Yes, so far changing their size to the smallest possible is the best work-around I've seen. I too often use thumbnails, but both Thumbs+ and ACDSee are much preferable for this. I have not at any point needed or wanted either windows explorer *or* any file requester to display thumbnails. A rarely used feature of ACDSee Image Fox was to show a *preview* of a pic if you clicked it, which always made more sense to me than generating thumbnails for the whole folder! >I bought a digital camera and trying to work with the pictures is more of a >hassle (although less expensive) than just taking film in and picking up >finished pictures later. I thought Windows XP was supposed to make this >process *easy*! :) > > >I'm not sure what you mean by requesters, please explain? I guess you've figured it out by now - the box you get e.g. in MS Paint when opening files. But if you really want to deal with large quantities of images you need Thumbs+ (www.cerious.com). Free evaluation available, but well worth the $75 price. At 02:02 AM 6/15/2002, you wrote: >I misunderstood your question. When I use Explorer to open a folder, the >settings (details. list, etc. are retained. Using the "Open" dialogue from >an application is another matter, especially for system folders such as My >Pictures. >Annoyances.org has a good solution at: >http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article03-203 >(3 suggested solutions-too long to include here.) >Although I find the thumbnail view very helpful, it's annoying that MS >thinks they know best in such situations. - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.