brottj

Is there any change I can make to my registry to allow thumbnail images of html files to display in Windows Explorer

An HTML file that begins with the tag <HTML> shows the generic IE place holder in Windows Explorer. Also, no image shows in the Preview Pane.

An HTML file that begins with the tag <TABLE> or <DIV> shows the generic IE place holder in Windows Explorer, but does show the file's image in the Preview Pane.

I've found some articles on the web, but they refer to HTML Thumbnail Extractor using the following CLSID: {EAB841A0-etc.} but this CLSID does not exist on my system and I don't know all the values to use to create it.

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium, on a pre-loaded HP Pavilion.

Hoping someone can help,

Janet



Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista Thumbnails of HTML Files in Windows Explorer

Goodmane

I also loved this feature in XP and really want a thumbnail based version of both the standard favorites folder, and also the option to create special folders of html shortcuts with their own thumbnails of the websites they link to.

I use the favorites folder for general web pages I want to save, but for my top twenty usual websites that I visit all the time, I had a folder linked to from objectdock, it worked like the 'games' folder does in Vista, but for websites. It was awesome.

The only problem was XP didn't display high resolution thumbnails. With Vista the icons and thumbnails are high resolution, but they're just big 'e's. !!! Someone please help! Microsoft Vista engineers, how about a feature update

If this feature has been removed due to security issues, let's have a way to enable it cos thats what anti-virus software is for right ! P.S. Love Vista generally though!

Cheers





Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista Thumbnails of HTML Files in Windows Explorer

Goodmane

Thats's funny, days searching with no luck and as soon as I put it down in writing I get a break... here you go then

http://www.netvisualize.com/

NetVisualise could be the answer we're both looking for. I haven't used it yet, and I have no idea whether it will work okay with Vista. But its a step in the right direction I think! Let's hope it works.

The search for something free still continues though, come on people!





Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista Thumbnails of HTML Files in Windows Explorer

Goodmane

As for the thumbnails of websites in Vista, I intend to try out the 'netvisualize' method of saving your preferred sites to an html page, and adding a link to this on object dock or the IE7 taskbar. Not sure if this works yet, but the principle is sound I think, in effect its sidestepping the problem of not being able to view thumbnails in Vista, by creating them in a customised html page!

Hopefully my new links function will look something like 'Quick tabs' from IE7 when I'm done, but it will show my favourites rather than current open tabs! I would much prefer a genuine Microsoft solution, especially if it could show the current website rather than just an old thumbnail!

Linkman (haven't tested it) is apparently a good option for those of you who are having issues with managing their favourites folder (seemingly only sortable by name, not date in Vista)





Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista Thumbnails of HTML Files in Windows Explorer

Goodmane

Update: Just downloaded Opera, an alternative internet browser for Vista, which is FREE.

Opera has a feature called Speed Dial which effectively shows thumbnails of your favorite 9 websites. It works well.