PDF thumbnails in windows explorer - available in windows 10S??


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    PDF thumbnails in windows explorer - available in windows 10S??


    I typically use foxit reader in order to show PDF thumbnail previews in Windows explorer.

    Is there something available in the windows store which will do the same?
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
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    What do the thumbnail previews look like? I uise Adobe and all I ever see if the generic PDF thumbnail.
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  3. Posts : 17,831
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    scoob101 said:
    I typically use foxit reader in order to show PDF thumbnail previews in Windows explorer.

    Is there something available in the windows store which will do the same?
    I doubt it...

    I can't see a UWP App creating thumbnails in the Win32 platform, (if there even is a Win32 platform on W10S! I don't know)
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    Ztruker said:
    What do the thumbnail previews look like? I uise Adobe and all I ever see if the generic PDF thumbnail.
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  5. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
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    Ah, okay, thanks. Just checked that, will see what it does. So far nothing has changed. Do I need to reboot? Will it take4 a while for it to generate the icons?
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    Ztruker said:
    Ah, okay, thanks. Just checked that, will see what it does. So far nothing has changed. Do I need to reboot? Will it take4 a while for it to generate the icons?
    As long as you clicked Apply/OK.
    It may take a bit to generate the Thumbnails.
    Only shown in Extra Large, Large, Medium icons and Tiles.
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  7. Posts : 1,763
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    scoob101 said:
    I typically use foxit reader in order to show PDF thumbnail previews in Windows explorer. Is there something available in the windows store which will do the same?

    Won't give you a thumbnail preview but even better, you highlight the pdf (thumbnail/detail), press the spacebar and all the pages open much faster than opening in program. Works with many types of files too, like jpg, txt, etc -
    Microsoft Store/search for- Quick Look

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  8. Posts : 13,934
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    I didn't click OK. Did it this time and now I see the previews. I think I like it. Will see if it has a negative impact on performace over all. Definitely quicker opening PDFs.

    Thank you.
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    Ztruker said:
    I didn't click OK. Did it this time and now I see the previews. I think I like it. Will see if it has a negative impact on performace over all. Definitely quicker opening PDFs.

    Thank you.
    Don't know about performance but, it's probably a little heavier on the thumbnail cache.
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