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Columns in windows explorer

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Jim, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    I have customised the columns in windows explorer to show about six or seven
    columns of data. However, when I open a folder it shows only one column,
    with a slider along the bottom which allows me to see a further couple of
    columns.

    Most of the space is taken up by the "preview area", and I can see all the
    columns by moving the vertical line on the left of this area to the right.

    It will stay in this position when I change folders or files; if I then
    close explorer, next time I open it it's back to showing one column.

    Is there any way to make it remember the way I close it? I'd like to keep
    the preview area, as it's sometimes useful, I'd just prefer it to be
    narrower.

    Obviously, there's not a lot of effort involved in moving the line to the
    right, it's just an annoyance which I'd rather be without.
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Try holding the CTRL button while closing Explorer. Otherwise check that
    you don't have some interfering software? Anti-malware or privacy software.

    On 8/7/2010 10:59 AM, Jim wrote:
    > I have customised the columns in windows explorer to show about six or
    > seven columns of data. However, when I open a folder it shows only one
    > column, with a slider along the bottom which allows me to see a further
    > couple of columns.
    >
    > Most of the space is taken up by the "preview area", and I can see all
    > the columns by moving the vertical line on the left of this area to the
    > right.
    >
    > It will stay in this position when I change folders or files; if I then
    > close explorer, next time I open it it's back to showing one column.
    >
    > Is there any way to make it remember the way I close it? I'd like to
    > keep the preview area, as it's sometimes useful, I'd just prefer it to
    > be narrower.
    >
    > Obviously, there's not a lot of effort involved in moving the line to
    > the right, it's just an annoyance which I'd rather be without.
     
  3. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    Tried that - didn't make any difference. I've got malwarebytes, but why
    should that make a difference?


    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:vch7o.63888$0A5.20544@newsfe22.iad...
    > Try holding the CTRL button while closing Explorer. Otherwise check that
    > you don't have some interfering software? Anti-malware or privacy
    > software.
    >
    > On 8/7/2010 10:59 AM, Jim wrote:
    >> I have customised the columns in windows explorer to show about six or
    >> seven columns of data. However, when I open a folder it shows only one
    >> column, with a slider along the bottom which allows me to see a further
    >> couple of columns.
    >>
    >> Most of the space is taken up by the "preview area", and I can see all
    >> the columns by moving the vertical line on the left of this area to the
    >> right.
    >>
    >> It will stay in this position when I change folders or files; if I then
    >> close explorer, next time I open it it's back to showing one column.
    >>
    >> Is there any way to make it remember the way I close it? I'd like to
    >> keep the preview area, as it's sometimes useful, I'd just prefer it to
    >> be narrower.
    >>
    >> Obviously, there's not a lot of effort involved in moving the line to
    >> the right, it's just an annoyance which I'd rather be without.

    >
     
  4. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    No, something like AdAware teatimer or such, something preventing the
    choice from being saved. The explorer window should reopen with the last
    view unless something is interfering.

    On 8/8/2010 5:00 AM, Jim wrote:
    > Tried that - didn't make any difference. I've got malwarebytes, but why
    > should that make a difference?
    >
    >
    > "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:vch7o.63888$0A5.20544@newsfe22.iad...
    >> Try holding the CTRL button while closing Explorer. Otherwise check
    >> that you don't have some interfering software? Anti-malware or privacy
    >> software.
    >>
    >> On 8/7/2010 10:59 AM, Jim wrote:
    >>> I have customised the columns in windows explorer to show about six or
    >>> seven columns of data. However, when I open a folder it shows only one
    >>> column, with a slider along the bottom which allows me to see a further
    >>> couple of columns.
    >>>
    >>> Most of the space is taken up by the "preview area", and I can see all
    >>> the columns by moving the vertical line on the left of this area to the
    >>> right.
    >>>
    >>> It will stay in this position when I change folders or files; if I then
    >>> close explorer, next time I open it it's back to showing one column.
    >>>
    >>> Is there any way to make it remember the way I close it? I'd like to
    >>> keep the preview area, as it's sometimes useful, I'd just prefer it to
    >>> be narrower.
    >>>
    >>> Obviously, there's not a lot of effort involved in moving the line to
    >>> the right, it's just an annoyance which I'd rather be without.

    >>
     
  5. kreed

    kreed Flightless Bird

    surely it a lot easier just to close preview, then click on the button at
    the top to open it as required.
    K

