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Windows 7: Library View Settings

08 Apr 2011   #11
FrozenInferno

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@Brink
Good to hear.

@Kado
I don't understand. They would still share the same view as their parent folders.


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08 Apr 2011   #12
kado897

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The view is attached to the library. Or, more precisely, the library type (Music, Video, Documents etc). The folder view as seen outside the library can also be different. There seems to be some interaction but, for instance, you can view a folder from outside the library in detail view while simultaneously in large icon view within the library (See clip 1). You can with some limitation do similar things by viewing via two libraries(see clip 2)

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08 Apr 2011   #13
FrozenInferno

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I prefer to do my browsing through the libraries so your first suggestion doesn't really help. As for the second, to illustrate my gripe, if you were to go into that "Windows 7" folder you have there, it would share the same view settings as its parent ("Articles").
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09 Apr 2011   #14
kado897

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Yes that's true. I was merely trying to show how you could view a folder differently depending on how you get to it. Libraries are a useful feature but still need improvement in their implementation. Maybe Windows 8...
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09 Apr 2011   #15
FrozenInferno

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I see. Yea, I was already aware of all that. Thanks anyway though.
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11 Jul 2012   #16
Prequel

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Using Windows 8 Release Preview and seeing this is still not implemented is painful. I don't know what to say. Words are useless. If you say this is too much work, which definitely isn't: You can't even change a folder's damn icon without leaving Libraries. Or if you don't mind an example outside Libraries, you can't even "Open With" multiple files. You really leave me without word. When it's about marketing, you can add something brand new & huge, like the Metro. But you can't even fix simple lackings who knows how many years old.

I think this won't change for full version too but still i have to ask out of my incurable curiosity: Is there any chance to see it fixed on the full version?
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