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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Navigation Pane Autoscroll


18 Mar 2009   #1
schrantz

Windows Vista SP1
 
 
Windows Explorer Navigation Pane Autoscroll

Maybe this has been discussed before, but I'm noticing that the navigation pane in Windows Explorer doesn't automatically scroll left and right anymore in the latest builds. Nor is there a horizontal scroll bar on that pane, like there was on XP. So if you have folders that are nested more than four or five deep, the only way to see the deeper levels is to drag that pane wider.

This is happening in both 7048 and 7057. Are others seeing this? Is this a bug or are they changing the way horizontal scrolling works and it's just not finished?


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18 Mar 2009   #2
Jac

Windows Seven 7068 x64
 
 

I couldn't say about the navigation pane as I always disable all the extra windows options for the explorer windows. As for the horizontal scroll - if I understand you correctly, that is still there but you have to scale the window horizontally until there is less than one tiles worth of space. Otherwise the icons just auto tile themselves.
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18 Mar 2009   #3
schrantz

Windows Vista SP1
 
 

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You can see the folder list on the left is unusable. In Vista, the list automatically scrolls sideways so the folder you're in is visible. In XP there's a scroll bar so you can do it manually. In build 7057 there's nothing.


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18 Mar 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Schrantz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I believe it was removed in Windows 7 since a lot of people have complained about it taking priority over the auto vertical scroll in that pane instead from Vista. When you have the Navigation pane active and hover the mouse pointer over a item that goes beyond the horizontal boundry, it will automatically pop-up with the rest of it to compensate for this though.

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09 Mar 2011   #5
Silvera

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Add Horizontal scroll to Nav panel

Is there a hack that can add the horizontal scroll bar to the Nav pane with large trees I have to pull the pane wider and that is a pain!
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17 Apr 2011   #6
kiwichick

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Silvera, I totally agree!! Typical of Microsoft yet again!! Giving us all these "new features" without even considering if they're a good idea. Changing the horizontal scroll bar to multi-dimensional scrolling, I can understand. Getting rid of mutli-dimensional scrolling because no-one liked it, I can understand. Then leaving the navigation pane with no scrolling option at all? That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever!! It's one of my biggest peeves with Windows 7.
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