Main Window - Options | Preferences - Thumbnail View

Thumbnail View Popup Menu - Preferences...



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This dialog tab allows you to control the display of the thumbnail view nd thumbnails in ThumbsPlus. Note that many of these options can be controlled more quickly using the Options | Display, Options | Sort by, Options | Which Files, and Options | Show for Files menu selections.


Order by


Selects the primary and secondary sort orders in which files are displayed in the thumbnail view. You can sort by Name, Numeric name, Type, File Size, Date, Width, Height, Orientation, Dimensions, Similarity, Path, Resolution, MD5, Random or None (unsorted). You can also change the sort method using the Options | Sort by menu selection. You may also sort in Descending order, with Thumbnails first or Thumbnails last.



File options


Name mask. Check this option and enter a mask that ThumbsPlus should use when displaying files in the thumbnail view. This mask will override the types selected in the File Types dialog box. These items may also be selected using the Options | Which Files menu selection.


Include hidden files. Causes ThumbsPlus to display system and hidden files in addition to normal files.


Watch changes in folder. Uncheck this option to disable ThumbsPlus watching for updated, new or deleted files in the current folder. This may improve performance in folders with many files.


Always show child folders. This option turns "Child folder" viewing on for all folders and drives – too slow for general use, but added by request. To display the current folder only with files from its child folders, use Options | Which Files | Child Folders, or right-click the folder and pick Child Folders from the context menu.



Mouse wheel behavior


Use windows mouse settings. Check this option to Window's settings for mouse wheel scrolling.


Always scroll one row. Check this option to only scroll one row at a time when using the mouse scroll wheel.



Thumbnail display. Select the thumbnail view to configure by picking from the Thumbnail Display dropdown list.


Select the items you wish to view for each file by checking the options Thumbnail, Name, Path, File Size, Date/Time, Dimensions, Resolution, MD5 Digest, Annotation, and Keywords. These items may also be selected using the Options | Show for Files menu selection.


Font. Use this button to specify a custom font for each of the five available thumbnail views. The font selection may also be made from the thumbnail view caption bar.


Size %. You can also enlarge or reduce the thumbnails on the fly. This is especially useful for very high resolution displays (1240x1024 and higher), or if you want to see a lot of thumbnails simultaneously. The stretching operation makes the thumbnail view display slightly slower. The size percentage ranges from 10% to 400%. The thumbnail size percentage selection may also be made from the thumbnail view caption bar.


Layout. Select the desired layout for the thumbnail view. Available layouts are either Vertical or Horizontal.


Show grid. Select this option to display a grid around the thumbnail area in the thumbnail view.


Expanded. Select this option to enlarge (when displaying) thumbnails that are smaller than the currently stored thumbnail dimensions.


3D thumbnail frame. Select this option to display a three dimensional border around the edges of thumbnails.


Enable popup tips. Select this option to display popup image tips in the thumbnail view. Click [Setup] to configure options for the popup image tips.


Autoscroll partial thumbnails. Check this option to have ThumbsPlus automatically scroll the thumbnail view when you click on a thumbnail that is not completely visible in the thumbnail view.


Enable color management. Check this option to have ThumbsPlus use Windows Color Management when displaying thumbnails.