odd Status Bar behavior in CD windows


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Dennis Q. Wilson

Normally the Status Bar has three colums at the bottom of my Explorer
windows -- one showing the number of objects in the window, another
showing the total size of all the files in the window, and a third
showing the name of the folder I'm in.

If it's an Explorer Window for a CD-ROM, those last two columns are
missing -- the Status Bar only shows the number of objects in the
window.

Does anyone know of any utility to let me customize what shows up in
the Status Bar, or at least which reg keys govern this behavior?

Thanks.
 
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Sam

You asked for a util to customize the status bar. I know of a
program that can do that but it's an overkill if you have no
interest in the rest of its features. It's Opus. You create just
about anything you want in the status bar such as using a graphical
image for used drive space or to display bitrate of mp3 files etc.

If you are a heavy Windows Explorer user (and not My Computer),
you'll find it quite useful in a lot of ways. Such as creating your
own toolbar with shortcut buttons to your most used programs. If
you access files through My Computer instead of WinExp then it's
probably not for you. You can customize the look of WinExp on each
window and even have 2 directory trees listed. It does so many
things that it would take too much time to list them.

You can check it out here:
http://www.gpsoft.com.au/Intro.html


| Normally the Status Bar has three colums at the bottom of my
Explorer
| windows -- one showing the number of objects in the window,
another
| showing the total size of all the files in the window, and a
third
| showing the name of the folder I'm in.
|
| If it's an Explorer Window for a CD-ROM, those last two columns
are
| missing -- the Status Bar only shows the number of objects in the
| window.
|
| Does anyone know of any utility to let me customize what shows up
in
| the Status Bar, or at least which reg keys govern this behavior?
|
| Thanks.
|
 
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Sam

Opus is a windows explorer replacement it's not an add-on. I think
what you want is
an explorer add-on but I don't know of anything that deals with
just the status bar itself. However, Opus will do what you want. I
think they give you a 60-day trial if I remember right. It has a
little bit of a learning curve and it can do so much stuff... a
person needs that 60 days. If you check out their forum, you can
get a betting understanding of what it can do.


| Does Opus let you customize the Explorer Status Bar or just its
own?
|
| Sam wrote:
| > You asked for a util to customize the status bar. I know of a
| > program that can do that but it's an overkill if you have no
| > interest in the rest of its features. It's Opus. You create
just
| > about anything you want in the status bar such as using a
graphical
| > image for used drive space or to display bitrate of mp3 files
etc.
| >
| > If you are a heavy Windows Explorer user (and not My Computer),
| > you'll find it quite useful in a lot of ways. Such as creating
your
| > own toolbar with shortcut buttons to your most used programs.
If
| > you access files through My Computer instead of WinExp then
it's
| > probably not for you. You can customize the look of WinExp on
each
| > window and even have 2 directory trees listed. It does so many
| > things that it would take too much time to list them.
| >
| > You can check it out here:
| > http://www.gpsoft.com.au/Intro.html
| >
| >
| > | > | Normally the Status Bar has three colums at the bottom of my
| > Explorer
| > | windows -- one showing the number of objects in the window,
| > another
| > | showing the total size of all the files in the window, and a
| > third
| > | showing the name of the folder I'm in.
| > |
| > | If it's an Explorer Window for a CD-ROM, those last two
columns
| > are
| > | missing -- the Status Bar only shows the number of objects in
the
| > | window.
| > |
| > | Does anyone know of any utility to let me customize what
shows up
| > in
| > | the Status Bar, or at least which reg keys govern this
behavior?
| > |
| > | Thanks.
| > |
|
 

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