> to go "up", click on the parent folder in the breadcrumb trail
There are a few issues with that though. First, depending on folder name
lengths, and window size, you may not be able to see the name.
Also, it means your clicking isn't in a consistant place.
Thirdly, there's a whole extra level of processing your brain has to do with
And finally, there's the chance the folder was deleted, so the back button
list is broken, and you get an error message.
Don't get me wrong - I think breadcrumbs are great for some things, but the
'Up' button has its place too. I can't understand why MS's UI team would
insist not only hiding it, but banishing it from the OS. If they wanted an
icon change or name change I've no problem with that if the 'up' concept was
harder for non-expert users to understand.
As a UI programmer myself, I'd say not having it, or the option to add it
was a mistake.
For anyone having got here wanting the 'Up' functionality, try <alt>+<up