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Windows 7: Show Navigation Pane> Expand Folder? (+ sign)

18 Jan 2010   #1
mac5050

windows 7
 
 
Show Navigation Pane> Expand Folder? (+ sign)

Hi all,

I'm using Classic Theme, and in Windows Explorer, when I mouseover in the left-hand pane (Navigation), the plus signs (to expand folders) appear/disappear. They only stay displayed if I have a folder highlighted on the left. As soon as I select anything in the right-hand pane, the plus signs disappear again.

Does anyone know a way to display them permanantly?

TIA

mac

PS Apologies if this has been asked already. I searched, but couldn't find anything.


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18 Jan 2010   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Mac.

The arrows/+ signs should show up when you move the mouse over the navigation pane. When you move the mouse over the right pane, they disappear. I guess the idea is that if the mouse isn't nearby they aren't of much use. Sorry, but I don't know of a way to change the behavior.

Gary
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18 Jan 2010   #3
mac5050

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for replying.

I understand the idea behind it, and you rightly say that if they mouse isn't over them, they're no use.

However, MS should realise that some users don't like to see things change on the UI depending on where the mouse is. I'm probably in a minority on this, but it would be nice to at least have the option to change this behaviour.

mac
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18 Jan 2010   #4
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

A bigger problem is that the buttons don't show during drag/drop. So you are dragging a file, place a mouse over a folder, but its [+] button doesn't appear even if it has sub-folders.

This problem can be fixed with Classic Shell: ANN: Classic Shell 0.9.8 -now with skinnable start menu
Install the Classic Explorer component, open the settings and select "Don't fade buttons".

Ivo
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18 Jan 2010   #5
mac5050

windows 7
 
 

Oh, how dumb I am!

Thanks for that, Ivo. I already have Classic Shell installed and didn't realise it had that setting. I've being doing so much tweaking over the last few days, I forgot to check all the options.

I'm now a happy bunny! Thanks!

mac
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18 Jan 2010   #6
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Then you may want to upgrade to the latest version 0.9.9. It was released just an hour ago. It has many bug fixes and many new configuration settings you may find useful.
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18 Jan 2010   #7
mac5050

windows 7
 
 

Grabbed it!

Thanks for the heads-up!

mac
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