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Windows 10 v1703 Questions and Answers
« on: April 18, 2017, 04:04:31 PM »
I used to see a little picture or icon of my images.
In the latest version of Windows v 1703 I see the following:

Any one know how to fix this ???
Before the question is asked, here's my setting which has not changed since the last version of Windows:
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Re: Windows 10 v1703 Questions and Answers
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 04:14:11 PM »
Doesn't unticking, "always show icon, never thumbnails" fix the problem? I just got done doing this for someone else and it worked as expected. And, if you hit Restore Defaults, what you are showing is not the default setting.
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Re: Windows 10 v1703 Questions and Answers
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 04:22:22 PM »
Doesn't unticking, "always show icon, never thumbnails" fix the problem? I just got done doing this for someone else and it worked as expected. And, if you hit Restore Defaults, what you are showing is not the default setting.
Duh...

Mystery solved. I should have read more carefully. :)
I would then have realized that it was the upgrade that changed the setting.
All Good now thanks. :)


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Re: Windows 10 v1703 Questions and Answers
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 04:24:30 PM »
Then I have a question. How do you get the Control Panel shortcut back on the Start Menu context menu? It used to be in the area of the red arrow. Please see attached.

I have pinned it to the Start Menu for easy access. I don't understand why MS decided to remove it.
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Re: Windows 10 v1703 Questions and Answers
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 04:47:12 PM »
That is not the start menu, but the quick link menu.

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Re: Windows 10 v1703 Questions and Answers
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2017, 04:53:21 PM »
Then I have a question. How do you get the Control Panel shortcut back on the Start Menu context menu? It used to be in the area of the red arrow. Please see attached.

I have pinned it to the Start Menu for easy access. I don't understand why MS decided to remove it.
You can use the details provided here to add control panel back to the menu, scroll down to "Customize Quick Access Menu in Windows 8" http://www.askvg.com/exclusive-customize-new-quick-access-menu-win-x-menu-in-windows-8-add-remove-rename-or-move-shortcuts-and-much-more/
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Re: Windows 10 v1703 Questions and Answers
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2017, 05:10:59 PM »
That is not the start menu, but the quick link menu.
Also called the Win X Menu since the shortcut to reach it is the Windows key and the X key.
To answer Charyb's question I've found this to be the easy way:
I used this tool:
http://winaero.com/comment.php?comment.news.30




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Re: Windows 10 v1703 Questions and Answers
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2017, 05:57:09 PM »
Doesn't unticking, "always show icon, never thumbnails" fix the problem? I just got done doing this for someone else and it worked as expected. And, if you hit Restore Defaults, what you are showing is not the default setting.
Duh...

Mystery solved. I should have read more carefully. :)
I would then have realized that it was the upgrade that changed the setting.
All Good now thanks. :)
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I had been having this conundrum when trying out the windows snipping tool and Greenshot - having seen that option it isn't exactly clear - I always set image folders to show thumbnails, but could find no reference to thumbnails and as far as I was aware I wanted thumbnails not pictures.

And that darn window 10 ribbon affair is a pain in the backside, trying to find the old dead easy to find the Folder Options didn't make it any easier. Why the hell that option isn't in plain sight in the ribbon is beyond me.

So this option exactly clear, these 'pictures' that are displayed look just like 'thumbnails' in my other systems. Looks like thumbnails as a word/description has gone out of fashion.
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Re: Windows 10 v1703 Questions and Answers
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2017, 06:21:58 PM »
Getting to the File Explorer Options isn't hard:
Click on start > Type "file explorer options " and select the search result.
There are a dozen other ways. :) 

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Re: Windows 10 v1703 Questions and Answers
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2017, 06:49:58 PM »
Yes, I did find that, but all of those 'other' options for layout in the Ribbon, why not have it there in what I would consider the logical place.

Or why not have that option much higher up the chain in the View menu. The old ways aren't necessarily bad, you're in the file explorer and it has a menu, Tools > Folder Options and bang there you are and not a ribbon in sight.
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Re: Windows 10 v1703 Questions and Answers
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2017, 05:09:15 PM »
Thanks for the help. I will give these suggestions a try soon.

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Re: Windows 10 v1703 Questions and Answers
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2017, 05:24:35 PM »
I have a Dell Vostro 1700 which runs like a charm on the last build of Windows 10 v 1607.
As soon as I update that system to Windows 10 v1703, I have no internet. It doesn't recognize my Wifi
I can't even plug in the Ethernet cable. Any one else running into this and has any one found a fix ???
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Re: Windows 10 v1703 Questions and Answers
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2017, 05:34:47 PM »
I don't have a Dell but have you gone into device manager/network adapters and made sure both drivers are enabled and updated?
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Re: Windows 10 v1703 Questions and Answers
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2017, 05:49:49 PM »

Unless I keep the system on the 1607 build I have no problems.
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Re: Windows 10 v1703 Questions and Answers
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2017, 05:55:20 PM »
Do you see the network adapters in device manager?