Microsoft is trashing Windows Explorer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by John Doe, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    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

    Oh well... Firefox was a pleasant surprise, maybe a third-party file
    manager will be too.
    John Doe, Mar 28, 2009
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  2. John Doe

    DanS Guest

    That is called 'Display Simple folder view in Explorer's Folder list', an
    option under "Folder Options' -> 'View'.
    DanS, Mar 28, 2009
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  3. John Doe

    DanS Guest

    In XP that was anyway.
    DanS, Mar 29, 2009
  4. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    You misspelled "I am clueless".
    John Doe, Mar 29, 2009
  5. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    Single clicking is easier. Besides, it doesn't close the previous
    John Doe, Mar 29, 2009
  6. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    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.
    John Doe, Mar 29, 2009
  7. John Doe

    DanS Guest

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

    No, it's not's spelled J o h n D o e.
    DanS, Mar 29, 2009
  8. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    I knew what the feature was called in Windows XP, but this is a
    Windows Vista group and my question was about Windows Vista/7. To
    doublecheck your answer, I reinstalled the Windows 7 beta. Of course
    that was a waste of time. The conclusion is that you might be better
    off answering technical questions in "alt.TheSimpsons" or similar.

    If you are going to answer Windows Vista questions with information
    about Windows XP, make that clear the first time.
    John Doe, Mar 30, 2009
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