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Windows 7: Control Panel View Menu Greyed Out


27 Mar 2010   #1

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Control Panel View Menu Greyed Out

Hi:

A portion of my Control Panel View Menu is greyed out. Starts at "Extra large icons and ends at Group by". All other items in Menu are fine. Also the View by: drop down arrow on the Right is OK for selections.

Is this normal for Win 7 or do I have a problem? If I do have a problem with the greyed out portion how do I correct it?

Thanks,

ColTom2


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27 Mar 2010   #2

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ColTom2 View Post
Hi:

A portion of my Control Panel View Menu is greyed out. Starts at "Extra large icons and ends at Group by". All other items in Menu are fine. Also the View by: drop down arrow on the Right is OK for selections.

Is this normal for Win 7 or do I have a problem? If I do have a problem with the greyed out portion how do I correct it?

Thanks,

ColTom2
Not sure I am following. Are you referring to Windows Explorer window perhaps? I do not see those things on my screen that you are referring to in the Control Panel.
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27 Mar 2010   #3

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I have the same question as above. I do not show the choices that you refer to.
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27 Mar 2010   #4
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Hello Col. Tom,

It sounds like your folder view settings may have gotten messed up somehow. See if resetting all folder views to default, then restarting the computer will have it display properly afterwards.
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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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27 Mar 2010   #5

 
 

Is this what you are seeing perhaps?


Are you missing some of those menu options?

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29 May 2010   #6

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Use the "View By" option on the upper right, set it to "small icons" instead of "category" = there you go all options meant to be greyed out are visible while the "view" menu remains greyed out.....

k.r.

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