after installing qgis on win 10 I am missing the map-preview in the recent projects window as I had under win7(see screenshot). where is the setting to enable this?enter image description here

  • Have you installed the same version of QGIS? This feature was introduced in 2.12. I have it installed on Windows 10 and can see recent projects. Feb 11 '16 at 22:48
  • I installed using the standalone-version. I see recent projects (text-info about path, used projection...) , but I don not see the preview of the map-canavas
    – Kurt
    Feb 12 '16 at 4:39

To see the preview thumbnail you need to open and save the project. Then when you reopen QGIS you should see the image


Working from Linux here but the program is identical. The option you're looking for is under the general options -> "Project files" tab.

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The option for opening projects on launch can be set to the "Welcome Page" (What you're looking for), to open up the last/specific project, or to simply show a blank canvas. It's possible that when you upgraded your installation, this setting may have changed.

  • I have enabled this, and I do have recent-projects, but only text-info and no preview of the map-canavas
    – Kurt
    Feb 12 '16 at 4:40

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