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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Status Bar: does not show file size

18 Oct 2009   #41
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dasla View Post
Let's just hope that next week when Windows 7 is launched, the final release has fixed this bug in Explorer, so we can all see our filesizes as we so wish. Maybe it's just something in the release candidate version - (build 7100)
I'm afraid not.
It's in 7600 too, and MS hasn't changed any features.

I agree that MS could have left the things people are used to in,
without compromising their new features.

Lets hope that once Win7 is released to the public,
MS will hear the complaints, and bring it back in some update.


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18 Oct 2009   #42
gpatrick

Windows xp sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dasla View Post
Let's just hope that next week when Windows 7 is launched, the final release has fixed this bug in Explorer, so we can all see our filesizes as we so wish. Maybe it's just something in the release candidate version - (build 7100)
I'm afraid not.
It's in 7600 too, and MS hasn't changed any features.

I agree that MS could have left the things people are used to in,
without compromising their new features.

Lets hope that once Win7 is released to the public,
MS will hear the complaints, and bring it back in some update.
I don't know if they will do that, if MS is that stubborn with the windows start menu. In fact, they said if use the classic start menu and classic toolbars in Vista or Windows xp. They said don't get windows 7. You are not being forced to get it. (My opinion at least not tell 2014 (Longer for Vista).

MS claims windows 7 is the way the user wants it, they never asked me.

Off topic question
Can Vista be made to run faster (I read a lot of reports that vista is slower than xp sp3 or even windows 98se)
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18 Oct 2009   #43
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpatrick View Post
...Off topic question
Can Vista be made to run faster (I read a lot of reports that vista is slower than xp sp3 or even windows 98se)?
Yes. Install it on a faster platform.
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18 Oct 2009   #44
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpatrick View Post
MS claims windows 7 is the way the user wants it, they never asked me.
Windows has over a billion users, not everyone is going to get there voice across that many heads.
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18 Oct 2009   #45
gpatrick

Windows xp sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpatrick View Post
...Off topic question
Can Vista be made to run faster (I read a lot of reports that vista is slower than xp sp3 or even windows 98se)?
Yes. Install it on a faster platform.
I am not ruling out windows 7 but I may get a used Vista system.
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18 Oct 2009   #46
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpatrick View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpatrick View Post
...Off topic question
Can Vista be made to run faster (I read a lot of reports that vista is slower than xp sp3 or even windows 98se)?
Yes. Install it on a faster platform.
I am not ruling out windows 7 but I may get a used Vista system.
If the system was rated to run Vista, Windows 7 will run on it quite nicely. Very well indeed. RAM is your friend.
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19 Oct 2009   #47
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpatrick View Post
Curious question, A little off topic. I know in xp you can. Do they still have it where you can use windows classic toolbars and classic start menu?
no, classic is history, i'm afraid.
You can enable Status Bar but it only shows number of files selected, and there is Classic Theme.


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19 Oct 2009   #48
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpatrick View Post
Curious question, A little off topic. I know in xp you can. Do they still have it where you can use windows classic toolbars and classic start menu?
no, classic is history, i'm afraid.
You can enable Status Bar but it only shows number of files selected, and there is Classic Theme.
well done, very close, but no classic start-menu nor cigar...
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30 Oct 2009   #49
blotsome

W7 Pro x64
 
 

I agree that this is a small, but significant issue for me. I find it problematic, because say I have a number of .rar and .par files in a directory (over 15), and I've repaired and extracted the content, and want to delete those .rar and .par files. With XP, I'd always glance at the total file size to make sure I hadn't accidentally selected something I didn't want to delete. It is even more important, now that I am new to W7, and I don't recognize all the filetype icons yet, so I want to make sure the files I have selected are the expected size. To do that, I now have to click "show more details" which then steals focus. So I can no longer simply hit "delete" on my keyboard, as the focus is on the bottom bar. To get focus back on the 15+ selected items, you can't click one item, as the deselects the list, or you can't click on the background either for the same reason. You have to right click on one of the selections. And at this point, I'm better off selecting "delete" from the right-click menu than using the keyboard stroke. Yeah, it may be a nitpick, but still it is annoying. Moving the curser halfway across the screen, clicking, then moving the curser halfway back and right clicking and selecting "delete" from the menu, when before I didn't have to do any of that since I could select 15+ items, glance at the size, and hit delete on my keyboard. Much more streamlined.

It seems like there should be a simple registry item to change the number of items selectable. I know even XP stopped showing details after a certain amount as well, but that number was much higher (maybe around 50 selected items?) I hope someone figures out a way to make an adjustment so either "show more details" is always selected, or the number of items can be raised from 15. If not, I really hope that Windows considers adding this functionality in the future (doesn't seem as likely).

But I can understand other situations where knowing the file size of a group of 15+ files can be helpful, such as transferring files to other media such as CDs and flash drives (and at least the selection focus issue doesn't affect copying and moving, you can still click and move the 15+ files, even if the bottom bar has the focus. I just tested it).

So if anyone figures out a way around this (or a way to "fix" it), please send me a message. Thanks!
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30 Oct 2009   #50
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blotsome View Post
So if anyone figures out a way around this (or a way to "fix" it), please send me a message. Thanks!
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