Viewing SVG files as thumbnails in Windows 10

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Viewing SVG files as thumbnails in Windows 10

Postby mystyg » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:47 am

I recently upgraded to Windows 10. Whenever I am in inkscape and I go to open a svg file it only shows the icon rather than the thumbnail. I have hundreds of inkscape files and I often need to browse to see which file I would like to open. Currently I am having to open each svg individually and it is taking an exorbitant amount of time. I downloaded the dssee extension but that hasn't resolved the issue. If I go directly to the folder I can see the thumbnails of the svg files, but I prefer to go through inkscape to view these files. Any suggestions?

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Re: Viewing SVG files as thumbnails in Windows 10

Postby Moini » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:22 am

For me, there's a checkbox in the 'Open File' dialog in Inkscape, that allows me to see a preview. Maybe that checkbox isn't there on Windows? (I'm on Linux).
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Re: Viewing SVG files as thumbnails in Windows 10

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:54 am

I have the option, but only get icons in the preview, so maybe I need that addn'l program for windoze?
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Re: Viewing SVG files as thumbnails in Windows 10

Postby brynn » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:03 pm

To see the preview in Inkscape's Open dialog, in Windows, you need to go:

Inkscape Preferences > Interface > Windows > Desktop Integration > GTK open/save dialogs

Not sure what "dssee extension" is?

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Re: Viewing SVG files as thumbnails in Windows 10

Postby Maga » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:09 pm

Thank you very much Brynn for this; that has bugged me for a while


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