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06-03-2007, 02:15 AM
How do I activate the thumbnail view in the finder (i think that's what it's called...the my computer counterpart in MacOSX)? I have a folder with jpegs in it and wanted to be able to see them in thumbnail. the options are only: icon, list , and the other one (kinda like cascading type as you open folders).

I'm a recent switcher and in my windows PC jpegs and pngs and be viewed as thumbnails.

Thanks (^_^)

06-03-2007, 02:35 AM
Go to a folder.
Set it to Icon View, if it isn't already.
Then do View > Show View Options (it's also in the context/right-click menu, and also, keyboard shortcut: Cmd J)
Check "Show icon preview"
Increase the Icon Size as needed. (the Windows XP Thumbnail view's icon size is 96 x 96)

side note:
In Windows, the folders and the Desktop (which is called the Finder in Mac OS X) is called "Windows Explorer" or "explorer.exe"

06-03-2007, 02:37 AM
I don't have the macbook with me now but I'll try it later. Thanks for the quick reply (^o^)

06-03-2007, 06:56 AM
there should also be a button on the finder window a the top to the left.

06-03-2007, 07:30 AM
You can't have it any easier than clicking a button like fearlessfreap24 says! :Cool: