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Windows 7: ShellFolderFix - Manage folder window positions/size

10 Feb 2011   #331
NoelC

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Can you Add Title to Internet Explorer Windows Too?

Hey Georg, I know ShellFolderFix is targeted at Windows Explorer, but I wanted to mention something...

I just downloaded and tried Internet Explorer 9... I see that, like Windows Explorer, they've somehow decided it's better not to put the page title in the Title bar of the window. I don't know who's behind this "clean title bar" initiative, but it seems a bit silly.

Can you think of a way to restore the title to Internet Explorer 9 windows in the way that you do with Explorer windows? The title is there in the Taskbar button.

-Noel


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24 Feb 2011   #332
Monsoon

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For some reason, ShellFolderFix stopped working with my documents.

It remembers the size and position of the folders in documents, but it's not remembering the view settings for icon size/list, etc.

I tried deleting the program folder and opening up a new one, but that didn't help.
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24 Feb 2011   #333
tweaker

w7-64, w2k
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ReneGnam View Post
I love your ShellFolderFix recommendation and it works on my Win7 machine. However, since installing it, I have a weird problem. I'm wondering whether the problem is connected with ShellFolderFix and if so, how do I rectify it.

In middle of doing nothing, IOW idle, the machine locks up. No keyboard. No mouse. No contl-alt-del. Hiberation = Never.

It just locks up and the only way out is to depress and hold the power switch, then boot up from a cold start.
I can't remember anyone having reported such a problem with any version. I can't think of anything that SFF would do when the machine is sitting around being idle. Only if you enabled auto-save it would be doing something from time to time, otherwise it shouldn't. If that's the case then try disabling auto-save. Another thing to try would be to run a couple of days without SFF and see if the problem stops or not.

Did you download SFF from here (first post in this thread) or from some other site, where it could potentially have been infected?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelC View Post
Can you think of a way to restore the title to Internet Explorer 9 windows in the way that you do with Explorer windows? The title is there in the Taskbar button.
I would guess that the same method would work for the IE as for the Explorer windows. It sets some general Windows window states/flags to enable the title. SFF only filters out explorer windows though, so it would require some other small utility that would work with other apps.

I could see if it's really trivial/easy to add, then I could make some unofficial functionality for it that needs to be enabled by setting a registry key, but can't promise anything.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Monsoon View Post
For some reason, ShellFolderFix stopped working with my documents.

It remembers the size and position of the folders in documents, but it's not remembering the view settings for icon size/list, etc.
Everything is in working order, it never started working SFF only affects (and remembers) the size and position, nothing else. If it were (easily) possible it would also remember view settings, I want that myself.
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24 Feb 2011   #334
Monsoon

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well I gotta tell you, that's pretty strange then.

because my computer remembers those settings in every folder in my backup drives, as well as desktop folders.

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24 Feb 2011   #335
Monsoon

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I thought I should post what I figured out about that. It appears that windows can remember the most common setting for icon size, which in my case is almost always "list".

And my backup drives as well as my desktop stuff are set to open to list view in pretty much everything, which is why it seemed like it was remembering everything.

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02 Mar 2011   #336
Nemai04

Windows Home 64 Bit
 
 
My Computer Window Error

The window positioning on this program works great most of the time, but for some odd reason, and not because of a resolution change like playing games or something, it will have this odd anomaly where the My Computer Window (I keep it in the corner to see discs on the desktop like Macs) shows up all these weird sizes. It would be great if that could be fixed because besides that it works great. (7 home, Asus G73 i7)


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08 Mar 2011   #337
chuck447

Windows 7
 
 

What theme are you using? I like the look of it...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nemai04 View Post
The window positioning on this program works great most of the time, but for some odd reason, and not because of a resolution change like playing games or something, it will have this odd anomaly where the My Computer Window (I keep it in the corner to see discs on the desktop like Macs) shows up all these weird sizes. It would be great if that could be fixed because besides that it works great. (7 home, Asus G73 i7)
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09 Mar 2011   #338
Nemai04

Windows Home 64 Bit
 
 

Oh just choose the original Windows Classic from the themes, then adjust the options in the Windows Color icon of the personalization panel to change the color of the text to orange or whatever, and the background darker. It is easier on the eyes for me.
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09 Mar 2011   #339
ryegrass

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
ShellFolderFix

ShellFolderFix is an excellent start toward being able to have customized individual folders and works extremely well for both the position and size of folders in Windows 7 (plus it's free :-) ) however if one uses the preview pane (as I do) the size of that pane is still linked globally i.e. If I open folder A and adjust the size of the preview pane, close folder A and then open folder B, folder B's preview pane is now the size set in folder A. I fully understand that tweaker is doing this as a 'labor of love', but if he were able to 'fix' this feature or make it so that the preview pane could be individually turned on or off (per folder: on in folder A off in folder B) I would be willing to give him the highest compliment of all- pay for this as a product.
Thanks, Randy
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09 Mar 2011   #340
ReneGnam

windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

[QUOTE=tweaker;1258750]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ReneGnam View Post
I love your ShellFolderFix recommendation and it works on my Win7 machine. However, since installing it, I have a weird problem. I'm wondering whether the problem is connected with ShellFolderFix and if so, how do I rectify it.

In middle of doing nothing, IOW idle, the machine locks up. No keyboard. No mouse. No contl-alt-del. Hiberation = Never.

It just locks up and the only way out is to depress and hold the power switch, then boot up from a cold start.
I can't remember anyone having reported such a problem with any version. I can't think of anything that SFF would do when the machine is sitting around being idle. Only if you enabled auto-save it would be doing something from time to time, otherwise it shouldn't. If that's the case then try disabling auto-save. Another thing to try would be to run a couple of days without SFF and see if the problem stops or not.

Did you download SFF from here (first post in this thread) or from some other site, where it could potentially have been infected?

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Thank you for your response. I apologize for my delay in getting back to you. That Win7 machine died! Bad MOBO, mem and PS...probably a lightning surge that jumped past all the blockades I have...so, it was not the fault of SFF.

I'm today beginning with Win7-64 Home, so I just downloaded SFF-64...and we'll see how it goes. THANK YOU!
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