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Posted September 28, 2012 - 05:37 PM

I know, i know... Why am I still using M$?
I would like to be able to store jpgs on my desktop that I have been referrencing a lot lately, but I'd like them to show as a thumbnail, not just an generic icon. Has anyone ever done this? Also, is it something the novice can accomplish or does it require a Mr. Wizard Decoder Ring and some Holy Water?

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Posted September 28, 2012 - 09:41 PM

Really why????? But if you must play with a second rate OS. I don't believe you can go in and tell XP to use thumbnails on the desktop but you may be able to go in and reset the icon on the properties page although I don't know if that will work with a jpg or not.

Your wizard Decoder Ring is on it's way! :poke:

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 06:09 AM

Try a Google search, Alan. Here's one I found.
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Posted September 29, 2012 - 06:13 AM

I found one that is a registry tweak.
http://www.askvg.com...-in-windows-xp/

I tried it, but it just reverted back to the old values.
They mention something about Windows File Protection and turning it off... :huh:
Not sure I want to do that...

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 06:26 AM

My Mac does this just fine.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 06:32 AM

My Mac does this just fine.


Yeah, that's right... Rub it in... :rolling:

Lately, I've been thinking about going back to Linux, but time has been an issue. Maybe when it's 20 below, & I won't be in such a hurry to be outside and want to tackle it again.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 06:37 AM

Yeah, that's right... Rub it in... :rolling:

Lately, I've been thinking about going back to Linux, but time has been an issue. Maybe when it's 20 below, & I won't be in such a hurry to be outside and want to tackle it again.


I keep thinking about that myself. Linux sounds daunting to the unititiated, but with a little research into your existing hardware compatibility, it's easier to work with than Windows IMO.

I've been a Unix and Linux admin on and off for the last 27 years. Never an expert - I'd consider myself maybe a 4 on the old 1-10 scale. But, in my experience, it's just not that difficult.
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Posted September 29, 2012 - 06:50 AM

The biggest reason I dumped Windows, is because I was tired of having to work on it all the time. I would spend a good portion of my time updating, cleaning crap out, defragging, and checking for malware and other crap. I ran Linux for a few years, and finally went to Mac. True Mac does have issues, but the maintenance is almost zero, it just works, I am wanting to buy a new iMac, mine is over 6 years old.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 07:04 AM

It's been a LONG time since I've had an XP machine.

I just checked, and in Win 7 it's easy.

With the folder you have your pics in set to SHOW ICONS, it's just a matter of opening it up in the file manager, and then RIGHT clicking & dragging it to the desktop, and select the MAKE SHORTCUT option.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 07:35 AM

I found another way to do this using Windows Paint, Alan.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 08:53 AM

Alan, I just called Bill over at M$ and he said you don't need that functionality! He also said just deal with it.

On a more serious note be careful messing with that registry Make a backup before you change anything or otherwise you may be re-installing Windows.
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Posted September 29, 2012 - 09:27 AM

From what I am reading on this, it's just a matter of resizing the pics to icon size and being able to save in an .ico format. The last post I made uses MS Paint to do this within the XP environment, so no issues should arise with the registry or Windows File protection.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 11:01 AM

Linux has STRANGE commands! "Touch" to create a file, "More" AND "Less" to type the file out. Truly bizzare stuff.

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Posted September 29, 2012 - 09:47 PM

Linux is base on Unix
Unix was made years ago by AT&T (old ma bell) - long before Gates thought about a OS
it was used at that time by programmers
AT&T gave it the University of California - Berkeley years ago to improve.

most of the satellites in space use unix os and they have been working for years
and a lot the internet system backbone are using Unix or Linux

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Posted September 30, 2012 - 01:53 AM

Linux is not UNIX, it's an OS written to UNIX standards. Linux is just one of many OS's written to work like UNIX.

AT&T was under an antitrust investigation, and part of agreement with the justice department was to give away copies of UNIX to just about everybody. UNIX was written to use as a switchboard operating system. UNIX has been spread far and wide, and has thousands of branch the Berkly version is called BSD I and is just one of many of the more popular versions.




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