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Windows 7: Weird (to me) Win 7 Behaviour

29 Aug 2014   #1
bardos

windows 7
 
 
Weird (to me) Win 7 Behaviour

Not sure in which forum to place this post, here goes. I have a question about windows 7. Everything is fine. It has this behaviour, this feature, which I've always had and I was wondering if everyone has it. I will proceed to describe it:

I open a window with explorer, let's say it's E:\films. The folder has maybe 100 files. The window I open gives me three columns of files, let's say. If I want to see more (alphabetically sorted, BTW) I have to use the bar at the bottom of the window with my mouse and move over to the other files. All fine and dandy.

Now... if i click on a file or folder which is in the 2nd or 3rd column, windows will not open it, rather it will shift that column (say number 3) to the extreme left of the window. I am now viewing columns 3,4 and 5. Correct? So I then can proceed to open the file or folder which was previously in column number 3 with no problem.

But why this behaviour?


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29 Aug 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What view are you using? List, Small, Medium or Large Icons, ?????
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29 Aug 2014   #3
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Not sure I really understand your problem, however it can't hurt to try this
Diagnose and repair Windows File and Folder Problems automatically
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29 Aug 2014   #4
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
What view are you using? List, Small, Medium or Large Icons, ?????
Sounds like the Tiles setting. Their are not many that use the Tile view.
If you click on a Folder, it disappears and what's in it slides to the left, but mine open without further movement.


bardos, I believe you are correct.
You shouldn't have any confidence problems with, what ever view setting you use. Windows will keep track of the links to your Files stored on your hard disk drive (HDD) and open the correct one. Do you have any mismatched problems opening these files?
Let's say you wanted to open bardos1 and bardos 2 opened up instead. Then by all means, try Gator's Fixit link.

A primer may be needed: Customize the Five Windows Folder Templates

And there are numerous Tutorials here at SevenForums. Follow this alphabetical link to Files and Folders then scroll 'bout a third of the way down till you see the start of an extensive list on them: Windows 7 - Tutorial Index

As far as trying to explain the behaviour, well, that's a horse of a different color.

Any program, whether it be an app, executable, batch, script, any type of graphical user interface. It is designed to work for the greater good, and if the individual user is having difficulty using it then he or she will either have to adapt to its peculiarities or develop an update that will enhance their; The individual's performance.
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29 Aug 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea it sounds like a mouse quirk,
Switch it to check boxes to select items and test,
You can also switch to point to select and click to open items,
Top left Organize/ Folder and search options/ General/ Tick the box to Single click to open point to select,
Or View section/ scroll down for Use check boxes to select items,
Apply and Okay.
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30 Aug 2014   #6
bardos

windows 7
 
 

Using list view
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30 Aug 2014   #7
bardos

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Yea it sounds like a mouse quirk,
Switch it to check boxes to select items and test,
You can also switch to point to select and click to open items,
Top left Organize/ Folder and search options/ General/ Tick the box to Single click to open point to select,
Or View section/ scroll down for Use check boxes to select items,
Apply and Okay.
I don't understand this. You are speaking in shorthand. Could you be more specific? thanks
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