    "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:5Az7o.60030$YX3.16629@newsfe18.iad...
    > No, something like AdAware teatimer or such, something preventing the
    > choice from being saved. The explorer window should reopen with the last
    > view unless something is interfering.
    >
    > On 8/8/2010 5:00 AM, Jim wrote:
    >> Tried that - didn't make any difference. I've got malwarebytes, but why
    >> should that make a difference?
    >>
    >>
    >> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:vch7o.63888$0A5.20544@newsfe22.iad...
    >>> Try holding the CTRL button while closing Explorer. Otherwise check
    >>> that you don't have some interfering software? Anti-malware or privacy
    >>> software.
    >>>
    >>> On 8/7/2010 10:59 AM, Jim wrote:
    >>>> I have customised the columns in windows explorer to show about six or
    >>>> seven columns of data. However, when I open a folder it shows only one
    >>>> column, with a slider along the bottom which allows me to see a further
    >>>> couple of columns.
    >>>>
    >>>> Most of the space is taken up by the "preview area", and I can see all
    >>>> the columns by moving the vertical line on the left of this area to the
    >>>> right.
    >>>>
    >>>> It will stay in this position when I change folders or files; if I then
    >>>> close explorer, next time I open it it's back to showing one column.
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there any way to make it remember the way I close it? I'd like to
    >>>> keep the preview area, as it's sometimes useful, I'd just prefer it to
    >>>> be narrower.
    >>>>
    >>>> Obviously, there's not a lot of effort involved in moving the line to
    >>>> the right, it's just an annoyance which I'd rather be without.
    >>>
     
  6. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    Nothing like adaware teatimer, but kreed's suggestion seems to have cured
    it! Many thanks.

    "kreed" <NOTkreed_pub@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    news:X7qdnZGmkJu0V8PRnZ2dnUVZ7oKdnZ2d@bt.com...
    > surely it a lot easier just to close preview, then click on the button at
    > the top to open it as required.
    > K
    >
    > "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:5Az7o.60030$YX3.16629@newsfe18.iad...
    >> No, something like AdAware teatimer or such, something preventing the
    >> choice from being saved. The explorer window should reopen with the last
    >> view unless something is interfering.
    >>
    >> On 8/8/2010 5:00 AM, Jim wrote:
    >>> Tried that - didn't make any difference. I've got malwarebytes, but why
    >>> should that make a difference?
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:vch7o.63888$0A5.20544@newsfe22.iad...
    >>>> Try holding the CTRL button while closing Explorer. Otherwise check
    >>>> that you don't have some interfering software? Anti-malware or privacy
    >>>> software.
    >>>>
    >>>> On 8/7/2010 10:59 AM, Jim wrote:
    >>>>> I have customised the columns in windows explorer to show about six or
    >>>>> seven columns of data. However, when I open a folder it shows only one
    >>>>> column, with a slider along the bottom which allows me to see a
    >>>>> further
    >>>>> couple of columns.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Most of the space is taken up by the "preview area", and I can see all
    >>>>> the columns by moving the vertical line on the left of this area to
    >>>>> the
    >>>>> right.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> It will stay in this position when I change folders or files; if I
    >>>>> then
    >>>>> close explorer, next time I open it it's back to showing one column.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Is there any way to make it remember the way I close it? I'd like to
    >>>>> keep the preview area, as it's sometimes useful, I'd just prefer it to
    >>>>> be narrower.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Obviously, there's not a lot of effort involved in moving the line to
    >>>>> the right, it's just an annoyance which I'd rather be without.
    >>>>

    >
     
  7. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    As long as you are happy with the results!

    On 8/9/2010 4:21 AM, Jim wrote:
    > Nothing like adaware teatimer, but kreed's suggestion seems to have
    > cured it! Many thanks.
    >
    > "kreed" <NOTkreed_pub@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
    > news:X7qdnZGmkJu0V8PRnZ2dnUVZ7oKdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> surely it a lot easier just to close preview, then click on the button
    >> at the top to open it as required.
    >> K
    >>
    >> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:5Az7o.60030$YX3.16629@newsfe18.iad...
    >>> No, something like AdAware teatimer or such, something preventing the
    >>> choice from being saved. The explorer window should reopen with the
    >>> last view unless something is interfering.
    >>>
    >>> On 8/8/2010 5:00 AM, Jim wrote:
    >>>> Tried that - didn't make any difference. I've got malwarebytes, but why
    >>>> should that make a difference?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:vch7o.63888$0A5.20544@newsfe22.iad...
    >>>>> Try holding the CTRL button while closing Explorer. Otherwise check
    >>>>> that you don't have some interfering software? Anti-malware or privacy
    >>>>> software.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> On 8/7/2010 10:59 AM, Jim wrote:
    >>>>>> I have customised the columns in windows explorer to show about
    >>>>>> six or
    >>>>>> seven columns of data. However, when I open a folder it shows only
    >>>>>> one
    >>>>>> column, with a slider along the bottom which allows me to see a
    >>>>>> further
    >>>>>> couple of columns.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Most of the space is taken up by the "preview area", and I can see
    >>>>>> all
    >>>>>> the columns by moving the vertical line on the left of this area
    >>>>>> to the
    >>>>>> right.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> It will stay in this position when I change folders or files; if I
    >>>>>> then
    >>>>>> close explorer, next time I open it it's back to showing one column.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Is there any way to make it remember the way I close it? I'd like to
    >>>>>> keep the preview area, as it's sometimes useful, I'd just prefer
    >>>>>> it to
    >>>>>> be narrower.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Obviously, there's not a lot of effort involved in moving the line to
    >>>>>> the right, it's just an annoyance which I'd rather be without.
    >>>>>

    >>
     

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