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01 Mar 2010   #1
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Win 7 Explorer

Has anyone found a cure for this?

In Win Explorer when in the directory pane and clicking to expand a directory the focus jumps to the bottom of the pane. Then you have to scroll back up. Each time you open a directory it will do it. Man! it's a bummer.


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01 Mar 2010   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I don't know of a fix for Win 7 Windows Explorer, but take a look at Q-Dir, a Windows Explorer replacement. It's free and works very much like Windows Explorer did in XP.

It's also quick, even browsing Network connections.
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01 Mar 2010   #3
Mombodog

XP-Vista-W7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Has anyone found a cure for this?

In Win Explorer when in the directory pane and clicking to expand a directory the focus jumps to the bottom of the pane. Then you have to scroll back up. Each time you open a directory it will do it. Man! it's a bummer.
Gawd I hate that!

Also did you notice if you use the arrow keys to navigate the folder structure in the left pane, it no longer shows contents of the folder in the right pane like XP did when you moved up and down the folders using arrow keys, now you have to hit enter key to display contents of the folder in the right pane.

I would also like to get rid of the Libraries and Favorites in the left pane.

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01 Mar 2010   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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01 Mar 2010   #5
Mombodog

XP-Vista-W7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I don't know of a fix for Win 7 Windows Explorer, but take a look at Q-Dir, a Windows Explorer replacement. It's free and works very much like Windows Explorer did in XP.

It's also quick, even browsing Network connections.
Thanks I will give it a try.

Looks good so far.

I tried the portable version, do you know if I install the app, will it replace Windows explorer?

TIA

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01 Mar 2010   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I don't know of a fix for Win 7 Windows Explorer, but take a look at Q-Dir, a Windows Explorer replacement. It's free and works very much like Windows Explorer did in XP.

It's also quick, even browsing Network connections.
I just installed Q-Dir for comparison, and I like it's 4 panes, but it seems to lack a method of quick volume selection. All that I have found is by going through the folder tree within a pane, and that seems to produce a shrunken window within the pane to view the files. Am I missing something? Since I has a large pane available, why doesn't it use it?
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02 Mar 2010   #7
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Explorer Bug

Everyone is suggesting alternative file managers. So I just loaded a copy of Altap Salamander I already had. (not a freebie) It has several features you would expect to have in a file manager. I thought MS might address Explorer in some of their updates. But have failed to do so to date. I don't flame MS but they have dropped the ball. One reason could be a lot of people don't even use file managers. I have seen people that didn't know about dir structure etc. Case closed
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02 Mar 2010   #8
ukgovsucks

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've used Xplorer2 from Zabcat since I left XP and went to (ahem) Vista, now on 7. Loads of extra and useful features including an option to go to a dual pane on the right when needed. Great for moving files around! Okay, it isn't free. But it was definitely worth the money. AND it remembers 'maximise' setting on Properties. Something which Windows Explorer never manages to do since Vista came out!
Check it out mate!

xplorer˛ Windows File Manager (Explorer replacement)
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02 Mar 2010   #9
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukgovsucks View Post
I've used Xplorer2 from Zabcat since I left XP and went to (ahem) Vista, now on 7. Loads of extra and useful features including an option to go to a dual pane on the right when needed. Great for moving files around! Okay, it isn't free. But it was definitely worth the money. AND it remembers 'maximise' setting on Properties. Something which Windows Explorer never manages to do since Vista came out!
Check it out mate!

xplorer˛ Windows File Manager (Explorer replacement)
There is still a freeware version available:

xplorer˛ lite: free windows explorer replacement (file manager)
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02 Mar 2010   #10
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Dopus is another explorer alternative, it will cost you some beans, but I have to say that it is a very nice app to use.

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