Tip:Hide the File names in Thumbnail View, Problem:File Name missing in thumbnail view

| Thursday, March 19, 2009
There is a feature in WindowsXp which may seem to be like a problem when it happen accidently.
"All of a sudden...only when I am in "thumbnail view" in "my Pictures"...the writing (heading) under each folder is'nt there. The folders are there...it's just that you have to float your cursor over each one so that the title of each one comes up. Once I go into any of the subfolders it's normal and ok. It's just the first "my pictures" main page. If I change view to icons, etc...I do get the headings or titles of the folders...but not in thumbnail view. Wierd huh?
Solution : Its so easy.....Just To turn off filenames, hold down the Shift key when you click to open a folder in Windows Explorer or when you switch into thumbnail view. This will turn of the file names, giving more space for the thumbnails. Doing it again turns them back on.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps. But the problem is: next time you open the folder and go from "list" to "thumbnail" view, the names are lost again!! Is there a more permanent solution?

Anonymous said...

To achieve a permanent solution, one way is to go to "Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> Apply to all Folders", once you have the file names under the Thumbnails. If you don't like that for all, next switch to a different view and again apply "Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> Apply to all Folders". At least, next time when you open a folder and go to "thumbnail view", the filenames will now be there. Disadvantage: it erases the settings you may have done for other individual folders. Perhaps there is a better solution.

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