Turn on/off Windows Explorer preview pane

Updated: 12/20/2017 by Computer Hope

The preview pane (as shown below) can be very useful for viewing and finding pictures while in Windows Explorer, however, can also be a real burden when working with other files. Quickly enable and disable the Windows preview pain by using the Alt+P shortcut key. With this shortcut key you can make sure the preview pane is only seen when it is really needed.

Preview pane

Additional information

  • See our Explorer and preview pane definitions for further information and related links on these terms.