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Windows 7: Windows Explorer: Folder Browsing

03 Jul 2010   #11

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
I disagree. ...

You seem like an engineering type of guy, so you should understand my explanation: If you expand a folder for the first time, Explorer starts to ....

My hope is that the problem will be fixed in SP1 and then I can finally remove that ugly hack from my code.
Ivo, you are a god.

This is the first time I have seen a crisp description of what is happening behind the scenes. This W7 Explorer behaviour was absolutely driving me nuts. But more importantly, you are providing a solution. I am so happy that the latest version of Classic shell addresses this even if you call it a hack. I have an earlier version of Classic Shell which in my mind did "fix everything" except this. As soon as a massive job finishes processing, I am installing the latest. THANK YOU.

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03 Jul 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64

Thanks :)

BTW, what version are you using? This fix is from 1.0.0, which was released in February. You must have something really old, otherwise the fix is either disabled, or isn't working in your case.
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04 Jul 2010   #13

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
Thanks :)

BTW, what version are you using? This fix is from 1.0.0, which was released in February. You must have something really old, otherwise the fix is either disabled, or isn't working in your case.
Hehe. I didn't realize how old my version was ... 0.9.8. Goes to show ... I was so friggin happy with the features of 0.9.8 that I didn't even bother to look for updates.

Thanks a bunch.
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23 Jul 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate


Not sure what you are meaning with regard to "proper use of the tree" as well as "punishment for bad habits". In every prior version of Windows, users have been able to double-click directly on a folder in the left pane of Windows Explorer to have it expand in place (or even jump to the TOP of the pane to show as many sub-folders as possible), which is expected and useful. In Windows 7, this now causes the folder you have double-clicked to "jump" to the second to the last row in the left pane. That is not acceptable, nor how it is supposed to work.

I have spoken, directly, to Microsoft regarding this issue. They acknowledge the behavior, but state it is "by design". That has to be one of the most ludicrous remarks ever from them. All versions prior to Windows 7 worked correctly, but now that they've broken the code from even Vista, they call it "by design". I'd love to know how the folder jumping to the bottom of your screen (even if it was originally positioned at the top) is useful to anyone. Second, a behavior cannot be "by design" if it is not repeatable under the same circumstances each time. Once you have had the jumpy behavior relocate a folder to the bottom of the left pane, you can try as you like with that same folder, but you will not be able to initiate the behavior again on it until you restart Explorer and double-click it again. This makes the behavior a bug...and a VERY annoying one at that.

I am a software engineer, myself, and I use Explorer like a fiend. This, and other ridiculous quirks, make Windows 7's Explorer a chore to use. Microsoft told me that they will only fix this bug if enough users lodge their complaints. So I would strongly encourage people to write their complaints (click the period at the end of this sentence) to one of the managers of the Windows Technical Support Team.
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