Saturday, April 25, 2009

Reduce Thumbnail size to load faster in Explorer. (XP tricks)

Thumbnail view provides and easy way to explore through all theclicknrun images & pictures contained in a folder in a single go, but if you have low system memory then using this feature can become a bit of a drain on your system. For faster exploring, it is possible to lower the thumbnail size and quality by a simple registry trick. Just Follow the simple tricks!

Step 1: Go to start and click on RUN.

Step 2: Type “REGEDIT

Step 3: This will Open the registry. In the left pane, navigate to :

“ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft \ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer “ 

Step 4: Create a new DWORD value called ThumbnailSize, and set the value between 32 and 256. ( This reduces the size of thumbnails in Explorer. Something around 45 will be fine)

Step 5:And/or create another DWORD value called ThumbnailQuality, and set the value between 50 and 100. ( This sets the quality of thumbnails! )

This simple Editing will reduce the load on the system while you browse in thumbnail view.