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Windows 7: Removing Ellipsis in File names

13 Feb 2017   #1
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Removing Ellipsis in File names

How do I remove the ellipses in my desktop shortcuts and in Explorer? I like to see full filenames.
Some people call these "breadcrumbs."


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14 Feb 2017   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

( Whoops. The page I was going to reference does not seem to have any relation to breadcrumbs. Just showing full path in the title bar of Explorer. ) But I did see someone mention the breadcrumbs could be avoided by using Classic Shell.
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14 Feb 2017   #3
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Just hold Ctrl and scroll your mouse till you get the full text.
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15 Feb 2017   #4
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

By the time the icons got big enough, they were about 1 1/4 inch wide and sliding all over the screen. I do have Classic Shell. I'll take another look. I might be wrong that they're the same thing as breadcrumbs, but they're defintely ellipses.
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15 Feb 2017   #5
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

On my system, when I hover the mouse pointer over the icon, a box pops up to display the full name. In addition, if I click on the icon to select it, I see the full name.
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