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Windows 7: Navigating Explorer using arrow keys - new behaviour

02 Feb 2009   #1

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
Navigating Explorer using arrow keys - new behaviour

I like to navigate Explorer using the arrow keys.
In XP, when I selected a folder with say my down arrow key, the contents of the folder would be displayed. That's what I am used to.

However using Seven and navigating with arrow keys the folder contents are not refreshed. They continue to show the previous folder.
I have to touch the space bar to get it to display the files in a folder.
I am not used to this and I don't like it one little bit
Surely this behaviour is not the way forward
Please reassure me...

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02 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

I hate to say it but Vista was this way as well. I never used that feature so I don't care but this is not new behavior unless you never used Vista.
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02 Feb 2009   #3

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127

Thanks pbcopter,
as you guessed I have come straight from XP to Seven.
No Classic Menu and a Lazy Explorer
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09 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 64-bit

I am facing the same problem

I just posted a thread on this issue:

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09 Jul 2009   #5
Orbital Shark


Since Vista, pressing Left/Right while in an expandable branch/folder will expand/shrink the current branch/folder
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17 Nov 2009   #6

windows 7
It worked in windows Vista

I was able to scroll in windows Vista, I agree, its really annonying, does anyone know how to fix it? If you want to scroll through folders really quickly surely there is a way to do it?
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