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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Navigational drop "feature"

04 May 2010   #11
unifex

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This behavior has been discussed numerous times. Search Google and you find hundreds of threads here and other places. Half of the people are irritated by this, others - such as myself - can't even reproduce it. In any case, there is no solution or workaround or anything. If you - just like me - can't see the problem, great. If you see it and are irritated by it - you'll have to learn to live with it.


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04 May 2010   #12
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wreck View Post
I think I see what the OP is saying. If you first navigate to a folder, then click ON the folder, then click the arrow next to the folder you have highlighted Windows seems to move the folder down a couple of rows for some reason. Odd behavior, but hardly a show stopper, or you are getting a much bigger change than I am.

It looks to me like a cosmetic bug, as I cannot think of any way it would be by design. Even the MS UI designers aren't that obtuse. However, it isn't really an issue for me, as I don't navigate that way at all.
Show stopper? No, but I am indeed experiencing a much bigger drop than you describe. For instance, if an expanded partition is near the top of the left pane with one of the top folders selected and I click on the arrow, the selected folder drops almost to the bottom of the window. Also, you would be surprised at what gets designated as by design or won't fix.

James
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04 May 2010   #13
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arkhi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wreck View Post
I think I see what the OP is saying. If you first navigate to a folder, then click ON the folder, then click the arrow next to the folder you have highlighted Windows seems to move the folder down a couple of rows for some reason. Odd behavior, but hardly a show stopper, or you are getting a much bigger change than I am.

It looks to me like a cosmetic bug, as I cannot think of any way it would be by design. Even the MS UI designers aren't that obtuse. However, it isn't really an issue for me, as I don't navigate that way at all.

Tried it, and that's exactly what happens. Guess the only solution for now is to click the arrow directly instead.
Good workaround. If it works consistently here, I'll train myself to work that way.

Thanks,
James
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