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Thumbnails not displaying

Post by wassup » 2004 Jan 11, 23:21

With the alpha xplorer2 0.0.0.53 when I select Thumbnail view I get mostly NO THUMB except for .bmp's which display fine,
Any ideas?

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Post by fgagnon » 2004 Jan 12, 01:28

Check the file sizes you are trying to preview.
I suspect the graphic files that do not display are larger than the setting of the registry key value for nMaxFileSizeThumb.

To display larger files in the QuickView pane, exit all instances of x2 and use regedit to set a larger value.

Start|Run|Open:[regedit] ... & navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ZabaraKatranemia Plc\xplorer2
& edit the data for keyName nMaxFileSizeThumb

When you restart x2, you should be able to see a previiew of all files up to the size limit you set. (Hint: a setting of 0 results in no limit.)

(& It shouldn't be a function of file type -- except that text files should display the text & files that are judged to be binary will display in HEX.)

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Post by wassup » 2004 Jan 12, 02:28

Thanks for reply.
Changed the value to 0 and .bmp's show up bright and clear but still only .bmp's.
I suspect this is a system problem.

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Post by fgagnon » 2004 Jan 12, 02:36

What types of files are not displaying in the preview pane?
Have they displayed properly for you with an earlier version of x2?

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Post by wassup » 2004 Jan 12, 04:17

When I choose View/Pane Style/Thumbnails I get Folder Icons and .bmp files displayed, everything else is NO THUMB.
I have used 2xExplorer extensively but this is my first attempt at xplorer2.

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Post by mimeryme » 2004 Jan 12, 08:30

Can you view the files as thumbnails in explorer?

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Post by fgagnon » 2004 Jan 12, 12:25

Please explain your use of "everything else" with some specific file types (& their size) -- especially for a graphics file that previews OK for you with 2xExplorer.

Also please be more specific for "NO THUMB" (i.e. "blank", or "get a HEX list instead of a picture")

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Post by JRz » 2004 Jan 12, 16:42

fgagnon wrote:Please explain your use of "everything else" with some specific file types (& their size) -- especially for a graphics file that previews OK for you with 2xExplorer.

Also please be more specific for "NO THUMB" (i.e. "blank", or "get a HEX list instead of a picture")
Fred, I think wassup is referring to the thumbnails displayed in the pane and not the separate preview window which you can get by hitting Ctrl+Q. You don't get a hex listing when and icon isn't found in the file/folder which is shown in the pane, but a little icon showing the text 'NO THUMB' between two horizontal bars.

I think you're talking about different things here... :wink:

@wassup I do get perfect thumbnails for all kinds of graphic formats, such as gif, jpg and bmp. So it must be something in your settings or system. The question is already asked, but do you see thumbnails for the formats other than bmp in windows explorer??
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Post by fgagnon » 2004 Jan 12, 18:35

By golly, you are right Jan -- I didn't think of that because I don't use 'thunbnails' for my pane style as a rule (I prefer 'details', almost exclusively) & missed wassup's plain statement of using that pane style. :oops:

But when I tried it, I DO see thumbnails properly displayed for most types of graphics files, & "NO THUMB" for other file types.
Other file types include plain text files & proprietary graphic files that need profe$$ional software to view or non-public-domain formatted graphic files, regardless of extension. Even Microsoft Office files (.xls, .doc, .ppt) display thumbnails providing that when they were saved, they have the "save preview picture" attribute turned ON.

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Post by JRz » 2004 Jan 13, 08:07

Yep, same goes for me. I too see all thumbnails that can be expected to work because of the file type association (.doc == Winword, and so on). And yes, I too use 'details' view almost exclusively (like to be in control and see as much files as possible on the limited space of a pane). I think thumbnails view is useful though when viewing folders with all pictures (photo's and the like) in them (but QuickView gives you a better view).

So I think wassup is having the same difficulties when using explorer. Let's see what he has to tell us about that ;)
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