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Windows 7: Default Selection in Desktop Folder

29 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 home edition 64bit
Default Selection in Desktop Folder

When I go to Open/Import a file from the desktop, within a program using the standard dialog box, there is a default selection when I navigate to the desktop folder. Allow me to explain.

Typically, when I open/import from a program, I'll be defaulted to the folder of the last file opened/imported through that program. At this point (ONLY if I'm not already at the desktop folder), I would navigate to the desktop using the "look in" drop down box or the desktop link in the favorites tab along the left hand side of the dialog box. This is where my problem starts.

Once the contents of the Desktop folder load up, windows defaults an item to be selected. Only in the Desktop folder does this happen.

This item seems to be based on which folder I was in last or how I came to the desktop folder. If, for example, the dialog starts me in the Root of C:\ and then click on Desktop, after contents load, the "Computer" shortcut in the desktop folder will be selected by default. Alternatively, if I click on the Desktop link while viewing a network folder, the "Network" shortcut will be selected.

The default selected items are always Windows Special shortcuts like "Network", "Computer", "Libraries" or the User folder. Again, the selection of one of these items seems to be based on what folder was in view last.

I've been able to recreate this problem within Windows Explorer (not just a open/import dialog box) by just clicking between folders. The only case where Desktop has not opened with a default selection (that I've seen) is when I first click "Favorites" in the left pane of Explorer and then click "Desktop" from within the Right pane. In all other cases (except for when the desktop is the first location open), whenever I navigate to the Desktop folder, there is a default selection.

I could give you a number of reason why this is a problem, but the point is that I'd like to stop it from defaulting a selection when I arrive at this folder.

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