of the sea, mountains and clouds.
    >>
    >> Can anyone please tell me how to get it to show a thumbnail of the
    >> picture?

    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Views menu is a toggle button, just click it several times, it changes the
    > view each time.
    >
    > --
    > Ian
    >
    > With patience there is always a way.
    >
    > Please Reply to Newsgroup so all can read.
    > Requests for assistance by email can not and will be deleted.



  10. #10
    Stan Kay Guest

    Re: Why does Vista not show picture thumbnails?

    Many thanks for your response buy I am afraid it does not work with my
    problem.

    You will see that "Cal Bear '66" provided the solution.

    "Marco Desloovere" <marco_desloovere@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:eaahb39allt12mugttm9mk7169pdu2p5cd@4ax.com...
    > Stan Kay [Tue, 7 Aug 2007 16:50:37 +0100] wrote:
    >
    >>When I had Windows XP the MY Pictures folder gave me an option to show
    >>thumbnails of my photographs. Now that I have moved to Vista Ultimate ver
    >>6000 I have no such option and every thumbnail shows the same image of the
    >>sea, mountains and clouds.
    >>
    >>Can anyone please tell me how to get it to show a thumbnail of the
    >>picture?

    >
    > Click on an empty spot (not a file) in your folder, and while pressing
    > the Ctrl-key, rotate the mouse-wheel either up or down.
    > You should see your pictures in a zillion different thumbnail sizes.
    > Choose the one that satisfies your requirements.
    >
    > Marco



  11. #11
    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: Why does Vista not show picture thumbnails?

    You're very welcome.

    Enjoy!

    --
    I Bleed Blue and Gold
    GO BEARS!


    "Stan Kay" <stan.kay@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    news:C97A723E-8B70-42D0-9FD9-2A2B80EF4E8C@microsoft.com...
    > Hi "Cal Bear '66",
    >
    > Your suggestion worked fine. Many thanks for your kind and prompt advice.
    >
    >
    > "Cal Bear '66" <xxx@xxx.org> wrote in message
    > news:O$nOB3Q2HHA.4680@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> Control Panel (Classic view) > Folder Options > View tab, uncheck 1st item
    >> (Always show icons, never thumbnails)
    >>
    >> --
    >> I Bleed Blue and Gold
    >> GO BEARS!
    >>
    >>
    >> "Charles W Davis" <Anthemwebs@lvcoxmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:9CE22146-3B58-426C-B2B4-8F8BFFB44C16@microsoft.com...
    >>> Open the folder in question and click on the little down arrow to the right
    >>> of Views and select; Extra Large Icons, Large Icons, Medium Icons, Small
    >>> Icons, List, Details or Tiles.
    >>> "Stan Kay" <stan.kay@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:885F69AF-4B8B-4542-A912-CBE951BAC026@microsoft.com...
    >>>> When I had Windows XP the MY Pictures folder gave me an option to show
    >>>> thumbnails of my photographs. Now that I have moved to Vista Ultimate ver
    >>>> 6000 I have no such option and every thumbnail shows the same image of the
    >>>> sea, mountains and clouds.
    >>>>
    >>>> Can anyone please tell me how to get it to show a thumbnail of the picture?
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >




  12. #12
    Ian Betts Guest

    Re: Why does Vista not show picture thumbnails?



    "Adam Albright" <AA@ABC.net> wrote in message
    news:hvbhb39auuk00l61hsbstja0qv53oum45k@4ax.com...
    > On Tue, 7 Aug 2007 17:42:13 +0100, "Ian Betts" <ian.betts@gmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Views menu is a toggle button, just click it several times, it changes the
    >>view each time.

    >
    > A toggle button only has two states, like a light switch can be off or
    > on. In software, the act of switching from one to another state is
    > often referred to as "toggling". Where you're giving more than two
    > choices you are no longer toggling. One example of a multiple choice
    > button is called a "radio button" when only one choice can be selected
    > from a list of several choices.
    >
    >

    OK so how would you describe the View radio button that shows four states.

    --
    Ian

    With patience there is always a way.

    Please Reply to Newsgroup so all can read.
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will be deleted.


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