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Postby bill on Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:21 am

Something that really frustrates me is the way my folders open. I prefer the detail view rather than the tile view and would like to set the detail view as default for the whole computer. Is that possible with XP?
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Postby Ian on Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:42 am

Yep, its possible. Make the folder look the way you want (detail view, etc). Then go to Tools->Folder Options and then click on the View tab. From there, click the "Apply to All Folders" button.
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Postby bill on Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:04 pm

Ohhh, it's the little things in life that makes life worth living.

Thanks so much, thats been a pain in my arse for years \:D/
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Postby MediumRare on Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:11 pm

bill wrote:Thanks so much, thats been a pain in my arse for years \:D/

I feel for you!

The first thing I did with XP was to activate the classic search mode (and kill that dog). The second was to adapt the explorer view and fix it for all folders...

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Postby bill on Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:30 pm

I feel like a idiot for waiting so long to ask, didn't think it was possible. But I'm one happy camper, now!!!

Next up, conquering Vista, Ill be back! :D
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Postby Dartman on Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:34 pm

Step away from the dark side... I turned off all the gee whiz crap in XP and set it to classic view for everything. works great for me. They tried to hide a lot of things that were easy to find in 98 it seems like, and I'd bet Vista is even worse though I'm not going to bother till forced too, XP does everything I need and is stable, everything just works.
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Postby Ian on Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:48 pm

As a Windows guy, you'd think I'd be all over the eye candy in Vista and XP but I too prefer the classic theme.
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Postby Wesociety on Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:59 am

MediumRare wrote:...was to adapt the explorer view and fix it for all folders...

Here here! This is also one of the first things I do on a new XP PC. Detailed view rocks! 8)
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