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Windows 7: How can I keep the colour of the chosen folder in Win Explorer?

09 May 2015   #1
Alf fromGermany

Windows 7 HP 64bit
How can I keep the colour of the chosen folder in Win Explorer?

Hi guys,

I'm new here and I do hope I'm in the right forum ...

Can it be that I'm the only one with this problem in the whole wide world? Or am I just to daft to do a proper search? If the answers to these two questions are "no" and "yes": PLEASE give me a hint where I can find the answer!

But now to my "problem":
My problem is not really a problem but its a great deal of annoyance. When working with the Windows explorer, I first choose a folder and everything is fine:

How can I keep the colour of the chosen folder in Win Explorer?-pic.-1.jpg)
But as soon as I click in the right part of the window (on a file, that is), the folder "loses" its colour:

How can I keep the colour of the chosen folder in Win Explorer?-pic.-2.jpg)
It becomes a very light gray that's almost indistinguishable from the white background. AND I DO NOT WANT THIS TO HAPPEN! Sorry for shouting, but this goes so on my nerves, you can't imagine!

How can that be prevented? All help will be greatly appreciated!

Have a good Sunday everybody


P.S.: I'm using 'Classic Explorer' (alongside 'Classic Start Menu'); but even in this very cute program I found no solution ...

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02 Jul 2015   #2
Alf fromGermany

Windows 7 HP 64bit
So ...

... nobody can help me? Thanks anyway for bearing with me!


P.S.: Maybe I can ask three more questions: When/If you use the Explorer, how works colour marking of folders at your side? Is it not the same as on my machine? And that doesn't annoy you?
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02 Jul 2015   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

What you are seeing is normal and I don't believe this can be changed. That is the way the Treeview control is as designed to work indicating it no longer has focus.
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