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Windows 7: Search Programs and files (from start menu), Tooltips

20 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
 
 
Search Programs and files (from start menu), Tooltips

Please correct me if im wrong but im sure the last time i used the search bit on the start button the i could see the location (path) of folders/files on the tooltip, but now i cant?

Did i imagine it or has something changed?

Search Programs and files (from start menu), Tooltips-0920-16-14-38150.jpg

Thx.



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21 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
 
 

Bump,

should it show the path in the tooltip? (im almost %100 sure it was doing so)

could someone have a quick look for me please, thx.
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21 Sep 2009   #3

 

Are you highlighting a folder with multiple instances and locations?

Each of my tooltips report a range of info, but the path is shown when applicable.
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21 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
 
 

hmm i kinda thought that might be whats going on, However on the screen shot i provided the top 2 results are separate folders that i made in completely different locations both called test, to test this idea.
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21 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

I was not able to get tool tips with addresses with a search but I could with recent program jump list.
Search Programs and files (from start menu), Tooltips-tool-tip.jpg


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21 Sep 2009   #6

 

That is my point. Which path should it show?

I am intrigued by the -680.
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21 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
 
 

hmm is very odd.

iv chosen a folder name that i know there might be a few of around my computer all in different locations "New Folder"

the odd thing is that only the top one shows the path ? all the others do not.

Search Programs and files (from start menu), Tooltips-0921-19-51-06222.jpg


what do you mean by "when applicable" ?


Thx all.


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21 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
That is my point. Which path should it show?

I am intrigued by the -680.
The -680 is just a scripting file nothing it shouldn't be showing.


which path should it show, well i wouldn't mind knowing the path for every file/folder but if it only shows the path for duplicate names in different locations then that would do, but its not doing that either, well not all the time. Sometimes it shows and sometimes it dont? (see above post).


Thx.
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21 Sep 2009   #9

 

I do not have an answer, but we have stumbled upon something. I also used New Folder as my test. One return was New Folder (2) - when I click it, I got this - but I think the index just needs to be refreshed.

For multiple instances, I get the path on one and contents on another. Sometimes, the tooltip won't appear until I hover a different item and then return to the one where the tooltip did not appear.

I only enabled tooltips for this experiment.

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21 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Media Center Edition
 
 

yea that was the message box i got just before it stopped showing the paths, I cant remember exactly what i was doing or what i did but after getting that popup & i might have clicked Delete shortcut not sure but after that i stopped getting the paths.

I did try rebuilding the index (a couple of days ago now) but still acting odd if you ask me, i would expect a path for all files/folders.

@myzr7
yea i get full paths in the jump lists & recent so why dont it do the same here. Is odd.

I know i only have to click on "see more results" at the bottom but thats another click :P

Thx all.
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