I'm trying to find the zippiest, fastest decent image viewer. For years I've been using ACDSee 2.42. Newer versions came and went, but nothing ever seemed to come anywhere near as fast as this one. By the time ACDSee had got to about 7, it was just beyond a joke so I stopped bothering to try them. Then I was just reading around and I heard ACDSee 10 was "as fast as version 2". Well, I was sceptical but I downloaded it to try. As we speak, I'm uninstalling it. Absolute rubbish! About 5 times slower than version 2. Loads of lagging and waiting. Even with small images I had to wait while they generated! Thumbnails take an age to generate (why I have no idea). You can't seem to turn off thumbnail caching. What happened to something called "user preferences"? I couldn't figure out how to turn off the file location bar from the thumbnail browser. Almost everything I tried to do resulted in "attempting to connect to ACDInTouch server". Er no, I want an image viewer that views pictures, not goes online. So ACDSee 2.42 is the best and fastest image viewer I've used, and I can't see anything else beating it. I've tried a few alternatives such as Irfanview and thought they were a joke. The only problem is that ACDSee 2.42 doesn't quite work properly in conjunction with my newsreader, which is a pain. It would also be nice if the cursor wrapped, which it didn't until version 3. Can anyone offer a suggestion?