Hotmail recently added new features like preview of photos and video in the web mail interface, this all has been made possible in your hotmail account with the help of active view.
Just in case if you don’t like the new active view feature which allows you to see photo and video preview in hotmail you can easily disable it, follow the procedure below to disable your account.
1. Log in to your hotmail account, and go to hotmail account settings by selecting more options under the hotmail options menu drop down as shown in the image below.
2. Now locate active view settings and click it as shown in the image below
There are two types of interactive messages in Hotmail. The first kind shows you previews of content like photos and videos. The second kind gives you updates from web sites that you have accounts with.
3. Disable the active view settings as per your choice as shown in the image below.
4. Click Save button once you are done with configuring the new settings.