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Windows 7: How to make W7's "Windows Explorer" more like WinXP ?

19 Jan 2010   #11
AvatarOfTheShip

Windows 7 Ult x64
 
 

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I'm curious what these vertical lines are myself..

Is it a grid or something?
Look at the first screenshot in the attached image.
The lines are supposed to denote dependency in the directory tree, but they soon become quite confusing or at least unhelpful (I always thought)


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19 Jan 2010   #12
shiphen

Windows7 Pro x64
 
 

Btw, one more request: How can I reduce the space between lines of text in the Windows Explorer window?
(It is wasting a lot of vertical space when listing files.)

Ship


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19 Jan 2010   #13
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shiphen View Post
Worse, I am clearly losing a lot of other new Win7 functionality by installing Class Shell at the same time...
What functionality are you losing with Classic Shell? Every single feature of Classic Shell is disableable. If you find something you can't disable, it is a mistake and I will fix it.
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19 Jan 2010   #14
mac5050

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shiphen View Post
Btw, one more request: How can I reduce the space between lines of text in the Windows Explorer window?
(It is wasting a lot of vertical space when listing files.)

Ship
That's something I'd like to know too. I'm sure I saw a setting in one of the zillions of tutes and threads I've looked at lately, but I didn't think at the time to copy the info. I've been rooting around in windows, but haven't come across the setting yet.

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19 Jan 2010   #15
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shiphen View Post
Btw, one more request: How can I reduce the space between lines of text in the Windows Explorer window?
(It is wasting a lot of vertical space when listing files.)

Ship

hmm..
I think it's a problem with Classic shell..

Look at mine, default by Windows 7:
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19 Jan 2010   #16
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jav View Post
hmm..
I think it's a problem with Classic shell..
No, it's not. It can't be. Classic Shell doesn't mess with the file list at all.

Looks to me like Explorer uses a bigger than normal font. You seem to be using DPI larger than 96 but smaller than 120. The font size is a contributing factor to the height of each line, which determines indirectly the gaps between lines.
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19 Jan 2010   #17
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

ok, thanks for confirming..
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19 Jan 2010   #18
shiphen

Windows7 Pro x64
 
 

I notice that the blue area indicating that you have selected a folder name does have a LOT of blank space both below and above the text itself. (see attached image)

To me this feels like the FONT is to blame. Is there a line-spacing setting somewhere?


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19 Jan 2010   #19
shiphen

Windows7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AvatarOfTheShip View Post
The lines are supposed to denote dependency in the directory tree, but they soon become quite confusing or at least unhelpful (I always thought)
To me it depends how many of them are in operation at once. Certainly if there are more than 3 or 4 of them side by side it does start to get confusing.

And for some reason the size of the indentation being used by Window7 (denoting each successive directory level) is quite a lot smaller than WindowsXP uses.

- Is there any way to increase the indentation size in the Windows7 version back to what it is in WindowsXP?

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19 Jan 2010   #20
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shiphen View Post
- Is there any way to increase the indentation size in the Windows7 version back to what it is in WindowsXP?
Yes, there is: TVM_SETINDENT Message ()
I may make it a customizable setting for the next version of Classic Shell. I don't know when there will be a new version though. Might be 2-3 weeks from now.
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