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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Status Bar: does not show file size

16 Oct 2009   #21
ex0

Windows Seven
 
 

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I am new to this forum and I am little confused on this subject. I dont have windows 7. I may get it this fall or at tax time. My computer may be on the last leg.

When you open a folder, what does it show in the status bar? If you highlight a file, does it show the file size? I use that feature a lot in xp.
It shows a bit more than that. (depending on the type of file.)

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NO. That is NOT the STATUS BAR, that is the DETAILS PANE.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpatrick
I am new to this forum and I am little confused on this subject. I dont have windows 7. I may get it this fall or at tax time. My computer may be on the last leg. When you open a folder, what does it show in the status bar? If you highlight a file, does it show the file size? I use that feature a lot in xp.
NO. It does NOT show the file size in status bar, but it does show the file size in the details pane. HOWEVER, if you try to select more than 15 files, it DOES NOT show the total file size for all selected files unless you specifically click SHOW MORE DETAILS in the details pane . So if you want to see the new total after every new additional file you select(over 15 files), you MUST click show more details. It's repetitive, and it's highly annoying. If you use this kind of stuff a lot, i would suggest you remain using Vista or even XP for the time being until MS release a service pack or patch/update which addresses this issue.


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16 Oct 2009   #22
ex0

Windows Seven
 
 

Just to rub more salt in the wounds.. Here's some in depth analysis with screenshots for you. See how i have multiple files selected? It doesn't show you anything unless you click SHOW MORE DETAILS. So if i wanted to select another file, to see the new size i would have to stop what i'm doing or where i'm up to, and then move my mouse over and click that EVERY SINGLE TIME before i can tell just how big the new total size is. Needless to say, you can lose your place on the screen by doing this, you can accidently click the wrong thing and just stuff up your CTRL actions and deselect EVERYTHING and it's just a waste of time and a bad idea not to just show the total in the status bar(instead of showing max 15 files in details pane) like a normal functioning OS should do. In this one, i have mmatask selected, and it shows the file size for a single file. Pay attention to where the file size is listed in the details pane. Now look at this one. It's totally gone, and i don't know why or how i can make it show. You cannot add properties(like file size), but you can remove them. It's totally inconsistent and useless.
And now to this one(the next file directly under the previous one, and as you can see it's the same file type). It shows the file size again. Why did i show this one you ask? Because compare it with my second pic(the one where i selected mmatask), and compare where the positioning of the file size is. They are in totally different positions. This is a waste of time and if you're using that to see file size, it will take you a long time to find the new position of where the file size is meant to be. It's totally inconsistent from one file to the next(in positioning), and even for the same FILE TYPE(mp3's), some show file size, and some don't. It's totally random. It's very annoying and inconvenient. Once again, i recommend that if you use explorer like how i do, not to use windows 7 until they have addressed and fixed this issue. The original status bar was consistent, served a purpose, and was easy to use and understand. The new details pane DOES NOT replace the old status bar in function, and it's totally inconsistent even if we don't bring up the old status bar to compare it with. Even by itself, it's a failure in design and functionality. I only need to know the FILESIZE and FILE NAME. I don't need to know all that other crap, if i wanted to know in detail, i would RIGHT CLICK AND PROPERTIES IT. Now i have to do that instead to see BASIC file information, while the useless **** i can see easily. What is this, BIZARRO WORLD and MS is trying to piss people off intentionally? PLEASE FIX MS.
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16 Oct 2009   #23
gpatrick

Windows xp sp3
 
 

Curious question, A little off topic. I know in xp you can. Do they still have it where you can use windows classic toolbars and classic start menu?
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17 Oct 2009   #24
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

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Curious question, A little off topic. I know in xp you can. Do they still have it where you can use windows classic toolbars and classic start menu?
no, classic is history, i'm afraid.
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17 Oct 2009   #25
gpatrick

Windows xp sp3
 
 

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Curious question, A little off topic. I know in xp you can. Do they still have it where you can use windows classic toolbars and classic start menu?
no, classic is history, i'm afraid.
I hope your kidding. I use that all the time. I don't like the default xp theme. I like they way I can use scroll programs on the start menu.

I have set where, you can go start button-program-than list of your programs (I use scroll menu).

I started a new thread, because it off topic for this thread.
That is my favorite feature that I used since windows 95 and I use that in xp.
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17 Oct 2009   #26
Antman

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpatrick View Post
Curious question, A little off topic. I know in xp you can. Do they still have it where you can use windows classic toolbars and classic start menu?
no, classic is history, i'm afraid.
I hope your kidding. I use that all the time. I don't like the default xp theme. I like they way I can use scroll programs on the start menu.

I have set where, you can go start button-program-than list of your programs (I use scroll menu).

I started a new thread, because it off topic for this thread.
That is my favorite feature that I used since windows 95 and I use that in xp.
I hope you're kidding. Provide screen shots.
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17 Oct 2009   #27
gpatrick

Windows xp sp3
 
 

Here is what I have. Yes, I got some old programs.


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17 Oct 2009   #28
Antman

 

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Here is what I have. Yes, I got some old programs.
You are absolutely brilliant.
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17 Oct 2009   #29
vfreak

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM x64
 
 

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Here's some in depth analysis with screenshots for you...

PLEASE FIX MS.
HEAR HEAR (and great post and effort showing all that)! This is absolutely CRAP!
Is there something to fix this horrible flaw in windows explorer? I can't even see how big my fricken files are in explorer anymore! (with convenience like we used to.)

If I wanted to see how much stuff I had in a certain folder, I would simply go Ctrl+A and RIGHT AWAY I would know how much is in the folder I'm in. Not aymore - I can't even select folders (or urls) without it not working. It has to be certian types of files only (tedious as Ctrl+A is way faster) AND you have to click another thing to make it show the size half the time.

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17 Oct 2009   #30
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Welcome to Seven forums vfreak.

Try highlighting the folder and hitting ALT+Enter. That will give you the properties (including the size) of the folder. Hope this helps.
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