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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

08 Feb 2016   #540
Hashim

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'll look and see.
Appreciate it, thanks.

For the sake of documentation, the issue only seems to affect List and Details - all other views seem like they normally are in Windows 7, whereas those two are as vertically close as they were in XP.

I've also checked my own ExplorerFrame.dll and the height attribute for the style resid="details" section is 22rp, which is what the thread I linked to claims is the default height for that section on Windows 7. Could indicate it's being changed by registry values... or the lack of them.

I'm surprised there haven't been more people on this thread asking about this issue tbh, I'm clearly not the only one that's had this fix cause this unintended side effect... maybe people just prefer how XP looked, haha.


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08 Feb 2016   #541
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, yeah some like the XP tighter spacing, but I like the default wider spacing in Windows 7 as well.

It took a bit to jog my memory for this since it's been a while, but I think I have it sorted. Changing the FFLAGS DWORD decimal value date to 1092616209 (7 style) instead of 1124073476 (XP style) makes it wider.

If you like, test the .bat below with the new value. Using OPTION TWO in the tutorial will also undo it if needed.

Test_Disable_Windows_7_Explorer_Auto_Arrange.bat


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09 Feb 2016   #542
Hashim

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
LOL, yeah some like the XP tighter spacing, but I like the default wider spacing in Windows 7 as well.

It took a bit to jog my memory for this since it's been a while, but I think I have it sorted. Changing the FFLAGS DWORD decimal value date to 1092616209 (7 style) instead of 1124073476 (XP style) makes it wider.

If you like, test the .bat below with the new value. Using OPTION TWO in the tutorial will also undo it if needed.

Attachment 381422
No such luck, unfortunately - it rectifies the spacing problem, but then there's no sign of the Auto Arrange options, so basically takes it back to default.
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09 Feb 2016   #543
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Back to the drawing board.
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09 Feb 2016   #544
Hashim

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Back to the drawing board.
Lol, looks that way, yeah.
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24 Feb 2016   #545
ididntdoit

Windows 7 professional
 
 

Just want to add a big thank you for this fix. The inability to move my files around is the one thing that had stopped me from upgrading from xp to win 7 - in fact it was stopping me from upgrading my pc at all and since finding I have now just upgraded my pc.
You have the patient of a saint, I have read all 55 pages and lost count of the time I have read "you cannot freely move them in a library"
Once again - thank you.
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24 Feb 2016   #546
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm glad it could help ididntdoit.
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05 Mar 2016   #547
jonnyhotchkiss

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

wow - think i've found your most active thread

stumbled here after wasting a day doing an install just to see if, out-of-box experience was logical, desired sort recent by date created / modified... Looks like I was wrong again!

Wild Punt, given the quick thread-search (great site feature for 'recent' yielded zero hits in all 55pages... I guess these hacks don't allow the 'recent items' (StartMenu list)
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05 Mar 2016   #548
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jonny,

Yeah, it won't work for that. If you like, you could use the tutorial below to disable Start Menu auto arrange though.

Start Menu Auto Arrange by Name - Enable or Disable
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19 Mar 2016   #549
ididntdoit

Windows 7 professional
 
 

Ok I am still not getting what is happening here.
I have done the hack and I am not working in a library,
I have 2 phones with holiday snaps and also some stuff from internet.
I re arrange all in one folder as I want them to appear when looked at -- so my phone shot then the wife's and then the hotel screen shot of their own photo.

Now if I just leave it like that and look again on the pc - great they are all where I left them, in the order I want.
But that is no good for writing to a stick or disk for viewing in that order on a tv for example.Because the tv or dvd player will show them in a chronological order.
In xp I could re order and then select all and rename the 1st one Disney and then they would all get named Disney (1) Disney (2) and so on. So that when they were then written to a disk the DVD player would show them in the order I chose because they are now fixed in a cronoligical order .
When I try to rename the whole lot like before in xp the numbering gos nuts with the hack. I had put two photos side by side - via drag and drop hack and then rename all but they dont stay as a side by side number --- say - 5 -6 or 7-8.
I cant work out what is going on
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