[24hoursupport] Re: Windows XP Questions

  • From: Joe Parker <joe.parker@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 10:16:23 -0400

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
>Annoyances.org has a good solution at:
>(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.

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