Apps Hide or Show Filmstrip in Photos app in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to hide or show Filmstrip at the bottom of the Photos app for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

The Microsoft Photos app included in Windows is a rich media experience that empowers you to do more with your photos and videos. View, organize, and share photos from your PC, OneDrive, iCloud Photos (only on Windows 11) and other devices all from one gallery.

By default, Filmstrip is turned off in the Photos app.

When Filmstrip is turned on, it appears at the bottom of the photo viewer showing thumbnails of all image and video files inside the same folder location. The filmstrip allows you to quickly scroll and open your images and videos directly within the viewer.

You can also select multiple items from the filmstrip for comparison and review in a multi-view in the photo viewer.

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Contents

  • Option One: Hide or Show Filmstrip in Photos app using Keyboard
  • Option Two: Hide or Show Filmstrip in Photos app from Toolbar
  • Option Three: Hide or Show Filmstrip in Photos app from Context Menu




Option One

Hide or Show Filmstrip in Photos app using Keyboard


1 Open an image or video file in the Photos app.

2 Press the F key to toggle hide (default) or show Filmstrip.




Option Two

Hide or Show Filmstrip in Photos app from Toolbar


1 Open an image or video file in the Photos app.

2 Click/tap on the Show Filmstrip or Hide Filmstrip icon in the bottom left corner for what you want. (see screenshots below)

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Option Three

Hide or Show Filmstrip in Photos app from Context Menu


1 Open an image or video file in the Photos app.

2 Right click or press and hold on the photo viewer, and click/tap on Show Filmstrip or Hide Filmstrip for what you want. (see screenshots below)

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Photos_hide_Filmstrip.jpg



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Can this be set to 'On' by default?
 

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I found the setting, but I don't dare to modify it :woozy: . I was attempting to remove the navbar entirely 🤧.

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Just click on the empty background around the picture if all you want is to quickly hide/show the filmstrip only temporarily.
 

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This works for the earlier versions that the FilmStrip was not attached to the bottom part of the window. There was a toggle button in the Settings menu that allowed users to turn the FilmStrip on or off permanently. However, this button has been removed in the latest version.
 

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If you zoom the picture in/out, the filmstrip will be hidden automatically.
 

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I think the version you are referring to is the older one. In the previous version, you could show or hide the Filmstrip by clicking on the image, or zooming in/out would make the Filmstrip disappear and allow you to focus on the image.

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In the latest version, there is an attached Filmstrip at the bottom of the Photos main window frame. You can hide it by typing the F key. The "show/hide permanently" toggle that used to be in the settings has been removed.

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I think the version you are referring to is the older one.
I am referring to Microsoft Photos 2023.11110.6001.0 running on Windows 11 version 23H2 build 22631.2715
 

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