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Windows 7: Possible to remove Explorer filters?

29 Jan 2012   #1
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Possible to remove Explorer filters?

Tried searching for this but got no results. Is it possible to remove the alphabetical filters in Win7's Explorer? See the screenshot:

Possible to remove Explorer filters?-win7-explorer_filters.jpg

Yes, they can be useful, no, I don't want them. Is there a registry key or something that allows them to be removed or otherwise hidden?

It gets in the way mainly because I save a lot of stuff; in the "save as" dialog box that pops up, I used to just hit "shift + tab" twice, which moved the cursor focus from the filename text box to the files being shown in the current folder. From there I just used the arrow keys to navigate existing filenames.

With the filters around though I need to hit another "shift + tab"; I tend to forget, and if you press an arrow key after shift + tabbing twice, the focus is on the filters and the arrow keys just move between them. Ugh. So I have to reach for the mouse.

Obscure use case, I know, shrug. I wouldn't care if I didn't have to spend a couple hours doing this thing everyday.




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29 Jan 2012   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Good morning to you. I'm guessing somewhat but I don't think their is a normal way of doing what you are trying to do. With all the people that have looked at your post with no answers I'm thinking that is true but I will ask for help from others.
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29 Jan 2012   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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If you click on the more options button ....

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And set it to anything other than "details" ....

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The filters will not show up.


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10 Dec 2013   #4
SHABA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't undertand, how is possible remove remove details view filter?
Thanks
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10 Dec 2013   #5
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SHABA View Post
I don't undertand, how is possible remove remove details view filter?
Thanks
It's not really removing them, what Arc said to do is change the view to something other then Details.

Jerry
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10 Dec 2013   #6
SHABA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok
Thanks now is clear
I looking for a way to remove filter also in detail view
Several time i click on it by mistake
Thanks for some help..
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10 Dec 2013   #7
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome
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