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Old 03-28-2009, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default Microsoft is trashing Windows Explorer


I suppose there are third-party file managers. I will be looking for
one if and when forced to upgrade from XP. Having tried the Windows 7
beta, Windows Explorer (like MSN Messenger) is beginning to look like
an ornament. Apparently the same goes for Vista.

When Folder View is enabled, clicking on the folder name does nothing.
In Windows XP, you could click on the folder name to expand the folder
and automatically close the previous folder at the same time. That was
very useful to me. And then there is all the additional junk above the
"computer" folder, as if Microsoft thinks "computer" is a bad word to
be hidden away. And then there is the fact that font sizes and types
can no longer be adjusted (without screwing up other programs on your
system).

Oh well... Firefox was a pleasant surprise, maybe a third-party file
manager will be too.

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Old 03-28-2009, 11:30 PM   #2
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John Doe <jdoe@usenetlove.invalid> wrote in news:0Kxzl.16983$as4.15708
@nlpi069.nbdc.sbc.com:
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>
> I suppose there are third-party file managers. I will be looking for
> one if and when forced to upgrade from XP. Having tried the Windows 7
> beta, Windows Explorer (like MSN Messenger) is beginning to look like
> an ornament. Apparently the same goes for Vista.
>
> When Folder View is enabled, clicking on the folder name does nothing.
> In Windows XP, you could click on the folder name to expand the folder
> and automatically close the previous folder at the same time.[/color]

That is called 'Display Simple folder view in Explorer's Folder list', an
option under "Folder Options' -> 'View'.


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Old 03-29-2009, 01:30 AM   #3
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DanS <t.h.i.s.n.t.h.a.t@r.o.a.d.r.u.n.n.e.r.c.o.m> wrote in
news:Xns9BDCC44B78D9Bthisnthatroadrunnern@85.214.105.209:
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> John Doe <jdoe@usenetlove.invalid> wrote in news:0Kxzl.16983$as4.15708
> @nlpi069.nbdc.sbc.com:
>[color=green]
>>
>> I suppose there are third-party file managers. I will be looking for
>> one if and when forced to upgrade from XP. Having tried the Windows 7
>> beta, Windows Explorer (like MSN Messenger) is beginning to look like
>> an ornament. Apparently the same goes for Vista.
>>
>> When Folder View is enabled, clicking on the folder name does
>> nothing. In Windows XP, you could click on the folder name to expand
>> the folder and automatically close the previous folder at the same
>> time.[/color]
>
> That is called 'Display Simple folder view in Explorer's Folder list',
> an option under "Folder Options' -> 'View'.[/color]

In XP that was anyway.


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Old 03-29-2009, 02:30 AM   #4
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"John Doe" <jdoe@usenetlove.invalid> wrote in message
news:0Kxzl.16983$as4.15708@nlpi069.nbdc.sbc.com...[color=blue]
>
> I suppose there are third-party file managers. I will be looking for
> one if and when forced to upgrade from XP. Having tried the Windows 7
> beta, Windows Explorer (like MSN Messenger) is beginning to look like
> an ornament. Apparently the same goes for Vista.
>
> When Folder View is enabled, clicking on the folder name does nothing.[/color]

Try double clicking.

[color=blue]
> In Windows XP, you could click on the folder name to expand the folder
> and automatically close the previous folder at the same time. That was
> very useful to me. And then there is all the additional junk above the
> "computer" folder, as if Microsoft thinks "computer" is a bad word to
> be hidden away. And then there is the fact that font sizes and types
> can no longer be adjusted (without screwing up other programs on your
> system).
>
> Oh well... Firefox was a pleasant surprise, maybe a third-party file
> manager will be too.[/color]


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Old 03-29-2009, 02:30 AM   #5
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DanS <t.h.i.s.n.t.h.a.t@r.o.a.d.r.u.n.n.e.r.c.o.m> wrote:[color=blue]
> DanS <t.h.i.s.n.t.h.a.t@r.o.a.d.r.u.n.n.e.r.c.o.m> wrote[color=green]
>> John Doe <jdoe@usenetlove.invalid> wrote[/color][/color]
[color=blue][color=green][color=darkred]
>>> I suppose there are third-party file managers. I will be looking
>>> for one if and when forced to upgrade from XP. Having tried the
>>> Windows 7 beta, Windows Explorer (like MSN Messenger) is
>>> beginning to look like an ornament. Apparently the same goes for
>>> Vista.
>>>
>>> When Folder View is enabled, clicking on the folder name does
>>> nothing. In Windows XP, you could click on the folder name to
>>> expand the folder and automatically close the previous folder at
>>> the same time.[/color]
>>
>> That is called 'Display Simple folder view in Explorer's Folder
>> list', an option under "Folder Options' -> 'View'.[/color]
>
> In XP that was anyway.[/color]

You misspelled "I am clueless".
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:30 AM   #6
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"Cat-In-A-Flat" <none@none.not> wrote:
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> "John Doe" <jdoe@usenetlove.invalid> wrote[/color]
[color=blue][color=green]
>> I suppose there are third-party file managers. I will be looking
>> for one if and when forced to upgrade from XP. Having tried the
>> Windows 7 beta, Windows Explorer (like MSN Messenger) is
>> beginning to look like an ornament. Apparently the same goes for
>> Vista.
>>
>> When Folder View is enabled, clicking on the folder name does
>> nothing.[/color]
>
> Try double clicking.[/color]

Single clicking is easier. Besides, it doesn't close the previous
folder.







