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Vista's explorer drives me crazy

  1. #1


    Michael Bruegmann Guest

    Vista's explorer drives me crazy

    Hi,

    vista's explorer is always changing his window size on startup and the
    details view of my folders. When I resize the window explorer rembers the
    size and position for a while. And then suddenly the next time I start the
    settings are gone.

    I wan't to use the details view for all my folders and and allready tried
    the registry hack from Keith Miller (many thanks to him for posting), but
    explorer randomly changes the views off various folders to "pictures and
    videos" or "documents" even though there are no pictures stored in that
    directories.

    Is there any way to disable this apparently intelligence?


    Greetings

    Michael



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  2. #2


    Adam Albright Guest

    Re: Vista's explorer drives me crazy

    On Wed, 4 Apr 2007 23:11:45 +0200, "Michael Bruegmann"
    <nordsoft@newsgroup.nospam> wrote:

    >Hi,
    >
    >vista's explorer is always changing his window size on startup and the
    >details view of my folders. When I resize the window explorer rembers the
    >size and position for a while. And then suddenly the next time I start the
    >settings are gone.
    >
    >I wan't to use the details view for all my folders and and allready tried
    >the registry hack from Keith Miller (many thanks to him for posting), but
    >explorer randomly changes the views off various folders to "pictures and
    >videos" or "documents" even though there are no pictures stored in that
    >directories.
    >
    >Is there any way to disable this apparently intelligence?


    If there is, I haven't found it. This all goes back to Microsoft
    trying to "help" by over doing some things like trying to show
    thumbnails if it finds image files in a folder to just being dumb in
    it not seemingly being able to remember when you changed the width of
    columns or something basic like that.

    I know the fan boys hate hearing it, by Windows has always had some
    dumb habits. Like refreshing the desktop icons for no apparent reason
    or changing the order of icons on your desktop if you change screen
    resolution or maybe hiding some icons on the Task Bar, then forgetting
    where it hid them so they don't come back until you reboot. Actually
    Explorer has improved some over XP, so I guess that's progress and
    like you mentioned Windows always had trouble remembering when you
    resized a window. It seemed to remember for awhile, then without
    reason it reverts back. At least you known you not alone in see such
    things. Which begs the question why Microsoft never seems to get
    around to fixing them.



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  3. #3


    Frank Guest

    Re: Vista's explorer drives me crazy

    Michael Bruegmann wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > vista's explorer is always changing his window size on startup and the
    > details view of my folders. When I resize the window explorer rembers the
    > size and position for a while. And then suddenly the next time I start the
    > settings are gone.
    >
    > I wan't to use the details view for all my folders and and allready tried
    > the registry hack from Keith Miller (many thanks to him for posting), but
    > explorer randomly changes the views off various folders to "pictures and
    > videos" or "documents" even though there are no pictures stored in that
    > directories.
    >
    > Is there any way to disable this apparently intelligence?
    >
    >
    > Greetings
    >
    > Michael
    >
    >

    Go to control panel/folder options/view and put check in "remember each
    folder's view settings".
    Works just fine for me.
    Frank

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  4. #4


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: Vista's explorer drives me crazy

    changing the size may have to do with using explorer to display so many things in the computer.
    seems to be a general catch all for displaying different types and things.
    guess it gets confused on difference on displaying recycle bin, contacts and files.

    each type of thing that needs explorer to display should have its own entries on the registry so it can remember.




    mikeyhsd@comcast.net



    "Michael Bruegmann" <nordsoft@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message news:755FB5E5-A34B-483B-B784-70DFE3E178E6@microsoft.com...
    Hi,

    vista's explorer is always changing his window size on startup and the
    details view of my folders. When I resize the window explorer rembers the
    size and position for a while. And then suddenly the next time I start the
    settings are gone.

    I wan't to use the details view for all my folders and and allready tried
    the registry hack from Keith Miller (many thanks to him for posting), but
    explorer randomly changes the views off various folders to "pictures and
    videos" or "documents" even though there are no pictures stored in that
    directories.

    Is there any way to disable this apparently intelligence?


    Greetings

    Michael



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  5. #5


    kirk jim Guest

    Re: Vista's explorer drives me crazy

    I may be using XYplorer, a third party file manager when I actually migrate
    to Vista 100%. For me vista is still unusable as a production machine.

    Too many such annoyances, problems, bad designs, and incompatibilities
    oh.. and bloat and slowness too!


    "Michael Bruegmann" <nordsoft@newsgroup.nospam> wrote in message
    news:755FB5E5-A34B-483B-B784-70DFE3E178E6@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > vista's explorer is always changing his window size on startup and the
    > details view of my folders. When I resize the window explorer rembers the
    > size and position for a while. And then suddenly the next time I start the
    > settings are gone.
    >
    > I wan't to use the details view for all my folders and and allready tried
    > the registry hack from Keith Miller (many thanks to him for posting), but
    > explorer randomly changes the views off various folders to "pictures and
    > videos" or "documents" even though there are no pictures stored in that
    > directories.
    >
    > Is there any way to disable this apparently intelligence?
    >
    >
    > Greetings
    >
    > Michael
    >
    >




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  6. #6


    Adam Albright Guest

    Re: Vista's explorer drives me crazy

    On Wed, 04 Apr 2007 15:31:29 -0700, Frank <fb@nospamm.cmm> wrote:


    >Go to control panel/folder options/view and put check in "remember each
    >folder's view settings".
    >Works just fine for me.
    >Frank


    I always get a kick out of one of the newsgroup's resident "experts"
    proclaims it "works for me" and just blows off somebody telling him it
    doesn't work for them.

    See Frank, the problem is you're not nearly as clever as your think
    you are. Lots of people have the folder settings aren't remembered
    issue and for a simple reason. First proof other people have it:

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic66696.html

    Want to know why?

