Getting Started with Microsoft OneDrive Photo Viewer
You should not have to install anything new to see the basic
How to use Slide Show - Basic Guide
Click the link on the Coffee Break page to the slide show you
Then when you see the first slide loaded in a new window (or new
Tab, if you have set your browser to open all requests for new
window to open in a new Tab), either:
- Click the > on right hand centre edge of
screen to go one forward,
Click the <
on left hand centre edge to go one back ... (or)
- Hit right hand arrow key on keyboard to go one
left hand arrow
key on keyboard to go one back ...
To exit close the OneDrive_ACW Window (click the x in top right
hand corner of window)
How to use Slide Show - A little more advanced Guide
Try a few of these to get more enjoyment:
- Full Screen Get a bigger
picture putting your browser in "Full Screen" mode - usually
key F11 toggles between Full Scree & Normal.
- Hide or Show More Information or Control Buttons -
Hover the mouse pointer over the picture area or a black
border if there is one.
caption will appear at the bottom usually telling you
where it is and when the picture was taken (BUT may not show if you are not logged
into an appropriate OneDrive
- an i in top right corner will let
you click to see information
about the picture, including the
- Top Left you will see
buttons to Play Slide Show, Download a copy of the picture to your
PC or View Original.
Right you will see picture number of current view of
number in this slide show.
- Using the mouse clicks on the
> or < buttons will let
you see the captions as you move through the set of
- Hover the mouse button over the caption area
near bottom of screen lets you use the keyboard
arrows to move forward or back keeping the caption
- Moving the mouse pointer off the edge then using the
keyboard arrow keys will let you see just the pictures
filling the black area as much as they can.
- Zoom or Pan - Double Click on interesting
point of picture to zoom in, then use your mouse wheel to zoom
out or mouse wheel in other direction to zoom in again, or
hold left button and drag to pan.
- Read a long Caption - If the caption ends wih
... , click the caption to get more details (usually getting the
full caption BUT sometimes the ... is the end of that
caption and the story continues on the next slide!).
You also get more data such as file number and
- Avoid Download Delays If you step
manually through a slide show quickly, you may notice that photos
at first appear very fuzzy, but over the next few seconds build up
to full resolution - this is due to the time it takes for the
picture to download, and for your computer to display
it. If you wait about 3 or more secs before moving
forward, the full resolution picture will appear almost
immediately. After running through the slide show, if you
then go through again each picture will load quickly from local
"cache" storage (as long as you have your cache setting with high
- Two Windows View If you are exploring a
number of slide shows, you may like to split your screen into two
windows such as:
1. Open Coffee
Break as usual, but then reduce the size of the window to just
fill about the left third of the screen.
2. Then click the first slide show you
wish to see so it opens in a new window (or if set to open in a
new Tab, overide this by Right Click, choose "Open in new
window") - then adjust the size of that window to fill the
right hand 2/3.
3. If you now click
another slide show link in the Coffee Break window, it will open
in the right window just as you have set it.
- Other? Try any of the other buttons ...
or read the OneDrive user information!!
- Sign Up for your own OneDrive
account ... then you can add comments (if I
& Microsoft have let you!); Create your own photo album;
explore other Microsoft Live applications; etc. etc.
Note that Microsoft often add "improvements" which might mean
some of above methods change.
If users ask me questions I think you all might find interesting,
I'll add answers here!
Plans for Better Coffee Breaks!
I have now converted all old Photo Gallery sets to OneDrive Slide
I will add new views to the "ACW Tour" as they come available,
either in addition to views on view at present, or to replace
them. The aim will be to improve the balance
of presentation, update it, or to add better pictures. I
have asked the people who gave me the photos to confirm that the
Titles I have given them are correct, but also ask users to check
them from their own knowledge - any errors reported will be
I will also add new shows as new events suggest.
I might also add a few more slide shows using the photos we print
and show on our display boards. These would probably
- Best of Working Party Photos
- Best of Challenge Photos
If you have suggestions, please e-mail webmaster Subject: ACW Coffee
For Technically Minded Users
Some may become answers here!