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Windows 7: making windows 7 like xp

08 Feb 2010   #21
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freddyzdead View Post
For instance, the little icon on top of the explorer window that jumps you up one level; where is it? Gone. All you've got is the back arrow, which isn't the same thing.
The breadcrumb itself incorporated that ability and then some making an extra button superfluous. But I suppose that won't matter to you. But sounds like you are better off with staying with Windows XP for ever and ever.


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08 Feb 2010   #22
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Breadcrumbs are not the same! They make it harder to go up multiple levels, especially when dealing with long file names.
My Classic Shell software adds a toolbar with Up button: Welcome to Classic Shell
The next version will integrate the Up button directly in the title bar of Explorer. See this screenshot (of course the final version will have better graphics ):
https://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...sic-shell.html
Hopefully it will be ready by the end of this week.
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08 Feb 2010   #23
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
Breadcrumbs are not the same! They make it harder to go up multiple levels, especially when dealing with long file names.
One click can go up three levels, that is hard?
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08 Feb 2010   #24
Richter

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

I seriously do not understand the issue with that arrow going up. All you have to do is click on the folder target in the explorer bar. If it says C:\\Computer/AAA/BBB/CCC and you want to go back up a folder, simply click on BBB. You can even go straight back to AAA or Computer if you want with one click.

Also, for firseal, I believe you mentioned that you dislike the new taskbar. Here is what you do. Right click the taskbar, properties. Check the "use small icons" box. For taskbar buttons, click on never combine. Then you have a perfectly usable taskbar just the way you like it. You could also drag the minimized programs across the taskbar (reordering the programs, something you cannot do in xp).

Also, get this program for a more classic interface like xp.
Welcome to Classic Shell

No offense to Anybody:
Seriously, I believe that those who do not want to change should just stay in XP, unless they are willing to open their minds to changes. It is because of these that Microsoft is unable to innovate. Look at Apple, their entire community is perfectly able to immediately accept any changes with praise. This is why Apple is so innovative, and has such an advanced GUI. Microsoft, to attain the desires of users who do not like change, is constantly crawling like a turtle.
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09 Feb 2010   #25
iceydamo

windows 7 x64 build 7600
 
 

thats classic shell is cool my mate oves it but he still complaining about the breadcrumbs which i think there is no way to turn them off yet program or overwise.
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11 Feb 2010   #26
RA5C

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
The taskbar was changed in windows vista, i really don't understand why people clinge on to obsolete designs, windows xp is like the ugly school kid people feel sorry for and windows 7 is the one everyone wants to hang out with.

For the same reason some people think some paintings, drawings and sculpture are high art and others think the same items are yard sale fare. People have different tastes and just because their's don't coincide with yours doesn't make their's wrong. Unless, of course, you're Barack Obama.
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11 Feb 2010   #27
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
*sigh* Some people...
I know, my mothers the same, when she got her new laptop with Vista on, first thing she did was change the look to basic because she prefers the look of XP. I just don't understand it.
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12 Feb 2010   #28
iceydamo

windows 7 x64 build 7600
 
 

i didn't believe my thread is still going on after all this time lol from a couple of simple questions turned into a huge debate which is cool but we have solved half of my original questions so far he he. me personally i love both the XP and vista gui's the same but i think if people want the old way they can have it if they want to i mean Microsoft doesn't have to do but other people can if they really want to.
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12 Feb 2010   #29
hdmi

8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by freddyzdead View Post
Why are you all being so hard on Firseal? I don't happen to think I should happily lap up whatever Microsoft spoon-feeds me. I hated Vista and believed what people said about Seven; that it was Vista as it should have been. Well, I think it's Vista with a coat of paint, but that's not the point. The point is, I have genuinely tried to like it, and it just isn't working.

I don't want to be forced to put everything in libraries. I don't want to be treated as if I'm a little kid who can't be trusted with knowledge of how the OS works. I don't want to be dodging and weaving around obstacles to get to what I want to do. XP just worked. Why can't I put Seven into a mode that "just works?"

For instance, the little icon on top of the explorer window that jumps you up one level; where is it? Gone. All you've got is the back arrow, which isn't the same thing.

It is now very easy to drag and drop something into a folder instead of into the window the folder is in. You have to make sure you drop it all the way on the right side, not just in any blank space like you used to. Oh, yeah, all you have to do is do a search for what you just dropped into a folder but you're not sure which folder it was... Well, no, because Search doesn't work anything like it used to. I still haven't figured out how to make it search EVERYWHERE.

There are lots of maddening things like that; why the hell should I be forced to get used to them? XP has the capability to make it look like Win2k. This time there is no such choice.

I am angry because much of this has come about as a result of an attempt to address failings in the Windows GUI that have been there for decades; I and many others have long ago found workarounds and don't have any problem with them. Ditto all the security holes built into previous versions; I just removed the IE, the WMP, the Address Book, all the other built-in trojans and never had any problems in that area, either.

So, how about just answering Firseal's questions, because I am asking the same ones.
Try talking to Ivo instead. So far he's been the only member of sevenforums who offered solutions rather than told me to put my head onto the table when I don't like my soup the way mom happens to have cooked it.
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12 Feb 2010   #30
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iceydamo View Post
i didn't believe my thread is still going on after all this time lol
It ended 3 months ago, until someone decided to bump it.
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