Select Files - Disable or Enable Full Row Select

Brink

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mvp
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How to Enable or Disable Full Row Select in Vista Windows Explorer
Synopsis
Normally when you move your mouse pointer over a file row in Details view in Windows Explorer to select or highlight a file, you can do this from any column. This will show you how to enable or disable selecting this file row from only the Name column (disabled) instead.
How to Enable or Disable Full Row Select in Vista Windows Explorer

information   Information
Normally when you move your mouse pointer over a file row in Details view in Windows Explorer to select or highlight a file, you can do this from any column. This will show you how to enable or disable selecting this file row from only the Name column (disabled) instead.
Note   Note
By default in Vista, Full Row Select is enabled. To see Details view, click on Views (on toolbar) drop down arrow in the Windows Explorer window and click on Details.

CREDIT TO: Keith Miller (MVP) at this link: Keith's Windows Stuff: Disable Full Row Select

EXAMPLE: Full Row Select Enabled
NOTE:
Notice how the whole row is highlighted when selected from under any column.

EnableFullRowSelect.jpg
EXAMPLE: Full Row Select Disabled
NOTE:
Notice when you are only able to select a row from the Name column now, only part of the row is highlighted under the Name column.

DisableFullRowSelect.jpg


Here's How:
1. To Enable Full Row Select
A) Click on the download button below to download the​
EnableFullRowSelect.zip file.​
download

B) Go to step 3.​

2. To Disable Full Row Select
A) Click on the download button below to download the​
DisableFullRowSelect.zip file.​
download

3. Click on Save and save the ZIP file to the Desktop.​
4. Right click on the downloaded ZIP and click Open.​
5. Click on Allow in the UAC prompt.​
6. Extract (drag and drop) the VBS file to the desktop.​
7. When done, you can delete the ZIP file (on desktop) if you like.​
8. Double click on the extracted VBS file, or right click on the VBS file and select Open.​
9. Close all Windows Explorer windows and click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
Step1.jpg

10. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
Step2.jpg

11. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply changes.​
That's it,
Shawn


 

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Brink

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Your welcome Nkskjj, and welcome to Vista Forums. :party:

Shawn
 

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Brink

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mvp
Hello FM, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Maybe I'm not awake yet, but where are you referring to with list view?

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foomonger

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View >> Tiles > Details > LIST > etc.

I use the list view most of all, and this full-row selection drives me nuts! There's no empty space in the windows, and I keep clicking things by doing no more than bringing the window to the front, and so on.

Your hack works great for detail view (I actually prefer full row select in detail view!) but doesn't affect the list view. Got anything else in the Bit Bucket?

-fm
 

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Brink

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mvp
Ok FM,

DOH! :o I'm awake now. LOL

Sorry, nothing like this for the List view. :(

Shawn
 

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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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