Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: possible to change list item height/spacing?

24 Feb 2011   #41
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

As someone posted a few posts up (the disable auto arrange link), it's possible to change the spacing by changing some things in the registry for the different folder types. So it might be possible that values already stored there for you override the ones you edited in the dll.

Another thing is that the spacing is only for list view if I remember correctly, not any other. For example you can "zoom" in one step from list view (shift + mouse wheel) and the icons may appear as if they are list view but it's no longer list view. So if the customization for Music folder etc. happens to not be list view then that might be the problem.

I'm not really that well informed on how all the folder template stuff works. What I did was whenever I encountered a folder content type that I didn't like, I would set the view setting like I want them and then open Folder Options and click "Apply to Folders" so it saves that type layout.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
16 Mar 2011   #42
checkulater

windows 7 x86
 
 

Just need to say thank you tweaker. Just what I was searching for.

I also was looking into how to change the spacing in the navigation pane. Searched far and wide and stumbled on a magical little program called classical shell which does everything i want and a little more. It can even change start menu look.
its open source

Welcome to Classic Shell
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Mar 2011   #43
neFAST

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tweaker View Post
Another thing is that the spacing is only for list view
Works perfectly for list view, however I would love to have the same padding for the detail view (which is my preferred one). Is it possible?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Mar 2011   #44
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neFAST View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tweaker View Post
Another thing is that the spacing is only for list view
Works perfectly for list view, however I would love to have the same padding for the detail view (which is my preferred one). Is it possible?
it appears on mine that having removed the padding and spacing worked fine in list view, but that the details view has still less padding! (21 items displayed where there was space for only 20 in list view, despite details view's additional toolbar taking up space). (this, when folders are customized to General Items)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2011   #45
neFAST

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I found some references to the detail view in the xml, but no padding parameter.
With the recommended modification from this thread, my detail view is looking exactly as the old one, what did you changed Lykho?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Apr 2011   #46
artharman

Windows Pro 7 64
 
 
Fixed Details View Spacing (mostly)

Thank you so much to Tweaker and everyone who solved some of the line spacing problems with ExplorerFrame mods. The wide line spacing was driving me nuts!

The changes in this thread indeed fixed List View right-pane spacing but the only improvement in Details View was to reduce the right-pane left margin.

I succeded however in fixing the right pane spacing in Details View by searching for
<UICollection resid="collection.details and in the first result ADDING padding="rect(0,0,0,0)" There was no padding entry under that heading before.

This reduced the right-pane line spacing beautifully! It did not change left-pane spacing or the right-click context menus.

I have not yet tried this for the other two search results for <UICollection resid="collection.details but I'll let you know what happens if I do.

When I also added the suggested columnwidth and itemspacing entries, the right pane went entirely blank! No files or folders appeared on the right pane. So I reverted to an earlier version and just tried the one padding entry.

I really want to fix the spacing on the right-click menus; has anyone had success with those?

By the way, the registry hack mentioned in this thread worked well by itself to fix a Vista computer using Classic menus. Haven't tried to see if it also fixed line spacing in that computer's Aero view.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2011   #47
neFAST

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@arthaman: I tried to add your tweak to me Explorer.dll
I started with a clean dll (without the fix for list view) and changed the following line
Code:
<UICollection resid="collection.details" LogicalImageSize="16" layout="borderlayout()" UIItemCreationPropMap="item.details">
to
Code:
<UICollection resid="collection.details" padding="rect(0,0,0,0)" LogicalImageSize="16" layout="borderlayout()" UIItemCreationPropMap="item.details">
Nothing changed in my explorer
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Apr 2011   #48
artharman

Windows Pro 7 64
 
 

Hmmm, it must depend upon the list view modifications.

I had made all the mods Tweaker wrote up on the first page before trying what I wrote up. The change from 22rp to 17rp at the bottom is indeed a details view property; so you'll probably need to try the others in addition to mine to get the results in details view.

Hope it works for you!
=========================================
Tweaker's mods:

In the following 3 sections
<UICollection resid="collection.list.groups"
<UICollection resid="collection.list.ungrouped"
<UICollection resid="collection.list.insidegroup"

changing:

padding="rect(14rp,0,0,0)
to
padding="rect(0,0,0,0)

columnwidth="20rp"
to
columnwidth="17rp"

itemspacing="size(10rp,1rp)"
to
itemspacing="size(6rp,0rp)"

and

...If I had to guess it would be

height="22rp"

there's only one occurence of that (inside a <style resid="details"> block), and 22 pixels is exactly the line size in details view. But I can't say for sure that it will work.

edit: for reference 17 would be the old windows height
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2011   #49
neFAST

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

With all modifications it works! Thanks.
Now I would also love to reduce line height in the left tree view and in the right clic menu.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 May 2011   #50
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

has anyone else found their height/spacing has returned to default?
maybe I'm mistaken, but it seems like subsequent to SP1 or some other update my changes have vanished. (I haven't verified this in the .dll yet (as a novice I find these things are serious hassle...oh for an options menu in 'Personalize' where such things could be changed as easily as desktop icon size and alignment!), just going by appearances)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 possible to change list item height/spacing?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
change height of taskbar buttons
How can I change the height of these taskbar buttons to be shorter?
Customization
Is there a way to change the bottom spacing of the title bar?
It looks like this. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8071/8336124125_ca59dd9a53_h.jpg But I want it to look like this. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8356/8337181886_492100e9a2_h.jpg
Customization
Start Menu - Change Height
How to Change the Height of the Windows 7 Start Menu This will show you how to increase and decrease the height of the Windows 7 Start Menu without displaying Recently Opened Programs and without Displaying Sub-menus.Many users would like to change the height of the Start Menu in Windows 7....
Tutorials
Half height PCI mounting bracket BUT full height slot.
Background: I have an Acer Aspire X1800 in a ridiculously small case. Everything gets way too hot and no room for cooling. Plus according to eXtreme Power supply calculator the supplied 220W PSU is well below recommended minimum (and making noises!). So I've nearly finished moving the hardware...
Hardware & Devices
Change Spacing in Start Menu!
Hello Folks, New day new questions... Change space between my computer....Control panel so it fans out all the way then all jammed just on top.... http://i52.tinypic.com/205701s.png
Customization
I like the open item list from the Taskbar
Hello, I was reading here that someone did not like the downward list of open items from the taskbar, but preferred a "pane" for each open Window. I have just the opposite problem. When I have "too many" Windows open in IE, it displays them as a list as shown in his picture, which I have...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App