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Author Topic: IDEA: display first page of pdf, when hovering over the pdf file  (Read 1675 times)
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« on: October 09, 2011, 06:02:42 AM »

hello
is it possible to display a popup with the first page of a pdf, when hovering over a pdf file in Windows Explorer?
same with text, image, etc files
thanks
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 06:38:32 AM »

Yes - with Quick Pdf Tools you can do that and much more! I find it invaluable... and its FREE  Thmbsup

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011, 06:40:14 AM »

Not sure if u need Windows 7....
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 07:10:25 AM »

Not sure if u need Windows 7....

Win7 is a big no for me
how about text files, images, etc?
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2011, 10:06:56 AM »

No program will display a pdf popup in Explorer, merely on hover, they all need you to first activate the file - also Quick Tool (right-click). There are a couple of viewers that will display them all, pdf pics text rtf, but not in Explorer. Wouldn't it be enough for you to have page 1 as a thumbnail (view: "large icons")?:




I use Nitro Pro 6 OCR, but almost any good pdf editor will give you this feature in Explorer. For pre-viewing photos and text files, I use Quizo QTTabbar, but I cannot make a screenshot of it, to show.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2011, 11:10:35 AM »

Wouldn't it be enough for you to have page 1 as a thumbnail (view: "large icons")?:

I already use this feature now, but it does not work in desktop and it does not work when I have set folder view to "details" (which is my prefered)
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2011, 11:27:55 AM »

Win7 is a big no for me
how about text files, images, etc?
Following up on the post by CleverCat, Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Quick PDF Tools
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2011, 12:21:56 PM »

Win7 is a big no for me
how about text files, images, etc?
Following up on the post by CleverCat, Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Quick PDF Tools

this app doesn't do what the title of the thread says, not in pdf, neither in any kind of file, unless, I miss something
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2011, 01:03:17 AM »

@kalos:
The Windows Explorer replacement tool, xplorer¬≤, has a "Quck View" function, where it can do rather more than just show the first page of a file. For example, for any file you select (not hover) it can  give you things like:
* display the draft and native content of a .pdf file.
* display the draft and native contents of a Word file.
* display the contents of a .txt file.
* display an image file.
* play an .mp3 or other (sound file).
* play a video file (various formats).
* it will also display the text in many other files (e.g., html files, script files).

The display is made in a special Quick View window that is opened when you select Quick View. All you need to do is scroll through the files to see the display of contents.
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2011, 01:18:40 AM »

Forgot u need to right click  embarassed

But, PDF XChange Viewer does it on hover! (Pdf only) (Not sure about XP though)  undecided

Windows 7 previews image and text files on hover in Explorer for me!  Thmbsup
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