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Windows 7: Possible to get XP type folder veiw?


06 Jan 2011   #1

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
Possible to get XP type folder veiw?

In 7 when i choose details view as i did in XP, the focus rectange extends all the way to the right making it hard to select and drag file as i always did in XP. Then i found list view and at first i thought that was the same as details in XP. But there are 2 things different that i don't want...1)-any files past the length of the window are lined up to the right, and 2)- when you scroll it scrolls the entire window so that whichever file was at the bottom is now at the top out of view. And there isn't even a scroll bar to allow scrolling a file or 2 at a time. I realize it's showing the next group of files that wasn't visible before and the files i was seeing before are all out of view now, which seems convenient in a way. But it's not for me for several reasons. So is it possible to configure or even use some 3rd party app so that i can get all files in a single column and scrollable by small amounts like one file up like in XP's details view ?

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06 Jan 2011   #2

 
 

Hi Dazco,
Here is a link to a thread regarding this issue you mention, which is called Full Row Selection:

Full Row Selection

This thread is marked as solved, but it really hasn't been 'solved', persay. The above link discusses the problem and provides a few links, one of which is below:

How to Disable Full Row Select in Explorer in Windows 7? - The Winhelponline Blog

This fix worked for me, but I removed it because it had the 'side-effect' of removing the ability to view my partitions as tiles, with the horizontal 'drive space indicator', as per screenshot. The first link should fill you in.

James


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06 Jan 2011   #3

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Well, if the selection in details view after this fix is the same as in list view, and at the same time details retains the scrolling method where you can scroll only a file or 2 at a time, then i will be fine with it. thats exactly what i wanted. Tho i'm not sure what you are saying about viewing the drives. If they no longer show as in your jpg, then what do you see? thanks
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06 Jan 2011   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dazco View Post
Well, if the selection in details view after this fix is the same as in list view, and at the same time details retains the scrolling method where you can scroll only a file or 2 at a time, then i will be fine with it. thats exactly what i wanted. Tho i'm not sure what you are saying about viewing the drives. If they no longer show as in your jpg, then what do you see? thanks
The screenshot shows the drives in Tile View. You can see how other views look by clicking on Computer and selecting different views from the View Menu (if the menu bar is not showing, press the alt key on your keyboard), or click on the More Options icon. If you don't care about Tile View, you should be fine with the FRS hack.

James
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06 Jan 2011   #5

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

I just asked because i'm at work and have XP here. I will look when i get home tho, thanks.
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07 Jan 2011   #6

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

I tried the reg hacks but they didn't work. In details veiw it was still highlighting a file all the way across the folder.
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07 Jan 2011   #7

 
 

did you try the 'fix' at winhelponline?

James
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07 Jan 2011   #8

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

I tried a couple different reg files but the manual hacks say there are bugs and that they only work on a certain folder type and you have to do a different one for each folder etc etc. Other things mention they work in vista only unless you use the reg file which did nothing. It's just all too confusing so i think i'll probably just live with it. The last thing i want is to have to reinstall again.
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07 Jan 2011   #9

 
 

That's what I decided (to live with it) when I realized there was a Tile view bug. As you may have read in the Seven Forums thread I linked to, there is a small space to the left of a file or folder that will allow you to select it without launching or opening it. Not quite as convenient, IMO, but definitely usable.

James
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07 Jan 2011   #10

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, thats what i've been doing but it's just a pain when you are working quickly and keep "missing" the target area. But with all the reg editing i'd rather not chance it. I already tried that too, but this editor works a bit different and some wierd things were happening, so i deleted the key and all the sub date i created within it. I just hope i didn't delete anything wrongly. I have a image i can use, but there are a number of things that i'd have to reinstall and so fourth. I can't figure why they leave out such options that you know a lot of people are going to want. Seem that would be progress.
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