Open/Save/Save As dialogue shortcuts

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by @ndyB, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. @ndyB

    @ndyB Guest

    Right then, here's a question for you.

    In an application when you select Open, Save or Save As, it displays a
    pretty standard dialogue window with the short cut icons of:
    Recent Places, Desktop, "User name", Computer and Network, down the left
    hand side.
    Is there a way of customising this IE. Add other shortcuts on there?

    Big thanks,

    @ndyB, Mar 15, 2007
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  2. @ndyB

    Jon Guest

    Yes, easily done. You can drag and drop folders there from the right pane.
    You can also right-click one and choose 'Remove link'.
    Jon, Mar 15, 2007
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  3. @ndyB

    Jon Guest

    You seem to have the older 'XP style' common dialog box there, including the
    up arrow etc.
    Unless it's an older application, I don't know why yours is appearing that

    The newer 'Vista style' common dialog box allows the customization I
    Jon, Mar 15, 2007
  4. @ndyB

    @ndyB Guest

    I see what you mean.

    I've just tried it in Word 2007 and see how you can customise it. The
    application I was using were things like Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash.
    Do you think there is a way of customising them? Maybe within the registry
    or something like that?
    @ndyB, Mar 15, 2007
  5. @ndyB

    Jon Guest

    It may be possible, depending on the application. The common dialogs
    normally live within the file comdlg32.ocx, in the system32 directory, but
    the applications may have brought along their own 'customized' versions.

    So if any of the 'Program Files' directories for those applications contain
    another version of that file comdlg32.ocx, eg in one of their
    subdirectories, then you could try deleting it or replacing it with the one
    from your system32 directory. Make backups of any exisiting files, if you
    try that so you can reverse the process if it doesn't work.


    Jon, Mar 15, 2007
  6. @ndyB

    @ndyB Guest

    Thanks Jon. Think this might be a non-starter because there are no .ocx
    files in any of my application directories or sub-directories.

    Not to worry, it was just a thought.

    Thanks for the help.


    @ndyB, Mar 15, 2007

  7. TweakUI for Vista should deal with that, if it's anything like the previous
    few versions (if it comes out).

    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 15, 2007
  8. @ndyB

    @ndyB Guest

    Thanks dude. I did find a 3rd party company doing something called TweakVI
    which sounded similar to TweakUI, but after reading some of the earlier
    comments on this group about it decided not to load it. Sounds a bit dodgy
    and adware riddled to me. I'll sit tight and wait and see it MS bring out a
    TweakUI for Vista. :)

    @ndyB, Mar 16, 2007
  9. @ndyB

    gblanger Guest

    According to SoftPedia it is free of adware, malware, viruses, etc..
    As far as how effective the tweaking is I'm not sure but I have heard
    that Vista does the Internet tweaking automatically for you. If I
    reinstall it on this machine I don't think I will use that section.
    gblanger, Mar 16, 2007
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