Turning On/Off File Preview Pane

This section provides a tutorial example on how to turn on or turn off file preview pane in Windows Explorer.

Windows Explorer on Windows 7 also supports a Preview pane that allows to see the content of the selected file on the Windows Explorer screen. Here is how to turn on the Preview pane and see the preview of a picture file.

1. Run Windows Explorer and go to C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Landscapes.

2. Click menu: Organizer > Layout > Preview pane to make sure that "Preview pane" is checked. You will see the Preview pane" showing up on the right hand side of the Windows Explorer screen.

3. Click on file name img7.jpg. You will see the picture in img7.jpg displayed in the Preview pane:
Microsoft Windows 7 - File Preview Pane

Note that turning on preview pane may slow down your computer when you are browsing your folders and files. So turn it off if you don't need it.

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 Outdated Tutorials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