File Explorer vertical spacing issue


  1. Posts : 10
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       #1

    File Explorer vertical spacing issue


    My issue is similar to this: File Explorer Thumbnail Preview Spacing

    There is a lot of vertical space for video files in file explorer, but if I click the same folder in the address bar (refresh it), the spacing reduces to very little. The spacing also reduces if I scroll down and up, the affected area's block of space has diminished. I do not know how long this has been happening, but I have just noticed it. I've deleted/rebuilt thumbnail cache, didn't help. It doesn't seem to affect pictures for some reason, just videos.

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  2. AndreTen's Avatar
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       #2

    you are not alone with this error. No obvious solutions out there. There is one sugestion on superuser site:

    Scroll down to MINIMUM size and than up to MAXIMUM size. Because if the asker only scroll one down and one up that won't fix the space problem.
    Scroll down means Control + mouse scroll = zoom

    Not sure if this will work (can't test it, as I don't have this problem), but worth a try
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  3. Posts : 10
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    It didn't work unfortunately, thanks though
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    I can confirm that Winaero's tweaker does change the vertical spacing of both icons on the desktop and icons as thumbnails viewed in file explorer- with the same adjustment. See screenshots:

    File Explorer Thumbnail Preview Spacing

    Winaero's explanation:
    Change Desktop icon spacing in Windows 10 and Windows 8 / 8.1
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  5. Posts : 10
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    Nice, I'll try that out. Thanks.

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    dalchina said:
    I can confirm that Winaero's tweaker does change the vertical spacing of both icons on the desktop and icons as thumbnails viewed in file explorer- with the same adjustment. See screenshots:

    File Explorer Thumbnail Preview Spacing

    Winaero's explanation:
    Change Desktop icon spacing in Windows 10 and Windows 8 / 8.1
    That didn't change anything. There is still a lot of space when initially opening a folder, followed by it being completely removed when refreshing it or scrolling

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    I can confirm it only affects videos/picture files with thumbnails. I tried with my new laptop, and the videos were normally spaced (no padding), but then I installed k-lite which generated the thumbnails and it exhibited the same behavior.. lots of spacing. I wouldn't mind all that spacing if it didn't decrease completely when scrolling down and up or clicking on the folder in the addresss bar. I just want the spacing to be constant. Is it possible k-lite is conflicting with the windows thumbnailer? I can't find many interesting options in the k-lite settings
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  6. AndreTen's Avatar
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    Do you use Media player classic (MPC) with k-llite?
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  7. Posts : 10
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    No, I use mpv. I did try changing the player to VLC and MPC to see if it had any affect on the thumbnails, but it didn't
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  8. AndreTen's Avatar
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    Alexander09138 said:
    No, I use mpv. I did try changing the player to VLC and MPC to see if it had any affect on the thumbnails, but it didn't
    good catch about k-lite. I'm not familiar with these packs, just noticed on net, that you can generate all Thumbnails for all video files.. Hope someone with K-lite installed will show and offer some advice. If not, I'll ask for some extra help.
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