Vista explorer missing feature? "filename only" select

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Chewie, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Chewie

    Chewie Guest

    Firstly let me assure you that I love the way Vista looks and, with the
    exception of the ridiculously intrusive UAC, the way it works.

    I'm not so enamoured with the redesign of Explorer, though.

    Please could someone tell me how to disable full-row selct in detail view. I
    find it very frustrating having to widen windows enough to begin a click-drag
    from white space.
     
    Chewie, Jan 24, 2008
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  2. Are you comfortable with editing the registry?

    Under the key:

    [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]

    Create a new REG_DWORD value named FullRowSelect. Leave it's data as 0x0.

    At this point, only new folders created would show the behavior you desire,
    because the state of this flag is saved with every folder view. To apply to
    all folders, you need to delete saved folder views by deleting the following
    two keys:

    [HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]

    [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Defaults]

    If you have a lot of time invested in your folder views, I can post a script
    later that will clear the flag without losing your saved views.
     
    Keith Miller \(MVP\), Jan 24, 2008
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  3. Chewie

    Chewie Guest

    Thank you! This is exactly the thing I was looking for.

    I personally don't need to save folder views but it's likely that others
    might be looking for just such a script if you could see your way to posting
    it.

    Cheers,
    Chewie.
     
    Chewie, Jan 28, 2008
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