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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

05 Feb 2016   #530
Hashim

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Hey there,

First of all, thanks for a great tutorial, I managed to follow it successfully on Windows 7 x64 and get the auto-arrange functionality back. The problem that I'm now having is that the fix also seems to modify the spacing of icons in Explorer, especially in Details view, which looks a lot like the old XP view - funnily enough, I've gotten used to Windows 7's spacing, and would much prefer it. Does anyone know how I can keep the auto-arrange option there and still use the default Windows 7 spacing for details view? If necessary, I'm happy to edit the .dll files manually, I just need to know all the values that the .reg files change.

Thanks!


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05 Feb 2016   #531
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Hashim,

You can right click on the .reg file, and click on "Edit" to see all the changes it makes in the registry to help.
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06 Feb 2016   #532
Hashim

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Hashim,

You can right click on the .reg file, and click on "Edit" to see all the changes it makes in the registry to help.
Hey Brink,

I tried that, but none of it really made sense to me, so I was hoping to get a list of all the values related to the UI that those registry files change, if that's possible. I'd really appreciate it.
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06 Feb 2016   #533
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

To be honest, I'm not sure the spacing can be changed.
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06 Feb 2016   #534
Hashim

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

How come? What exactly changes it in the first place, if it's not in the explicit design of the reg fies?
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06 Feb 2016   #535
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm not 100% sure what to adjust the values to for affecting the spacing like that.
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06 Feb 2016   #536
Hashim

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm not 100% sure what to adjust the values to for affecting the spacing like that.
Ah ok. Did you write it or did someone else?
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06 Feb 2016   #537
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I wrote it, but the values are not documented, so it'll be a guessing game to figure out the correct value data for this specific item.
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08 Feb 2016   #538
Hashim

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I wrote it, but the values are not documented, so it'll be a guessing game to figure out the correct value data for this specific item.
I see. :/

I'm gonna try and figure out whether it can be done - judging by a thread I've come across, it looks like the only options are to manually modify the corresponding .dll file, or to find some purported registry keys that hold the values. This is the thread, the posts I've linked to in particular talk more about the problem as it relates to this registry edit.

possible to change list item height/spacing?

possible to change list item height/spacing?

Maybe those'll make more sense to you than they do me.
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08 Feb 2016   #539
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'll look and see.
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