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Windows 7: How to get the view sorting bar back to w7 ?

11 Mar 2011   #31

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Enjoy Linux, it's about 580 steps backwards (use it every day) :)

Explorer has a couple of bad quirks to it, though it's not like there arent TONS of replacements for it that are better and have always been better. try Explorer++ - A small and fast file manager for Windows

Don't forget, in Linux there is no ONE of anything, you need to choose between about 15 different mostly fail versions of the same thing...

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12 Mar 2011   #32

Windows 7 64 bit

found a solution.. in fact it was the same solution I used in vista to get back the up one level button (XP feature removed from Vista)

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Some settings that need to be done:

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12 Mar 2011   #33


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
Hi Earlz,

Like I promised, I've done some research on internet and went through the registry with a tooth comb.

Bad news is, that it's not there and there is no way to get it back.

Microsoft decided that details bar belongs to details view.

However there is good news too.

And I think if you take some time to get used to it, you might even come to love it. (as is the case with many new things)

In all the views that don't have the bar, you can rightclick on a empty space in the view. (hence not on a file or folder)

You'll find that in the contextmenu are two options named "sort by" and "group by".

The "sort by" option will give you the same options you had with the "sort bar", but much more powerfull.

By default the "Sort by" menu show the properties you are used to, like "Name, Date, Type, etc...."
But when you look down a bit you'll see "More".

When you click that, you'll find an insane list of properties you can set, to tweak your views to the max.

So worst case for you, is that you instead of one click like in Vista, now you have to rightclick/leftclick to get the same result.

I take it you can live with that.

Now, that's not all.

The "Group by" option in the context menu is nothing short of a gem!

You have the same set of parameters, and under the "more" option is the same insane list of properties you can set.

Go and experiment for an hour or so with it, give it some time, and you might just fall in love with it.

If not?

Hey, I did my best. Hope you appreciate it.

Well I, for one, definitely appreciate it! Great work, Squonk! Rep + to you!
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15 Mar 2011   #34
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

squonk's been gone a long time now...
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