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Windows 7: Annoying explorer behavior

15 Jun 2009   #1
peterhgrimm

Windows 7
 
 
Annoying explorer behavior

I have been using WIN7 build 7000 for about 6 months. Generally very happy and stable. One rant, however: In windows file explorer, when I click on a folder, the whole file tree jumps around in a bizarre and distracting way. I have to hunt around for my folder before I proceed. Am I missing something here? I've looked at all the ckeck boxes in the file explorer settings- nothing really seems to make a difference.

Anyone else have this problem?

Thanks.


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03 Jul 2009   #2
Nezbert

 
 
Finally

Hi, finally somebody expieriencing the same as me, it drives me crazy!
Why in the wolrd would i want the explorer to put the folder that i just expanded right at the bottom of the window???

Hope somebody has a solution for this?


@Peter
I now use the right part of the explorer, where normally the files are displayed, for navigation, but am not happy about it...

Greetings
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03 Jul 2009   #3
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nezbert View Post
Hi, finally somebody expieriencing the same as me, it drives me crazy!
Why in the wolrd would i want the explorer to put the folder that i just expanded right at the bottom of the window???

Hope somebody has a solution for this?


@Peter
I now use the right part of the explorer, where normally the files are displayed, for navigation, but am not happy about it...

Greetings
Open explorer in the top left corner click on "Organize" then in the list click on "Folder and search options". The folder options window will pop open , on the general tab near the bottom deselect "Automatically expand to current folder" then click "Apply" and "Ok".
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03 Jul 2009   #4
Nezbert

 
 

Hey YupYup, thx for the fast reply!

This works, but i like automatically expanding folders
I would like to have just the exact same behaviour as in Vista

Guess i have to deal with it..



BTW, another workaround is to click the tiny triangels left of the folders instead of doubleclick.
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05 Jul 2009   #5
peterhgrimm

Windows 7
 
 
Agreed

Yes, I agree with you on this point. The "deselect auto expand" option does not really address the annoying behavior. I would prefer an option to have folders behave as in XP.

Thanks,

Peter

BTW, I just "upgraded" to the RC 7100 build via the much published workaround, and it worked flawlessly. I used UltraISO to make and save the changes to the iso file. Very nice software, but requires $30 purchase.
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06 Jul 2009   #6
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nezbert View Post
Hi, finally somebody expieriencing the same as me, it drives me crazy!
Why in the wolrd would i want the explorer to put the folder that i just expanded right at the bottom of the window???
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+1 indeed!
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06 Jul 2009   #7
nur0

windows 7 7264 x86
 
 

+2 lol, a very irritating niggle in the left pane of Explorer
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06 Jul 2009   #8
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nur0 View Post
+2 lol, a very irritating niggle in the left pane of Explorer
Does that make it a PITP (Pain In The Pane)?

OK, OK, Another lame one ... I just can't stop it ... I need help ...
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06 Jul 2009   #9
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peterhgrimm View Post
Yes, I agree with you on this point. The "deselect auto expand" option does not really address the annoying behavior. I would prefer an option to have folders behave as in XP.
I must be missing what this "annoying behavior" is because i see no difference in how folders expand between XP and Windows 7.
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06 Jul 2009   #10
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
I must be missing what this "annoying behavior" is because i see no difference in how folders expand between XP and Windows 7.
You need to look closer. Anytime you expand a folder in the navigation (left) pane, XP makes that folder the topmost folder of the navigation pane, and you can see all the subfolders beneath it. In Win 7, often the expanded folder is placed at the bottom of the pane, making you have to scroll so you can see the subfolders. A total PITP.
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