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Windows 7: Show icons when drag; Searchfunction; Expand Explorer


01 Dec 2009   #1

Win7 x64
 
 
Show icons when drag; Searchfunction; Expand Explorer

Hey there,

I've got two questions about my new Windows 7 x64:

1. Is it possible to show the desktop icons while drag and dropping on the desktop (I only see the mouse icon where the icon wil be dropped to)

2. Is it possible to restore the old searchfunction? Or how to search with advanced searchoptions??
Would it be possible to NOT save the single searches automatically?

3. Is it possible to expand the left column with the paths in the explorer. E.g. I downloaded with firefox a file to C:\downloads\firefox and next time I download something with firefox, the path is automatically opened in the mainwindow of the explorer, but I don't see the path expanded in the left column, just the "C-partition" is marked...

thanks so far!

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02 Dec 2009   #2

Win7 x64
 
 

Anybody? Sorry for bumping but I didn't find anything here...
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02 Dec 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

When dragging an icon, do you want to see it's contents? If you do, IE 7Pro V.2.4.7 (works with IE 8) has 'Super Drag and Drop'.
IE7Pro - The Ultimate Add-On for Internet Explorer

** I disable the mini download manager ... don't care for it.
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02 Dec 2009   #4

Win7 x64
 
 

Not it's content, I just want to see the icon I'm dragging, so I know, where to drop it.
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02 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

What does 'Copy', 'paste' do for you? You can copy an icon and place it where you want to.
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03 Dec 2009   #6

Win7 x64
 
 

notr copy & paste, just dragging an icon from place A on the desk to place b...
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06 Dec 2009   #7

Win7 x64
 
 

here is a video. anybody knows about the other two questions?


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15 May 2010   #8

win 7
 
 

I have 2 computers runing windows 7 and have noted the following

on the one using win 7 prof 32 bit, the icons are shown when draging

on the one using win 7 home premium 64 bit, the icons are not displayed

I know this does not help you but perhaps it is a difference between win 7 versions

Chris
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15 May 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wabbo View Post
Hey there,

I've got two questions about my new Windows 7 x64:

1. Is it possible to show the desktop icons while drag and dropping on the desktop (I only see the mouse icon where the icon wil be dropped to)

2. Is it possible to restore the old searchfunction? Or how to search with advanced searchoptions??
Would it be possible to NOT save the single searches automatically?
To search with advanced search option, you can either click on the See more results options that opens up Explorer, or just type in the query using Windows Advanced Query Syntax.

Advanced Query Syntax (Windows)

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3. Is it possible to expand the left column with the paths in the explorer. E.g. I downloaded with firefox a file to C:\downloads\firefox and next time I download something with firefox, the path is automatically opened in the mainwindow of the explorer, but I don't see the path expanded in the left column, just the "C-partition" is marked...

thanks so far!
Go under Folder Options in Explorer and turn on "Expand to current location."
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