There are so many ways that you can customize Vista. Did you know that you can even change the size of your thumbnails? Unfortunately, the process is a little more difficult than just a click of the mouse.
To alter the size of thumbnails, you have to add a new value to the registry. Just follow the steps listed below only after you have completed a registry backup (or at least make a copy of the key you are altering).
- Click Start and type Registry Editor in the Search field.
- Press Enter.
- Within the Registry Editor, locate the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer.
- From the Edit menu, point to New, and click DWORD Value.
- Type in ThumbnailSize and press Enter.
- Double click the new value. Enter in a hexadecimal value between 32 and 256.
- Close the registry editor.
When you are entering in a value, remember that 32 is the lowest and 256 is the highest. So if you use a value of 32, your thumbnails will be at their smallest. You may have to test a few different values until you find a thumbnail size you are happy with.
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