Quote: Originally Posted by tman69
the situation you are describing is common to all versions of windows (at least as far back as XP).
simplest solution...make the window 'bigger'
Not quite to this extent, it might shift the window so the full text is in view, but with Windows 7 it will often shift the entire contents to the left so the file/folder that's been click on is either in the center or all the way to the left side of the window. I have an XP box in the other room and it's certainly not as "helpful"
Explorer shell replacements such as Total Commander, Xplorer2, and Director Opus don't utilize this auto-focus by default. Unfortunately they have other quirks I'm not fond of, so it's back to trying to figure out Windows 7.