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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

25 Mar 2010   #171
jabloomf1230

Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

Would it be possible to also dictate which folders show the navigation pane or not? If you show it in one Explorer window, it shows up everywhere.


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25 Mar 2010   #172
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jabloomf1230 View Post
Would it be possible to also dictate which folders show the navigation pane or not? If you show it in one Explorer window, it shows up everywhere.
Yeah, Tweaker, if you find out how to do this, I'd like to know. People often ask me if I can add a button to Classic Shell to toggle the navigation pane. I did some Spying++, but couldn't find any clues. Maybe you can figure it out?
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25 Mar 2010   #173
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jabloomf1230 View Post
Would it be possible to also dictate which folders show the navigation pane or not? If you show it in one Explorer window, it shows up everywhere.
It's on my wishlist, but I don't know if it's going to be possible.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
Yeah, Tweaker, if you find out how to do this, I'd like to know. People often ask me if I can add a button to Classic Shell to toggle the navigation pane. I did some Spying++, but couldn't find any clues. Maybe you can figure it out?
Sure, if I find anything I'll let you know. So far I just looked around a bit spy++ like you, and also found nothing (aside of the menu command messages for view list/details/etc). I'm not all too optimistic that I'll find anything useful as it seems to be buried deep inside. I'm secretly hoping that MS patch in "correct" behavior soon so I won't have to deal with it
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19 Apr 2010   #174
RupertSodwind

Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
 
 

Thanks for this excellent app. It will save me a great deal of time.
Is it possible to set up a folder to one's liking and then have it applied to all subfolders?
Reason I ask is that I have roughly 400 sub-folders in 'The Music' and many dozens within 'The Pictures' and it's now gonna take me ages to configure each one separately.
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19 Apr 2010   #175
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RupertSodwind View Post
Is it possible to set up a folder to one's liking and then have it applied to all subfolders?
You can only set a global default, but that will apply to all folders (that are not previously in the database) and not limited to certain subfolders.

To avoid any misundestandings, this app only affects the size and position of windows, so if you set up your Pictures folders to display thumbnails, preview pane etc. and your Music folders to something else, this is not something that is affected or remembered by ShellFolderFix.
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25 Apr 2010   #176
Nemai04

Windows Home 64 Bit
 
 
Great Work, Many Thanks!!!

tweaker - Thank you, you did a great job!!! Call me old fashion but I like to see my stuff and conveniently drag and drop so when I got this new computer I was dismayed at this Windows 7 problem. With the exception of the Computer window (I like to keep in the upper right corner) your ap works great and a huge help. If you sold this I would pay immediately. I'll give you this girl if you like, (sorry she's not rigged.) Thanks again, great service.


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26 Apr 2010   #177
Nemai04

Windows Home 64 Bit
 
 
It Works on Vista Business

Just wanted to add here that it works on Vista Business (Panasonic Y7 Ultra lite). On Both Windows 7 and Vista if you check the restore previous option you get the Computer window, so in short a complete solution. It also keeps the icon sizes so far. Yeah! Great job tweaker, and many thanks!
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30 Apr 2010   #178
koalacarlo79

Windows 7
 
 

I want to suggest a feature: like sizer of brianapps, i want to set some default sizes to apply to the windows (right click on windows border)...
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01 May 2010   #179
kazink

Windows 7 - 64, Windows XP
 
 

The program doesn't seem to work for me, not in the way it should at least. For Save/Restore workspace and when it starts at Windows start it restores folders at random positions on the desktop (sometimes with weird sizes), but when I open and close the program without restarting Windows it seems to restore the folders just right. I tried both 64 and 32-bit versions (without installer), also tried the /portable switch - no luck, except that 32-bit version works more strange: with the first using of Load Workspace option it restores folders at random places, and when I click Load Workspace again it does nothing but flashing folder buttons on taskabar. I can provide more details, including the database file and screenshots if it helps solving the problem. Just tell me if I should post them here or send directly to you. I have Polish version of Windows 7, could that be a reason for the problem? (However, none of the opened folder titles contained polish national characters when I performed the tests).

It probably doesn't matter, but just in case it does: I tried previous version of the program, it was 1.1.0 IIRC, and that version couldn't detect the folder windows at all. When I clicked Save Workspace it displayed message that there were no windows in the workspace to remember (I had opened folder windows at the time of course).
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01 May 2010   #180
Vector

home: Windows 7 x64 • work: OS X 10.12
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jabloomf1230 View Post
Would it be possible to also dictate which folders show the navigation pane or not? If you show it in one Explorer window, it shows up everywhere.
This is a very annoying bug, and apparently others are upset too: check out this Microsoft TechCenter thread about the preview pane.
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