Customizing Windows Explorer toolbars


  1.    03 Jun 2007 #1
    Michael Guest

    Customizing Windows Explorer toolbars


    Just installed Vista. Not terribly wild about it so far. Willing to give it a
    chance, though.

    On Windows Explorer, what has happened to the ability to customize the
    toolbars? I used to be able to add cut/copy/paste/delete icons to the
    toolbar. Saved time, added convenience. Doesn't appear to be there anymore.
    Am I missing something? Is there some whole new concept of how I should be
    working with files that works around Windows Explorer entirely?


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  2.    03 Jun 2007 #2
    Vizoere Guest

    RE: Customizing Windows Explorer toolbars


    I agree completely. We should be able to customize the Windows Explorer
    toolbar. Personally, I want the "Parent Folder" button back. Don't tell me
    about [Alt-Up] or the breadcrumbs, I want a button in a consistent location
    that will always take me to the parent folder of where I am.

    Where can we go to get our complaints in front of the developers???

    "Michael" wrote:

    > Just installed Vista. Not terribly wild about it so far. Willing to give it a
    > chance, though.
    >
    > On Windows Explorer, what has happened to the ability to customize the
    > toolbars? I used to be able to add cut/copy/paste/delete icons to the
    > toolbar. Saved time, added convenience. Doesn't appear to be there anymore.
    > Am I missing something? Is there some whole new concept of how I should be
    > working with files that works around Windows Explorer entirely?
    >
    >

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  3.    04 Jun 2007 #3
    Mike Guest

    Re: Customizing Windows Explorer toolbars


    This has been bothering me as well. They seem to have taken a giant step
    backwards with Explorer in several aspects. I also notice that it does not
    properly remember window settings and sizes, even though the "remember" box
    is checked off. I finally got it to remember the size by uncheck and then
    rechecking the "remember" box in the folder settings. Still, other things
    are randomly forgotten.

    "Michael" <Michael@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:EAA3DF45-F2EA-4035-8E21-DD1199385766@microsoft.com...
    > Just installed Vista. Not terribly wild about it so far. Willing to give
    > it a
    > chance, though.
    >
    > On Windows Explorer, what has happened to the ability to customize the
    > toolbars? I used to be able to add cut/copy/paste/delete icons to the
    > toolbar. Saved time, added convenience. Doesn't appear to be there
    > anymore.
    > Am I missing something? Is there some whole new concept of how I should be
    > working with files that works around Windows Explorer entirely?
    >
    >



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  4.    27 Jun 2007 #4
    lostdog Guest

    RE: Customizing Windows Explorer toolbars


    What really annoys me is tha they took away all the buttons I used all the
    time in XP and gave me a "Burn" button. It burns my ass every time I look at
    it. What bright light thought that people burned to disk so much, that it
    rated its own button. Am I out of the loop. It looks like they wanted an
    interface for 13 year olds burning MP3s to disk. Also right on regarding the
    "Up" button I used it all the time.

    "Michael" wrote:

    > Just installed Vista. Not terribly wild about it so far. Willing to give it a
    > chance, though.
    >
    > On Windows Explorer, what has happened to the ability to customize the
    > toolbars? I used to be able to add cut/copy/paste/delete icons to the
    > toolbar. Saved time, added convenience. Doesn't appear to be there anymore.
    > Am I missing something? Is there some whole new concept of how I should be
    > working with files that works around Windows Explorer entirely?
    >
    >

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  5.    28 Jun 2007 #5
    James Matthews Guest

    Re: Customizing Windows Explorer toolbars


    things change but why don't you use a 3rd party to burn!

    --

    http://www.goldwatches.com/watches.asp?Brand=14
    "lostdog" <lostdog@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:22992EBC-D505-4515-A124-A00E649E3D17@microsoft.com...
    > What really annoys me is tha they took away all the buttons I used all the
    > time in XP and gave me a "Burn" button. It burns my ass every time I look
    > at
    > it. What bright light thought that people burned to disk so much, that it
    > rated its own button. Am I out of the loop. It looks like they wanted an
    > interface for 13 year olds burning MP3s to disk. Also right on regarding
    > the
    > "Up" button I used it all the time.
    >
    > "Michael" wrote:
    >
    >> Just installed Vista. Not terribly wild about it so far. Willing to give
    >> it a
    >> chance, though.
    >>
    >> On Windows Explorer, what has happened to the ability to customize the
    >> toolbars? I used to be able to add cut/copy/paste/delete icons to the
    >> toolbar. Saved time, added convenience. Doesn't appear to be there
    >> anymore.
    >> Am I missing something? Is there some whole new concept of how I should
    >> be
    >> working with files that works around Windows Explorer entirely?
    >>
    >>


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  6.    02 Jul 2008 #6
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    How to Use and Customize the Windows Explorer Toolbar (in Windows Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    On Windows Explorer, what has happened to the ability to customize the toolbars? I used to be able to add cut/copy/paste/delete icons to the toolbar.
    No one has posted a How To for adding buttons to the Command Bar. In the mean time you can work around this by getting to know the new toolbars.

    Here are some ways to use and customize Windows Explorer:

    Display the MenuBar:
    click Organize | Layout | select Menu Bar
    Navigate using shortcut keys:
    alt+up arrow = up one level
    alt+left arrow = back
    alt+right arrow = forward
    ctrl+X = cut files(s)
    ctrl+C = copy file(s)
    ctrl+V = paste file(s)
    (Thanks Joe P, Adding a button to the Windows Explorer toolbar - MSDN Forums)

    Remove the Search box:

    New features of the Vista Windows Explorer:
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  7.    20 Feb 2010 #7
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    Re: Customizing Windows Explorer toolbars


    Here's the point some people are missing. We don't want to use the ALT key with whatever other key. What was on the toolbar in XP worked just fine. As someone said, why can't the designers leave well enough alone. I agree with the comment about the burn button. Whose "bright idea" was that one? I just hope their gene pool dries up before any more damage is done.
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