[color=blue]
>
>[color=green]
>> In Windows XP, you could click on the folder name to expand the
>> folder and automatically close the previous folder at the same
>> time. That was very useful to me. And then there is all the
>> additional junk above the "computer" folder, as if Microsoft
>> thinks "computer" is a bad word to be hidden away. And then there
>> is the fact that font sizes and types can no longer be adjusted
>> (without screwing up other programs on your system).
>>
>> Oh well... Firefox was a pleasant surprise, maybe a third-party
>> file manager will be too.[/color][/color]
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:30 AM   #7
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"John Doe" <jdoe@usenetlove.invalid> wrote in message
news:ALAzl.13172$hc1.5328@flpi150.ffdc.sbc.com...[color=blue]
> "Cat-In-A-Flat" <none@none.not> wrote:
>[color=green]
>> "John Doe" <jdoe@usenetlove.invalid> wrote[/color]
>[color=green][color=darkred]
>>> I suppose there are third-party file managers. I will be looking
>>> for one if and when forced to upgrade from XP. Having tried the
>>> Windows 7 beta, Windows Explorer (like MSN Messenger) is
>>> beginning to look like an ornament. Apparently the same goes for
>>> Vista.
>>>
>>> When Folder View is enabled, clicking on the folder name does
>>> nothing.[/color]
>>
>> Try double clicking.[/color]
>
> Single clicking is easier. Besides, it doesn't close the previous
> folder.
>[/color]

if you double click it, it will close.

Become zen master of the double click : )

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Old 03-29-2009, 02:30 AM   #8
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"Cat-In-A-Flat" <none@none.not> wrote:[color=blue]
> "John Doe" <jdoe@usenetlove.invalid> wrote[color=green]
>> "Cat-In-A-Flat" <none@none.not> wrote:[color=darkred]
>>> "John Doe" <jdoe@usenetlove.invalid> wrote[/color]
>>[color=darkred]
>>>> I suppose there are third-party file managers. I will be
>>>> looking for one if and when forced to upgrade from XP. Having
>>>> tried the Windows 7 beta, Windows Explorer (like MSN Messenger)
>>>> is beginning to look like an ornament. Apparently the same goes
>>>> for Vista.
>>>>
>>>> When Folder View is enabled, clicking on the folder name does
>>>> nothing.
>>>
>>> Try double clicking.[/color]
>>
>> Single clicking is easier. Besides, it doesn't close the previous
>> folder.
>>[/color]
>
> if you double click it, it will close.[/color]

Yes it will. But in XP, you could just single click on another
folder name and the prior folder would automatically close. If you
did not want the prior folder to close, you could use the plus sign.

Really though... the fact Windows Explorer fonts cannot be changed
without disrupting the entire system is depressing. Microsoft is
de-evolving its file manager. Not being able to change fonts is
pathetic IMO and it smells like a rat.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:30 AM   #9
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John Doe <jdoe@usenetlove.invalid> wrote in news:mJAzl.13171$hc1.5748
@flpi150.ffdc.sbc.com:
[color=blue]
> DanS <t.h.i.s.n.t.h.a.t@r.o.a.d.r.u.n.n.e.r.c.o.m> wrote:[color=green]
>> DanS <t.h.i.s.n.t.h.a.t@r.o.a.d.r.u.n.n.e.r.c.o.m> wrote[color=darkred]
>>> John Doe <jdoe@usenetlove.invalid> wrote[/color][/color]
>[color=green][color=darkred]
>>>> I suppose there are third-party file managers. I will be looking
>>>> for one if and when forced to upgrade from XP. Having tried the
>>>> Windows 7 beta, Windows Explorer (like MSN Messenger) is
>>>> beginning to look like an ornament. Apparently the same goes for
>>>> Vista.
>>>>
>>>> When Folder View is enabled, clicking on the folder name does
>>>> nothing. In Windows XP, you could click on the folder name to
>>>> expand the folder and automatically close the previous folder at
>>>> the same time.
>>>
>>> That is called 'Display Simple folder view in Explorer's Folder
>>> list', an option under "Folder Options' -> 'View'.[/color]
>>
>> In XP that was anyway.[/color]
>
> You misspelled "I am clueless".[/color]

I am clueless because I told you what a feature was called ?

No, it's not misspelled.....it's spelled J o h n D o e.
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Old 03-29-2009, 12:30 PM   #10
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John Doe wrote:[color=blue]
> I suppose there are third-party file managers. I will be looking for
> one if and when forced to upgrade from XP. Having tried the Windows 7
> beta, Windows Explorer (like MSN Messenger) is beginning to look like
> an ornament. Apparently the same goes for Vista.
>
> When Folder View is enabled, clicking on the folder name does nothing.
> In Windows XP, you could click on the folder name to expand the folder
> and automatically close the previous folder at the same time. That was
> very useful to me. And then there is all the additional junk above the
> "computer" folder, as if Microsoft thinks "computer" is a bad word to
> be hidden away. And then there is the fact that font sizes and types
> can no longer be adjusted (without screwing up other programs on your
> system).
>
> Oh well... Firefox was a pleasant surprise, maybe a third-party file
> manager will be too.[/color]

FreeCommander works well when you need to do REAL work. Ultra Explorer
is another good one.


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