Always Show Icons, Never Thumbnails

This section provides a tutorial example on how to control picture icon or thumbnail display options in Windows Explorer.

If you follow the tutorial in the previous section and only see large icons displayed instead of thumbnail pictures, you need to change following folder view option setting:

1. Go to folder, C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Landscapes.

2. Click menu: Organize > Folder and search options. You see the Folder Options dialog box showing up.

3. Click View tag and click "Always show icons, never thumbnails" to make unchecked.

3. Click OK to apply the change. You see large icons being replaced by large picture thumbnails.

Actually, for better performance, you should make "Always show icons, never thumbnails" checked to display icons only:
Microsoft Windows 7 - Displaying File Icons or Thumbnails

Last update: 2012.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

Introduction to Windows Explorer

 What Is Windows Explorer?

 Viewing File Properties

 Turning On/Off File Preview Pane

 Options of File Listing in a Folder

Always Show Icons, Never Thumbnails

 Best Seetings of Folder Options

 Applying Folder Options to All Folders

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version