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Windows 7: Is it possible to have icons of 32px and their name BELOW?

25 Dec 2015   #31
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well, it's kind of hard to put it in a reg file, since Folder Bags are different for everyone. I've only tested on Windows 7 (unfortunately my Windows 10 hard drive crashed) so I can't say for sure if it works on Windows 8. But if you'd like, you can use a program called ShellBagsView. This will tell you the directories each one of your folder bags represent. If you can find the one for, let's say, C:\ (just to keep things simple) I'll gladly post a reg file for the shell bag number.


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25 Dec 2015   #32
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Also, you're right that the left alignment can be fixed with AutoHotKey. Just remove the LVS_ALIGNLEFT style, and it works.

(On a slightly related note, Window Detective is a much better alternative to ZeroDump)
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26 Dec 2015   #33
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

What exactly FFLAGS do you use? Can you give an example?

C:\ is bag 4 on my computer.

Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\4
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26 Dec 2015   #34
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hmm, so coincidentally my C:\ directory is also bag 4. Wow, what are the odds?

I've attached a .reg file that should give you the desktop behavior in your C:\ drive.


It occurred to me that I have Windows 7's permanent auto arrange disabled for all folders (meaning I have the classic selection style for all folders, as discussed in your thread here). That may be what's preventing you from enabling the desktop behavior in folders, since the desktop always uses SysListView32.

Another possibility is you're simply using a view other than Small Icons. The desktop is actually capable of using all folder views (such as Details, tiles, ect) so you may have already enabled the desktop behavior without realizing it. If that's the case, try setting the view mode to Small Icons and see if the labels are positioned on the bottom. If they are, then open that folder's shell bag, and set the IconSize DWORD value to hexadecimal 20 (which is equivalent to 32 in decimal).


Here's an example of the FFLAG data with the desktop behavior, and with Windows 7's default auto arrange behavior disabled
Code:
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By the way, if you do get this to work and you decide to make an AHK script to disable the left alignment, I'd recommend having it check for the LVS_ALIGNLEFT style before actually disabling it. That way, the script doesn't have to try and disable the style for every single folder, regardless of weather or not the folder actually has it. Just a suggestion.


Attached Files
File Type: reg Bag_4_Desktop_behavior.reg (2.8 KB, 3 views)
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26 Dec 2015   #35
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

Your reg file works! It means there is something else that affects the behavior than the FFLAGS entry!

Everything works after changing the icon size as well.

P.S. Also it has no scrollbar, this also can be fixed using AHK I think.
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26 Dec 2015   #36
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Ooh, yeah you're right about the scrollbar. That's an issue that definitely needs fixing. If you can remove the LVS_NOSCROLL style with AHK, that should fix this problem.
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26 Dec 2015   #37
Butters

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I just found another method! By adding and then removing the LVS_SMALLICONS window style (in a folder without the desktop behavior), the labels should default to the bottom.
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01 Jan 2016   #38
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

I am trying to modify Folder Options X but I cannot build it ((
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03 Jan 2016   #39
w7pro

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Many thanks to Butters and Anixx for their effort!

I was able to modify the .reg file uploaded by Butters so that it matches my C:\Program Files folder and it works! Well... almost I'm now praying for someone to upload an AHK script that sort the files horizontally instead of vertically and restore the scrollbar functionality.

In the .reg file uploaded by Butters, all I have to edit is the bag's number, right? Everything else remains the same?

How to apply this tweak to many (all) folders?
Windows Explorer >> Tools >> Folder Options >> View >> Apply to Folders doesn't seem to work.

32px icons and their name below - this tweak should be added as a feature in the next version of ClassicShell. It would be absolutely amazing!
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05 Jan 2016   #40
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Butters View Post
I'd recommend having it check for the LVS_ALIGNLEFT style before actually disabling it.
This will not improve productivity, just the opposite, two actions instead of one.
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