Since I haven't been able to find anything that directly refers to this, I'm taking a shot in the wild blue here, in case maybe someone here knows at least enough to point me in the right direction.
I am a long-time Windows XP user. But I have a couple of newer computers (including a laptop) that came with Windows 7 installed; the manufacturer does not support XP on these newer computers. Without drivers
for the newer hardware, XP is not an option.
There are many things I don't like about Windows 7, but I've been able to overcome most of them, either by settings changes, or with "Classic Shell" (Welcome to Classic Shell
) which allows users to change the Windows 7 UI to be much more like XP.
But there is one problem I haven't been able to overcome, which is the thing circled in red below:
I think it is called a "filter" popup, but I'm not sure.
The problem I have is, I never use this, but it sure gets in the way of what I do use, specifically resizing the column widths or moving the columns. In WinXP, there is a lot more leeway when you select the right side of a column. In Windows 7 (due to this infernal thing) you have to select it much more precisely, otherwise that filter thing pops up instead.
If anyone happens to know exactly what this thing is called, or even better, if anyone could suggest where I might go to find a way to turn it off, that would be greatly appreciated.