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Windows 7: 20 pixel chasm between left side of window and its files

13 Oct 2010   #1
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
20 pixel chasm between left side of window and its files

is there a way those of us who aren't yet on 20"+ LCDs and can barely waste so much as 5 pixels on superfluous spacing are able to reduce this wasted space between the border and the files? (the way it's possible to economize space elsewhere: to use a smaller taskbar; smaller icons; to change the grid alignment and icon spacing on the desktop, etc.)


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13 Oct 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

do you mean this yawning monster 'chasm' in windows explorer?

it's a very useful space if you want to right-click and add a new folder, or paste etc.


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13 Oct 2010   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Welcome to the forums Lykho

Also, could you post a pic so that we can see exactly what you mean?


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14 Oct 2010   #4
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
do you mean this yawning monster 'chasm' in windows explorer?
that's the one. thanks for the upload.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
it's a very useful space if you want to right-click and add a new folder, or paste etc.
I prefer to click in the massive spacious region to the right of file or folder names (invariably some are shorter than others, and with the window expanded far enough to read them all there is more than enough space for right-clicking)
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14 Oct 2010   #5
Zeplash

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Welcome to the forums Lykho

Also, could you post a pic so that we can see exactly what you mean?


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Screen shot would also help..... (PrtScn & Paste in Paint(Ctrl+run Type mspaint) )
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14 Oct 2010   #6
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeplash View Post
Screen shot would also help..... (PrtScn & Paste in Paint(Ctrl+run Type mspaint) )
mickey megabyte's screencap has provided this.
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