Width of Folder pane too narrow. Cant make changes stick.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Ecat, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Ecat

    Ecat Guest

    I must be the only one with this issue beacuse I havent seen it mentioned

    I cant get the width of the Folders pane (Navigation pane) to stick. I can
    drag it to where I want it but the next time that I open Explorer, its really
    narrow again. Its opening up at around 158 pixels wide and I would like it to
    open at around 300-350 or so.

    Is there a reg key or value that is telling it what size to open at? Maybe I
    can force it with a new value.
    Ecat, Jul 4, 2006
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  2. Ecat

    Alan Simpson Guest

    Mine sticks. Not sure why, but it might be because I have "Remember each
    folder's view settings" selected in Folder Options.
    Alan Simpson, Jul 4, 2006
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  3. Ecat

    dotcom Guest

    Remember that this is a beta and a work in progress.
    Don't worry...it will eventually get fixed.
    The reason you don't see it mentioned much anymore is because it's an issue
    that goes way back.
    If you want to report it via the feedback option go ahead.
    The more people who raise a stink about issues maybe the sooner they will
    get fixed. (wishful thinking here)
    dotcom, Jul 4, 2006
  4. Ecat

    dotcom Guest

    mine don't even with that checked.

    dotcom, Jul 4, 2006
  5. Ecat

    Ecat Guest

    Well Ill just deal with it then. Allthough there must be a place in the
    registry that is telling

    it to open at 158 pixels wide. Because its the same everytime. Ill keep

    Whats weird is that if I open Computer (old My Computer) instead of Windows
    Exploer and

    then add the nav pane wich is essentially turning it into a Windows
    Explorer, by all

    appearances anyways, it will remember. Problem with that is that I have a
    bunch of folders

    with different program icons catagorized rather than having them all over
    the desktop.

    Making changes to Computer rather than Explorer, affects those program
    folders with my

    icons in them. And vice versa. Strange behaviour.

    Also sorry for my double post. I recieved an error when posting saying it
    had failed or

    something and to try again later. So I did. But apparently it actually went
    through. I guess

    this would explain all the multiple instances of posts in here. Is this
    forum still in beta too?


    HP a1230n
    Athlon 64 Processor 3800+
    1 Gig RAM
    Radeon X700
    Ecat, Jul 4, 2006
  6. You should report all the bugs you find.

    The posting error is well known. Try using the newsreader in Windows Mail
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 5, 2006
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