Annoying thumbnail of the file icon that blocks view when moving files

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  1. Posts : 27
    Win 7 Pro, maybe Win 10 Pro
       #1

    Annoying thumbnail of the file icon that blocks view when moving files


    W10 Pro 22H2

    I'm not referring to this (as far as I can tell);
    Enable or Disable Thumbnail Previews in File Explorer in Windows 10

    But, the annoying large box that pops up when one tries to move files, blocking part of the page. I have the Desktop Icons set to the smallest size, but that didn't seem to do anything (as suggested elsewhere).

    What's the solution to unnecessary so called 'feature'??
    \Annoying thumbnail of the file icon that blocks view when moving files-annoying-thumbnail-icon-when-moving-files.png
    Last edited by videobruce; 10 Mar 2023 at 14:41. Reason: typo
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  2. Posts : 42,467
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #2

    That should be translucent- so you can see through it.

    Long ago there was a thread about that.. a matter of finding it.

    How long has it been like that?
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  3. Posts : 27
    Win 7 Pro, maybe Win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I have the box about showing Thumbnails unchecked, but that only removes the enlarged Icon image, the box is still there.

    It's always been there ever since I loaded the O/S a couple of weeks ago.
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  4. Posts : 42,467
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    This is what I see e.g. dragging a pdf file.
    Annoying thumbnail of the file icon that blocks view when moving files-untitled.png

    What is being dragged is contained within a translucent box (see-through) and the image or icon is also somewhat translucent so you can see when it's going if you drop it.

    As to why yours is solid- I can't recall what does that- just know I've seen it discussed at some point.
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  5. Posts : 27
    Win 7 Pro, maybe Win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Translucent (which still blocks the view) or not, it's an annoyance and unnecessary. There must be a way to stop it.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Is this the thread you were talking about?;
    Cursor icon blocking view of folders during move

    I also found this (note the factual, negative comments there also with no solution);
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...f-5164b700d378
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  6. Posts : 42,467
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #6

    Good find. You'll notice that the poster shows a screenshot of a solid square which completely blocks the target.

    I don't know of a way to suppress that image completely offhand

    If you rt click and drag, the same image occurs (which should be translucent) but when you release the mouse button it disappears so you have nothing obscuring your view of the target.
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  7. Posts : 27
    Win 7 Pro, maybe Win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I went back and loaded the 1st image of the O/S I saved and it shows a translucent box you mentioned when I try to move the file via a right click, NOT a solid box like I have now. I must then guess it's Open-Shell that is causing the 'solid background', but translucent or not it still is unacceptable, it still hinders moving files and has absolutely NO use.
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  8. Posts : 42,467
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #8

    Open Shell has no such effect that I've seen.

    Feel free to make your feelings known to MS via the Feedback Hub app - FWIW.

    Maybe someone somewhere has found a way to suppress it.

    You may prefer to try rt click drag & drop as I suggested.
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  9. Posts : 27
    Win 7 Pro, maybe Win 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #9

    The only other change was I'm using the Aero theme so I can have borders around a File Explorer window that whatever the stock theme is called doesn't have.
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  10. Posts : 42,467
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #10

    Odd. I've used the Aero theme and not found that happen.
    Suggest you try again cautiously and see if the box changes. Easy way:
    Annoying thumbnail of the file icon that blocks view when moving files-1.jpg

    I use Stardock's Curtains. That changes the frame for standard windows- you can choose your theme from a wide range and also create your own. That's not Windowblinds- a lot simpler but good.
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