    Sit down and take a deep breath Frank. Put your feet up, relax.

    Windows does it's own thing, or I should say it did at least in XP,
    and seems likely it carries forward to Vista. Microsoft seems to have
    a policy of if it was broke in XP, let's leave it broke in Vista until
    enough people complain about it.

    By default, know what that word means Frank? Windows Explorer will
    ignore some settings for folder options IF the contents of the folder
    exceeds 400 files.

    Oops, bet you didn't know that.

    Some more reading for ya.

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm 4th one down the list.

    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    These fixes are untested on Vista, as far as I know, at least I didn't
    test them. Simply offered to show the smartass crowd they just shoot
    blanks over and over and us more experienced users love to laugh at
    them. Sorry Frank. Just laugh along and you'll feel better soon. I
    hope.

    ROTFLMAO!


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  7. #7


    Frank Guest

    Re: Vista's explorer drives me crazy

    Adam Albright wrote:

    > On Wed, 04 Apr 2007 15:31:29 -0700, Frank <fb@nospamm.cmm> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >>Go to control panel/folder options/view and put check in "remember each
    >>folder's view settings".
    >>Works just fine for me.
    >>Frank

    >
    >
    > I always get a kick out of one of the newsgroup's resident "experts"
    > proclaims it "works for me" and just blows off somebody telling him it
    > doesn't work for them.
    >
    > See Frank, the problem is you're not nearly as clever as your think
    > you are. Lots of people have the folder settings aren't remembered
    > issue and for a simple reason. First proof other people have it:
    >
    > http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic66696.html
    >
    > Want to know why?
    >
    > Sit down and take a deep breath Frank. Put your feet up, relax.
    >
    > Windows does it's own thing, or I should say it did at least in XP,
    > and seems likely it carries forward to Vista. Microsoft seems to have
    > a policy of if it was broke in XP, let's leave it broke in Vista until
    > enough people complain about it.
    >
    > By default, know what that word means Frank? Windows Explorer will
    > ignore some settings for folder options IF the contents of the folder
    > exceeds 400 files.
    >
    > Oops, bet you didn't know that.
    >
    > Some more reading for ya.
    >
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm 4th one down the list.
    >
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >
    > These fixes are untested on Vista, as far as I know, at least I didn't
    > test them. Simply offered to show the smartass crowd they just shoot
    > blanks over and over and us more experienced users love to laugh at
    > them. Sorry Frank. Just laugh along and you'll feel better soon. I
    > hope.
    >
    > ROTFLMAO!
    >

    Hey monkey brain, we're talking about Vista you nitwit. Not xp. And
    sorry to inform you but it works even on folders with files over 400
    which, if can read, the op did not state he had.
    You're a real idiot and like to prove it all the time and you're REALLY
    WEAK!
    (snicker)
    Frank

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  8. #8


    Frank Guest

    Re: Vista's explorer drives me crazy

    Adam Albright wrote:

    > Oops, bet you didn't know that.
    >

    Hey bird brain...that's so old as to have been archived.
    But you didn't know that did you cause you had to look it up!
    You're weak...really weak.
    Frank

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  9. #9


    Adam Albright Guest

    Re: Vista's explorer drives me crazy

    On Wed, 04 Apr 2007 18:21:11 -0700, Frank <fb@nospamm.cmm> wrote:

    >Adam Albright wrote:
    >
    >> On Wed, 04 Apr 2007 15:31:29 -0700, Frank <fb@nospamm.cmm> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>Go to control panel/folder options/view and put check in "remember each
    >>>folder's view settings".
    >>>Works just fine for me.
    >>>Frank

    >>
    >>
    >> I always get a kick out of one of the newsgroup's resident "experts"
    >> proclaims it "works for me" and just blows off somebody telling him it
    >> doesn't work for them.
    >>
    >> See Frank, the problem is you're not nearly as clever as your think
    >> you are. Lots of people have the folder settings aren't remembered
    >> issue and for a simple reason. First proof other people have it:
    >>
    >> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic66696.html
    >>
    >> Want to know why?
    >>
    >> Sit down and take a deep breath Frank. Put your feet up, relax.
    >>
    >> Windows does it's own thing, or I should say it did at least in XP,
    >> and seems likely it carries forward to Vista. Microsoft seems to have
    >> a policy of if it was broke in XP, let's leave it broke in Vista until
    >> enough people complain about it.
    >>
    >> By default, know what that word means Frank? Windows Explorer will
    >> ignore some settings for folder options IF the contents of the folder
    >> exceeds 400 files.
    >>
    >> Oops, bet you didn't know that.
    >>
    >> Some more reading for ya.
    >>
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/top10faqs.htm 4th one down the list.
    >>
    >> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    >>
    >> These fixes are untested on Vista, as far as I know, at least I didn't
    >> test them. Simply offered to show the smartass crowd they just shoot
    >> blanks over and over and us more experienced users love to laugh at
    >> them. Sorry Frank. Just laugh along and you'll feel better soon. I
    >> hope.
    >>
    >> ROTFLMAO!
    >>

    >Hey monkey brain, we're talking about Vista you nitwit.


    Actually the topic is little monkeys like you that squeech, whine and
    bellyache all day long.





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  10. #10


    Adam Albright Guest

    Re: Vista's explorer drives me crazy

    On Wed, 04 Apr 2007 19:40:58 -0700, Frank <fb@nospamm.cmm> wrote:

    >Adam Albright wrote:
    >
    >> Oops, bet you didn't know that.
    >>

    >Hey bird brain...that's so old as to have been archived.
    >But you didn't know that did you cause you had to look it up!
    >You're weak...really weak.



    If I'm so weak, explain why it is I so easily get under your skin and
    push your buttons.



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