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Windows 7: Go Back Doesn't Remember Location

13 Jun 2010   #1

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Go Back Doesn't Remember Location

I came from XP, one of the nice features of XP was that when I would browse through a list of folders, when I would click the back button, it would remember the spot I was in. Windows 7 remembers the folder that was highlighted, however, it does not remember the location of the scrollbar - Win 7 actually moves the bar so the folder is at the bottom of the window.

This is somewhat hard to explain, which makes it extremely hard to search for, so I'll provide an example.

Step 1 shows me selecting the ServiceProfiles folder - notice how the location of the folder is halfway in the window, it's centered vertically inside Windows Explorer

Step 2 shows me inside that folder (normal behavior)

Step 3 shows after I click the Back button (or Alt+<) - the folder now appears at the bottom of the Windows Explorer window, instead of halfway down the screen like it was in Step 1.

Basically, the scrollbar moves down (changes position), so that the folder you selected is at the bottom of the window, instead of remembering the position of the scrollbar.

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13 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

I believe that this was always the case, since like W95.... (I could be wrong, but I don't remember it otherwise)

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13 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7

Hmm, I just tested this functionality on my friend's XP Home computer and it works like mine does above...

I really remember it working differently, where it would remember where you were scrolling. I was running XP Pro, not Home, but I doubt that makes a difference.
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