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How Do I Enable a Cascading "Breadcrumb Bar" In Explorer?

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    How Do I Enable a Cascading "Breadcrumb Bar" In Explorer?

    I'll admit that it originally took a little getting used to, but the new "Bradcrumb Bar" in Windows Vista Explorer is amazing.

    There's just one option I'd like to see.

    When clicking on the triangular icons next to each component of a folder in the Breadcrumb Bar, I'd like to have the resulting dropdown cascasde to show sub folders of those listed (similar to the way the Classic Start Menu works). Is there a way to enable this?

    In the screenshots I've included, for example, if I hover the mouse over "Patches & Updates" (Screenshot 1), I'd like a sub-menu of sorts to appear that contains the folders "Applications" and "Windows Updates" (Screenshot 2).

    If Vista doesn't have the facility to do this, then if anyone here is a member of the Windows Feedback Program, then could you forward this "request" to Microsoft for inclusion in Windows Seven or even for consideration as a Vista update? I can't join the WFP because it's for "US Residents Only" (Doh!), and I live in South Africa.

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    Re: How Do I Enable a Cascading "Breadcrumb Bar" In Explorer?

    Quote Originally Posted by dzomlija View Post
    I'll admit that it originally took a little getting used to, but the new "Bradcrumb Bar" in Windows Vista Explorer is amazing.

    There's just one option I'd like to see.

    When clicking on the triangular icons next to each component of a folder in the Breadcrumb Bar, I'd like to have the resulting dropdown cascasde to show sub folders of those listed (similar to the way the Classic Start Menu works). Is there a way to enable this?

    In the screenshots I've included, for example, if I hover the mouse over "Patches & Updates" (Screenshot 1), I'd like a sub-menu of sorts to appear that contains the folders "Applications" and "Windows Updates" (Screenshot 2).

    If Vista doesn't have the facility to do this, then if anyone here is a member of the Windows Feedback Program, then could you forward this "request" to Microsoft for inclusion in Windows Seven or even for consideration as a Vista update? I can't join the WFP because it's for "US Residents Only" (Doh!), and I live in South Africa.
    Hi Peter,

    I do not believe that is possible in Vista. The only option close to that would be in the Navigation Pane under the Folders listing.

    Sorry,
    Shawn

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    Re: How Do I Enable a Cascading "Breadcrumb Bar" In Explorer?

    Quote Originally Posted by brink View Post
    Hi Peter,

    I do not believe that is possible in Vista. The only option close to that would be in the Navigation Pane under the Folders listing.

    Sorry,
    Shawn
    Bummer.

    Maybe if someone from Microsoft is listening, they'll make it an update, or will include it in Windows Seven?

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How Do I Enable a Cascading "Breadcrumb Bar" In Explorer?

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