How to display Preview
- Point a media file by mouse cursor
- Press arrow keys and select a media file
- Press assigned keyboard shortcut to show preview of selected file in Folder View and Subfolder Menu
Preview on Subfolder Menu
Supported file types
|Movie and music||
Everything that Windows Media Player can play.
Album art images are displayed in music preview window if any embedded.
Also supports Play List file such as .m3u, .m3u8, .pls, .wpl files.
Currently supports .bmp, .dib, .rle, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .jfif, .gif, .emf, .wmf, .tif, .tiff, .png, .wdp image files.
Other file types that thumbnails are displayed in Folder View, such as Office files, are also previewed if you add those file extensions to Option Window.
|Text||Automatically detects encodings of text files. (Sometimes fails, though...)|
Control Preview Window
Preview Window can be controled by keyboard shortcuts. By default, num-pad keys are assigned.
Your keyboard doesn't have num-pad? Assign to other keys in Option Window!
|Back / Forward||
When playing movie or music file, skips back / forward 10 seconds. (Not all media types allow this operations.)
When displaying text preview, scrolls vertically.
|Pause||Pause or resume while playing movie or music file.|
|Slower / Faster||Plays 10% slower / faster. (Not all media types allow this operations.)|
|Reset speed||Plays at normal speed.|
|Shrink / Enlarge||Shrink or enlarge Preview Window size when playing movie, music, or image file. (The window will not be enlarged over mouse cursor or source file icon.)|
|Reset size||Reset Preview Window size to default.|
|Try Full Size||
Tries to enlarge the window to the size of original source. (The window will not be enlarged over mouse cursor or source file icon.)
This is toggled on and off.
|Send to corner||Move Preview Window to the corner of screen.|
|Volume + / -||Turn up / down the loudness of movie and music preview.|
Preview Window goes full screen in the monitor specified in the Option Window.
Full screen can be locked when playing movie or music file by click on button on the window or pressing keyboard shortcut.
Locked window won't vanish and continues playing even if it loses focus. Another Preview Window is available in other screens.
To exit full screen mode, press ESC key or double-click on the window.
|Play previous / next track||
Plays previous / next file in the Folder View.
When playing play-list file, plays previous / next track.
|Move full-screen window to the previous / next monitor||Works in multi-monitor environment.|
Video playback freezes
Video preview freezes and won't work anymore until Explorer restarts in some environments. This happens when preview window that is playing H264 videos is moved between Primary monitor and Secondary monitors. Reported occurrences are in PCs that are equipped with Intel HD Graphics.
Consider turning off hardware acceleration support in Preview setting in the Options Window.