Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker
...I don't see why name select is better or more useful than full row select.
When FRS was not in play (as in XP), one merely moved off to the right (just past the file or folder name) and clicked to deselect. With the advent of Vista, this became impossible. If one wanted to deselect, one had to move to the right of all the columns to deslect the file, often having to scroll all the way to the right, and even widening the window to reach the area where one could click to deslect.
This may not make sense to you, but I found the ability to turn off FRS useful.
That said, the reality now is that (with Windows 7) MS has considered this issue and provided an alternative, which makes it easier to live with FRS (and that I often forget to employ...).
This compensatory 'fix' is that MS left a small area just to the left of any file or folder (right pane) that one can click on to deselect the currently selected file or folder. In fact, in the left folder pane, one can even highlight a folder without selecting it or leaving the folder contents of the currently selected folder merely by clicking on the small space to the left of the folder.
Perhaps you are now more confused than ever, but if you see no problem with FRS, then it really isn't an issue. The great thing about Windows 7 is that it tries to accomodate all.