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Old April 24th 10, 02:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Default Explorer left pane - as tree under ALL circumstances?

Apologies, I have asked this before, I just came across a specific
example of where it doesn't work.

When looking at an Explorer window, I like to have a tree in the left
pane - not search, not favourites, not history, and not the default
thing.

I have View | Explorer Bar | Folders ticked (checked), and whatever it
is set to make all folders alike, and remember (or forget, whichever)
settings. IT works well enough most of the time.

But if I right-click from an entry in Firefox's "Downloads" window, and
select "Open Containing Folder", I get a left pane containing four sets
of tasks instead of my usual tree: Video Tasks, File and Folder Tasks,
Other Places, and Details. (I've mentioned Microsoft's Obsession With
Capital Letters Before.) Strangely, if I select the same option by
right-clicking one of the results of a search, I _do_ get my tree thing.
But it isn't just a Firefox funny: if I double-click on a .zip file, I
get a similar (though subtly different) left pane. (I haven't got WinZip
loaded - this is just XP's native .zip handler. And it isn't just with
the .zip handler - if, from this view of the .zip contents, I click the
"up" icon, then the right pane shows the contents of the folder
containing the .zip, including the .zip I started from, but the left
pane still doesn't show my tree.)

Anyone know a way of telling this OS that I never want to see that
format of left pane again?

(XP, Home, SP3, if that makes any difference.)
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Old April 24th 10, 02:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Stan Brown
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Default Explorer left pane - as tree under ALL circumstances?

Sat, 24 Apr 2010 14:05:23 +0100 from J. P. Gilliver (John)
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But if I right-click from an entry in Firefox's "Downloads" window, and
select "Open Containing Folder",


It's the difference between Open and Explore. Open is the Fisher-
Price view that you and I hate, Explore is the two-paned view with
tree at left.

If Explore isn't an option, you're stuck, as far as I'm aware.

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http://OakRoadSystems.com
Shikata ga nai...
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Old April 24th 10, 03:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Default Explorer left pane - as tree under ALL circumstances?

In message , Stan Brown
writes:
Sat, 24 Apr 2010 14:05:23 +0100 from J. P. Gilliver (John)
:
But if I right-click from an entry in Firefox's "Downloads" window, and
select "Open Containing Folder",


It's the difference between Open and Explore. Open is the Fisher-


Ah. I'll look out for that. It does stick though - see my bit about
going "up" from inside a .zip file.

Price view that you and I hate, Explore is the two-paned view with


I love that description (-:.

tree at left.


(The dud one is still two-paned, just with the wrong stuff in the left
pane. I have encountered the one-pane view - can't remember what causes
it - but that can be remedied in the usual way, viz. View | Explorer Bar
| Folders.

[Indicentally, they and everyone else has adopted the words "windows"
and "panes" for those items, but I think I'm the only one who uses
"mullions" in this context!])

If Explore isn't an option, you're stuck, as far as I'm aware.

Unless anyone here knows different?
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Old April 25th 10, 08:43 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers
Tim Meddick[_3_]
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Default Explorer left pane - as tree under ALL circumstances?

(Split Thread)

To whome it may concern :

You *can* restore the "Explore" & "Open" context menu items for "Folders" (that is :
repair what happens when you double-click on a folder) by going to the following
website :

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

....scrolling down to the item :

380. Restore Directory and Folder Shell

....click on the "Folder" to download the reg-file and click the "Save" button.

Then double click on the downloaded reg-file : foldershell.reg to import it.

The default actions "Explore" & "Open" for Folders are now back in place.


P.S. To change the default action from "Explore" to "Open" for Folders, and vice-vis,
goto Control Panel Folder Options and change the open default for "Folders".

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Stan Brown" wrote in message
t...
Sat, 24 Apr 2010 14:05:23 +0100 from J. P. Gilliver (John)
:
But if I right-click from an entry in Firefox's "Downloads" window, and
select "Open Containing Folder",


It's the difference between Open and Explore. Open is the Fisher-
Price view that you and I hate, Explore is the two-paned view with
tree at left.

If Explore isn't an option, you're stuck, as far as I'm aware.

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com
Shikata ga nai...


 




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