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Windows 7: Is there a way to show more details by default when copying files and

19 Jun 2010   #11
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

I tried to do this few months ago, but didn't get a good enough result. The problem is that the progress box doesn't use the standard function TaskDialogIndirect. If it did, it would be simply a matter of flipping one bit.

The closest I got was to simulate a click on the "More" button when the box shows up. This however causes a nasty flicker if it is done too soon. If I delay the "click" by 1 second it works fine. But by then most copy operations are done. There are also some other technical problems, but I believe they are solvable. I decided to not pursue this further since it is just a partial solution at best.

Is anybody interested in this partial solution? Basically you'll get your progress box, and a second later it will expand to view the details as if you clicked on the "More" button yourself.

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19 Jun 2010   #12

Windows 7 Pro, x64
 
 

I could accept the one second delay. Takes about a second to move the mouse to click the "more" box anyway. What are the "other technical problems" you speak of?
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19 Jun 2010   #13

Windows 7
 
 

I am in complete agreement with you, Mike 89. dunfiddlin's responses are out of line, arrogant and unhelpful. I just started using Windows 7, and, while happy with it for the most part, the first item on my "wish it could be different" list is the issue you raised in this thread.
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19 Jun 2010   #14

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrys56 View Post
I am in complete agreement with you, Mike 89. dunfiddlin's responses are out of line, arrogant and unhelpful. I just started using Windows 7, and, while happy with it for the most part, the first item on my "wish it could be different" list is the issue you raised in this thread.
Seriously?

Then use one of the alternatives that I offered whilst I was being out of line, arrogant and unhelpful by telling you that there was no good way to do this within Windows 7 (later confirmed by others)! Sheesh!

Perhaps it's being old enough to remember when computers were the size of your lounge, cost the same as a small house, were programmed with punch cards and almost always couldn't do what you wanted them to do let alone make it pretty but if I ever get so damned ungrateful that I consider a mouse click to be a major inconvenience you have my full permission to shoot me!

[Exits left, shaking head and mumbling stuff like "they don't know they're born"!]
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19 Jun 2010   #15

Windows 7 Pro, x64
 
 

Something's wrong with you dude.
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20 Jun 2010   #16

Windows 7 x64
 
 
copy progress dialog

I too copy a lot of large chunks around from a network and various external hdd's, I usually click 'more' details to ascertain how long I can walk away to live in the real world before I return to my digital world. The semantics of "why would I want to code this' is arbitrary, either you are into it or you arent, if not go do something else.. ie; "dunfiddlin" - there is something wrong with that guy - Microsofts "scripting guy" codes all kinds of useless crap for entertainment..
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20 Jun 2010   #17

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike89 View Post
Something's wrong with you dude.
Flattery will get you nowhere!
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20 Jun 2010   #18

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Lets keep it civil people ... this isn't Neowin....
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30 Jun 2010   #19

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

This worked in XP and I don't know if it works in Windows 7 but if you have 7 Professional or Ultimate you have the ability for XP Virtual Machine so theoretically it should work there. It is not anything I'd use as DEFAULT since when I do need more details it's usually 1 or 2 folders. YMMV, here is the link

Set Explorer View as Default for My Computer and Other Folder Windows in Windows XP - Tweaking with Vishal
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03 Jul 2010   #20
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

There is a new Classic Shell beta that solves this problem: Classic Shell is looking for testers
It will automatically click the button to show more details. If you use Classic theme, the details will show immediately. If you use Basic, you will see the animation of the prograss window expanding. And if you use Aero, there will be extra 500ms delay (adjustable) to avoid flickering.
Send me an email if you want to try it out.
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