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Windows 7: Control panel view style?

20 Jul 2009   #11
jambananas

hamsters
 
 

Yeah, it looks horrid. Thanks for trying though!


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20 Jul 2009   #12
Orbital Shark

 
 

The problem is that 'Control Panel' is a system folder, thus there is no way (other than 3rd party apps) that the view can change IMO.
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20 Jul 2009   #13
jambananas

hamsters
 
 

The problem is that the devs do what they feel is right to them and then completely disregard the minority. Even if it requires modifying dlls, I'm sure there will be a solution.
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20 Jul 2009   #14
Antman

 

There is a workaround. Create a folder to hold the complete set of controls or your modified/preferred set of controls. Drag and drop the CPL items from Control Panel into the new folder. Pin it on the taskbar (requires right click) or place it in your user folder. Set the folder appearance options to your liking. I think you could even create a Control Panel item for it (the folder) and include it Control Panel (?!?)

See MSDN article regarding in depth discussion of Vista Control Panel.
Or we could just get accustomed to the new appearance.
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20 Jul 2009   #15
jambananas

hamsters
 
 

Except for the slight quirk where you have to keep updating the folder. It's called preferences for a reason, it's not to say that you can't get used to it, it's because you prefer to use it if you have the option.
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20 Jul 2009   #16
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I'm glad the changed to small icons for view all. It was down right ridawnkulous that I would have to scroll on a 1902x1080 monitor in an option manager window.

It's also called visual consistency on developers part.
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20 Jul 2009   #17
jambananas

hamsters
 
 

Haha, you mean you didn't even have the option for small icons in previous builds? Comedy gold.
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20 Jul 2009   #18
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

No, it was there, I'm refering to the setup that would happen with vista icons.

They should just release vista as seven with no changes, that should make people happy.
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20 Jul 2009   #19
jambananas

hamsters
 
 

You couldn't customise the control panel view options in Vista before?
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21 Jul 2009   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Jambananas,

In Vista, if you changed the Control Panel to Classic View, then you were able to change the View settings. Unfortunately, there is not a Classic View in Windows 7.

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