|Applications are Evil||Previewww Help|
Previewww enables previewing web sites in a preview pane of Windows Explorer by selecting Internet shortcuts from Windows Explorer folder. Previewww loads only textual contents of a web page and does not execute scripts. Previewww also loads and applies the external styles (CSS) linked to a web page (the styles can be disabled).
Internet shortcut is a Windows built-in file type which acts like a shortcut but instead of referring to local file it refers to a web page. Internet shortcut files may have extension .url or .website. The latter type of shortcut is known as Pinned Site Shortcut.
Previewww itself does not render the web page preview; instead, it utilizes system's built-in previewer for HTML and MHT files.
Administrative rights are required to perform installation and removal.
Use the provided installer to install and remove the product.
Copy the product's file to desired location and register it with the regsvr32 utility:regsvr32 previewww.dll
To uninstall the product, run regsvr32 with the /u option:regsvr32 /u previewww.dll
then delete the file. You may need to logoff prior to deleting as the shell extension modules are usually locked by shell.
Make sure that Windows Explorer's preview pane is visible and click an Internet shortcut which refers to a web site that you wish to preview.
|Pic. 1. evilapp.com displayed in preview pane of Windows Explorer.|
When displayed in the Windows Explorer's preview pane some web pages may look better when rendered without their attached styles applied. To disable styles add the following section to the contents of an Internet shortcut file:
To enable styles again, set the DisableLinkedStyles value to 0, or remove it altogether.
Only linked styles can be disabled. The styles embedded in a web page are always applied.
As a side feature, Previewww supports previewing files referred to by the regular shortcuts (having extension .lnk). You can preview contents of such file by selecting its shortcut from the Windows Explorer folder.
You can send questions and feedback by e-mail: support (at) evilapp (dot) com,
or via Twitter: https://twitter.com/evilapp.
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|version 1.2 released 24-Mar-2021|
|Web pages are displayed using their attached styles.|
|version 1.1 released 16-Jul-2014|
|Implemented previewing files referred to by the regular shortcuts (having extension .lnk).|
|Added support for .website files.|
|version 1.0 released 18-Jul-2013|
The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.