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Windows 7: Library Differences

16 Sep 2012   #1
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 
Library Differences

A long time ago I set up my Documents library on my Win 7 Home Edition desktop and have become quite used to it. I have just converted my HP Pavilion laptop to Win 7 from XP and tried to set up the same Documents library on it. However I can't seem to make the Pavilion look like my desktop. One screen shot below is from the desktop and the other is from the laptop.

The desktop one (the first) shows the Document library all nicely expanded and the laptop one looks like a direct presentation of Window Explorer. What do I need to do to make the laptop look like the desktop when I choose Start/Documents?

Thank you very much.

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16 Sep 2012   #2
derekimo

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsquareg View Post
A long time ago I set up my Documents library on my Win 7 Home Edition desktop and have become quite used to it. I have just converted my HP Pavilion laptop to Win 7 from XP and tried to set up the same Documents library on it. However I can't seem to make the Pavilion look like my desktop. One screen shot below is from the desktop and the other is from the laptop.

The desktop one (the first) shows the Document library all nicely expanded and the laptop one looks like a direct presentation of Window Explorer. What do I need to do to make the laptop look like the desktop when I choose Start/Documents?

Thank you very much.

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Sounds like you want something like this,

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16 Sep 2012   #3
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsquareg View Post
A long time ago I set up my Documents library on my Win 7 Home Edition desktop and have become quite used to it. I have just converted my HP Pavilion laptop to Win 7 from XP and tried to set up the same Documents library on it. However I can't seem to make the Pavilion look like my desktop. One screen shot below is from the desktop and the other is from the laptop.

The desktop one (the first) shows the Document library all nicely expanded and the laptop one looks like a direct presentation of Window Explorer. What do I need to do to make the laptop look like the desktop when I choose Start/Documents?

Thank you very much.

Attachment 232080

Attachment 232081
Sounds like you want something like this,

Welcome to Classic Shell
Thank you.

No, That did not solve the problem. I don't want to return to an earlier shell. I just want to make my two Win 7 systems behave alike with respect to things in the Document and other libraries.
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16 Sep 2012   #4
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Can you explain what you're looking for, your first screenshot is not a native win 7 function. (Start menu flyouts)

Your second one just shows windows explorer.

You are showing two different parts, the start menu, and explorer, which part are you trying to change?
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16 Sep 2012   #5
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Yes, I can see that I could have done a better job of explaining.

The first (Desktop) screen shot show the flyout after clicking on the little flyout arrow on Start/Documents.

The second (Laptop) shows what I got when I clicked on Start/Documents. There was no little flyout arrow on Documents.

How the little error got there on the desktop is lost in antiquity.

I hope this explains it better.

Thanks again.
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16 Sep 2012   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

So if you want the flyout on the laptop as well, correct?

Check this tutorial out,

Start Menu - Customize

Notice the blue note box at the top, when you change it to display as menu it will give you the flyout.
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16 Sep 2012   #7
jsquareg

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

YES! That did the trick and now I remember. 'Tis bad to get old

Thanks again.
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16 Sep 2012   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome.

Glad you got it where you want it, none of us can remember everything.
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