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Windows 7: Stopping folder navigation pane auto scrolling down

03 Oct 2009   #1

Windows Seven
 
 
Stopping folder navigation pane auto scrolling down

Hi Guys,
I have a problem that I want to ask, its something about the file explorer on windows 7 that is kinda annoying for me.

Sometimes when I open (click or double click) a folder on the navigation pane (folder browser on the left pane of windows explorer),
somehow the folder will automatically scrolled down to the bottom,
Not always, but sometimes. Is there anyway to stop it from scrolling down unintentionally?

Any help is welcome.


Here is the screen cast:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6dOLKhLCEU"]YouTube - a4[/ame]

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you changed any system settings? Is there any defining trait as to why it happens, or does it seem random?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2009   #3

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi Sliverz, and welcome to sevenforums, the place to be...

yes, i feel your pain.

this is a really annoying 'feature', and seems to be default behaviour, where the currently opened folder jumps down towards the bottom of the left-hand navigation pane.

as far as i know, you can't turn it off - if anyone knows how - do please tell!
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03 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

See, I don't have anything like that happening on my system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2009   #5

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Zen00, maybe you don't have 'automatically expand to current folder' box ticked...?

if you do, then whenever you select a folder, the tree on the left-hand side scrolls so that the selected folder is right near the bottom.

it's very annoying, and i don't see why it does it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, it's easy enough to turn off, just right click the navigation bar and deselect it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2009   #7

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

yes, but both the OP and i wish to have our cake, and eat it.

that is, we want to auto expand to current folder, but not so it expands down to the bottom...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You could quit school, move into your mothers basement, and become a code hacker and rewrite Windows to the way you prefer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2009   #9

Windows Seven
 
 

I tried to turned it off and on, but still, sometimes the folder will just scrolled down to the bottom for no reason. It's a clean install of windows 7, I haven't installed anything.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Oct 2009   #10

Windows Seven
 
 

It looks like when I open a folder (let say folder A) for the first time it will auto scroll to the bottom, but the second time, it stay still. But if I open another folder (folder B), and open folder a again, it will then jump again to the bottom. Really strange. I'll try to make a screen recording to show you the problems.

I've added a screen cast on the first post.

I know it's a bit too small, but please notice, the selected folders, and how it jumped to the base of the navigation pane when it was opened.

both with auto expand turned off and on, will give the same result for me.
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