Main Window - Options | Viewing - Window                    Ctrl+J

View Window - View | Preferences - Window                    F9

 

 

Click on the links above to view extended information on each dialog tab.

 

 

This tab allows you to control the various settings related to view windows.

 

Initial Size

 

Automatic. The size of the view window is based on the size of the image or metafile being displayed.

 

Full screen. The entire screen is used to display the picture, without menu bar or caption. See: View | Full Screen for more information on this mode.

 

Maximize. The window is maximized.

 

Remember last. The size of the view window will be opened the last size used.

 

Exactly. The view windows will be sized to the exact (X,Y) dimensions.

 

 

Initial Stretching

 

Don't stretch images. The image is not initially stretched.

 

Fit images to window. The image is always stretched or reduced to fill as much of the window as possible (depending on the setting for Maintain aspect ratio).

 

Reduce images to window. Initially, the image will be set to Stretch to fit mode only if the image is larger than the window ThumbsPlus creates for it. Otherwise, the image will be centered.

 

Fit images to window width. The width of the image will be stretched to fit the width of the window. This is especially useful for documents in portrait orientation (higher than wide).

 

Fit images to window height. The height of the image will be stretched to fit the height of the window. This is especially useful for documents in landscape orientation (wider than high).

 

Maintain aspect ratio. The ratio between the width and height of the image is kept constant, to avoid distorting the image.

 

 

Initial Position

 

Upper left. The view windows will be positioned in the upper left of the monitor.

 

Cascaded. The view windows will be cascaded from the upper left of the monitor.

 

Centered. The view windows will be centered on the monitor.

 

Remember last. The view windows will be opened at the last position used.

 

Exactly. The view windows will be opened at the exact (X,Y) coordinates.

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

Monitor for view windows. Available in multiple monitor mode ONLY. Select which monitor(s) you want to use for opening view windows. This option works with Windows 98, ME, 2000 and XP only. The available options are: # (specific monitor), (all) image is stretched across all monitors, and (same) the image is stretched across only the monitor in which the main ThumbsPlus is displayed.

 

Use all monitors for tiled or synched views. Check this option (for multiple monitors only) to have ThumbsPlus tile or synch views across all available monitors. If unchecked, ThumbsPlus will use the setting of Monitor for view windows to determine where to open view windows.

 

Max number of view windows. Use to select the maximum number of View windows which ThumbsPlus can manage at one time. Select a number between 1 and 40. Once this limit is reached (approximately), ThumbsPlus will close the oldest window before opening another.

 

Button size for audio/video. Use to select the size of audio/video control buttons that will be displayed for movie and sound file playback. The available options are small and large buttons.