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  1. Posts : 943
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 22H2
       #521

    bamajon1974 said:
    I miswrote and should clarify that I would like to use the Explorer tab features of QTTabBar without all of the other features so, in addition to turning off the preview tooltip and subfolder options, is there anything else extra hidden away?

    I found that the image/text/sound preview tooltips, while useful, seem to slow Explorer down while displaying the data. I also found that QTTabBar does have some quirks and bugs that arise while trying to integrate into Explorer that might be able to be solved with just a little more attention, but, unfortunately, the author of the program seems to post new versions for a short time then abandon the program for many month stretches and apparently requests for help fall on deaf ears. Fortunately, the tabs part works ok so I can live with just that aspect of the program.

    Thanks!
    It's hard to say what's "hidden". I think you can go through the options & uncheck just about everything except the tabs. Under "General", you will find a button near the bottom to "Export now". So every time you find that you've disabled what you want & it still works, I'd save the options.
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  2. Posts : 519
    Win7 Pro X64, Win10 Pro x640
       #522

    Understood. Thank you for your help.
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  3. Posts : 943
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 22H2
       #523

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  4. Posts : 29
    Windows 10
       #524

    Speed up Windows File Explorer


    Is there a way to speed up Windows File Explorer when it opens? When I open a new folder, it takes a while for it to scan the files in it, where I can then start clicking on things or do any action after that.

    I think this slowness might come from QtTabBar, because it offers Video and Audio preview of files when you hover the mouse cursor over files.

    Has anyone else experienced this?
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  5. Posts : 42,494
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
    Thread Starter
       #525

    Hi, what is it that suggests this to you? What do you see?
    it takes a while for it to scan the files in it
    Try e.g.
    How to Fix When File Explorer Quick Access Is Slow or Not Working - MajorGeeks
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  6. Posts : 29
    Windows 10
       #526

    It's mostly when I open a folder that contains video files (I think). I recorded Windows File Explorer Behavior. Is there a way to upload a video file somewhere so you can see what happens?
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  7. Posts : 42,494
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
    Thread Starter
       #527

    Have you tried opening that folder with/without thumbnails?

    You can upload a video to any suitable site then post a link.. I believe there's a limit to the size of forum attachments. (E.g. Go Advanced. paperclip icon). There are forum usage guidelines from links at the top.
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  8. Posts : 29
    Windows 10
       #528

    That is in fact what I suspect is slowing everything down. I don't want to get rid of Thumbnails though. I find it very useful when looking for a specific image or a specific PDF document.

    QTTabBar offers the preview of an Audio file or a Video file when you hover the mouse over a file. Perhaps disabling this specific feature would do the trick? Is that even possible?

    - - - Updated - - -

    On another note, is there a keyboard shortcut that can pop out a tab from the current File Explorer Window? In the Keyboard Shortcuts option pane, there is "Open current folder in new window", which does most of what I want. The part that's missing is then to close the tab in the previous window. Is there perhaps an option I might have missed?
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  9. Posts : 42,494
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
    Thread Starter
       #529

    Hi, it's not clear if you've actually tried disabling thumbnails as an experiment- or that you only suspect it.

    One way to determine whether Qttabbar has any impact is simply to
    a. back up its settings (so you can readily have it running as it was)
    - you could also create a System Restore point, but I'd back up the settings anyway
    b. uninstall it

    I've not experienced this problem myself.

    I can't add anything more on your other point.
    Last edited by dalchina; 16 Aug 2022 at 09:35.
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  10. Posts : 29
    Windows 10
       #530

    I uninstalled and reinstalled QTTabBar. The issue left and came back on reinstallation. I disabled Thumbnail Preview, and the issue remained also (I was surprised).

    Is there a way for me to share a video file. It would make it crystal clear the issue I'm trying to describe. I even managed to shrink the 20 second video file to 700KB, which is reasonable.
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