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Windows 7: Getting the "old style" address bar back? Without just highlighting.

08 May 2012   #1
andyjee86

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 
Getting the "old style" address bar back? Without just highlighting.

I wanted to copy the address of a folder and paste it into CMD prompt, it wouldn't let me paste, so I decided to type it in instead...

However, when I clicked from the folder to CMD prompt, the address reverted back to the new click-able tabs, instead of the plain address (which, I had to highlight the address in the first place to reveal).

Can this feature be turned off? If so, how?


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08 May 2012   #2
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Andy and welcome to Seven Forums. It works for me.

1. Left click on the address bar to display the path, right click and select copy.
2. Right click on the command prompt and select paste.
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08 May 2012   #3
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Or you could drag and drop the folder/file into the command prompt and it will paste the path...
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08 May 2012   #4
andyjee86

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Ooh, fancy . Thanks for the tips... I had been using CTRL+V to paste which didn't work. Thanks for tips. Still though, is there a way to just have the old school address bar instead? Also, what's happened to the directory up button?
Cheers, sorry for more questions.
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08 May 2012   #5
kado897

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I don't think there is a way to get the old style address bar. The directory up button is gone also. It makes a comeback in Windows 8 though.
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08 May 2012   #6
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyjee86 View Post
Ooh, fancy . Thanks for the tips... I had been using CTRL+V to paste which didn't work. Thanks for tips. Still though, is there a way to just have the old school address bar instead? Also, what's happened to the directory up button?
Cheers, sorry for more questions.
A right click in the command prompt window will paste what you've previously copied to the clipboard. If you right click in the title bar you'll see a menu of options for marking, copying, etc.

I think they got rid of the "directory up" button because it may have been considered easy enough to go where you want by clicking in the address bar.
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08 May 2012   #7
Trucidation

 

By the way, Classic Shell has some Explorer modifications which include a "directory up" button.

Welcome to Classic Shell
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