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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Dec 12, 2004 5:03 am

when Tools -> Folder Options -> General tab -> Tasks has Show common tasks in folders selcted (the WinXP taskbar on the left hand side of every Explorer window), then the View menu of the Explorer has the options: Filmstrip, Thumbnails, Tiles, Icons, List, Details.
however if in Folder Options i choose Use Windows classic folders, the Filmstrip viewing mode is gone from the View menu!!! :o :( :x

any idea why that is?
is there a way to overcome this?
i don't like the Tasks of WinXP, never use them. but i do like the Filmstrip viewing mode for my jpeg picture folders.
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Postby pranav81 on Sun Dec 12, 2004 8:13 am

Well.....dodeca......you have to lose something to gain something. :wink:


BTW....I am not on a XP computer now,but did you select that "Use common task options" under performance options?I dont exactly remember that,but I will let you know as soon as I get to the XP computer.



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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Dec 12, 2004 11:47 am

pranav81 wrote:did you select that "Use common task options" under performance options?

what / where is "performance options" ?

like i said that selection is at:
Tools -> Folder Options -> General tab -> Tasks
the 2 choices are:
Show common tasks in folders
Use Windows classic folders
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Postby pranav81 on Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:45 am

Hi dodecahedron.Select "Show common tasks in folders" and your problem will be solved.


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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:19 am

thanks, but re-read my first post.

let me restate my question:
i don't want the WinXP task bar (on the left hand side of an Explorer window).
i want to select Use Windows classic folders in Tools -> Folder Options -> General tab -> Tasks.
but i still want to have the Filmstrip viewing mode.

how (if at all possible) can i enable Filmstrip viewing mode while using Windows classic folders?

(for some reason it's only available with Show common tasks in folders. i can't possibly understand why)
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Postby pranav81 on Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:27 am

Well......dodeca....The option disappears when "Show common tasks in folders" is disabled.



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