Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Tae Song, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Tae Song

    Tae Song Guest

    I know it's you, Mark Levitski.

    Status bar does not show size, only number of files in the folder.

    Keep up to date. All you're doing is living in past and complaining about
    it isn't helping anyone.
    Tae Song, Jun 10, 2009
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    milt Guest

    They didn't deny it either, sure types like that troll. Surprised they
    aren't promoting some "better 3rd party software that works much
    better!" like he was for the other "horrible disastrous thing wrong with
    milt, Jun 10, 2009
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    Dave Guest

    It's called the Details Pane.
    FWIW, I do not see the behavior you describe in my Vista x86 Home Premium
    Nor in Windows 7 x64.
    Dave, Jun 10, 2009
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    PaulB Guest

    I do not have this problem in Vista SP2 or Windows 7 RC.
    I believe you mean Details Pane, I don't have a status bar.
    I hope your rant has made you feel better.

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    In WinExplorer make sure Statusbar is enabled. Open a folder which contains
    at least one file (+ possibly subfolders), select any file & check its size
    in the Statusbar - Statusbar will show the correct size (can verify by mouse
    rightclick on file-->properties-->check size). Now is the ridiculous part:
    Press "F5" or refresh that folder, select the same file again & check size
    in Statusbar. You'll be surprised (in my case angry), as Statusbar will
    show WRONG size The size will be doubled, now shift focus from that file
    to others in that folder, scroll down again to this file with arrow keys &
    check Statusbar. The filesize will be even larger. You can repeat until
    size grows to TERABYTES, despite the actual size verified by mouse
    rightclick-->properties still unchanged.

    It's not an insignificant bug or one to be ignored - I see even Vista
    ServicePack SP1 did NOT fix it!!! It makes professional people angry b/c
    we're the ones using WinExplorer in LIST view almost exclusively (due to
    working with hundreds if not thousands of files in one Directoty... or a
    folder as it assumed a childish name since WinXP), only List view is
    natural. Also Details view becomes corrupt if user selects
    Windows system-wide colors as Black background, with silver/light fonts -
    the columns by which you sort files in WinExplorer in Details view becomes
    CORRUPT color-wise (white background, white foints, invisible!). But that's
    another topic. So being in List view, you simply scroll up/down with arrow
    keys in WinXP, but due to this crappy bug in Vista you never know what
    STatus bar is showing - inflated or real filesize if you ever used
    F5/refresh in that folder! The only way to avoid is to switch to another
    folder, and goback to this one - is that how busienss now to be coneducted?
    Waste time on this??

    I don't care about garbage Vista OS anymore & won't be sending complains
    profusely, IF and only IF these are fixed in Windows7. The absolutely best
    OS you ever made was WindowsXP where XP is indeed
    justfied (stands for EXPERIENCE), Vista was a step (or 50 steps) BACKWARDS,
    why did I upgrade? The plan was to keep WinXp until I am either in grave or
    Windows7 is verified to be clean of Vista
    rubbish, but due to a disaster I had to perform system overhaul and WinXP
    disk was discovered to be lost. We rushed to a local retailer unable to
    wait for WinXP shipment from a Web e-tailer, and all they had were Vistas.
    I thought why not take the plunge? I am now so sorry. I don't even have
    time to kill this OS and goback to WInXP due to so many settings to be
    restored & GIGABYTES of documents ot be
    moved, again, one week was enough from XP to Vista.
    I'd like to get over Vista, forget this horror, and ask to PLEASE don't let
    these bugs slip into Windows7. Because who knows we might keep WindowsXP
    even then, if Win7 insists on slowl productivity vs.
    WinXP. Please fix this Statusbar bug for the starters.
    ROBERT MACK, Jun 10, 2009
  6. Plonked again!
    Richard Urban, Jun 10, 2009
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    Mike Guest

    <elsnippo moronic rant #5>

    What's up, moron. Do you actually think a name change can fool me?
    Mike, Jun 10, 2009
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    Mike Guest

    Now what? You gonna get down on your knees and give him a happy ending?

    Once a moron, always a moron.
    Mike, Jun 10, 2009
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    Status bar does not show size

    You've just exposed yourself.
    Statusbar is EXTENSIVELY used in WinXP, 2000/NY, 98, etc; look let's cut off
    anything older than WinXP, I agree it's antique history.

    I am talking about WinXP professionals only use LIST view, no thumbnails,
    crapnails, tiles, etc.
    Because we work with thousands of iles locate din a single folder. In
    normal Windows & most other OS's if you scroll up/down with arrow key you
    expec tto see some basic info in STtausbar (else why do you call it STATUS
    It's was superconvenient. It sould show filesize, etc as focus moved form
    one file to another quickly, as you press up/down arrows.
    Freed disk remaining, totoal size, etc.

    Now you excuse Redmond Knuckleheads for fouling it up?!?
    There's a bug, I found many other people reporting it and I the reason it
    needs to be re-reported so that KNUCKLEHEADS FIX IT in WIndows7.
    because it wasn't fixed in Vista SP!!! Hey chekc SP2, I bet its still

    Knuckleheads think everyone is using f-g thumbnails or tiles view and
    doesn't care for filesizes becasue all they do is playing musi cand watching
    movies on computers, huh?
    We work on computers, we need statusbar and this is a known bug, stop
    denying reality.

    Filesize is a bug, it keeps stacking up previous file's size until you rfile
    shows like 10 TERABYTE size, how lame is that?

    Did you get this behavior in WinXP? No teven in Win3.1!!!!
    ROBERT MACK, Jun 10, 2009
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    Keep upto date... well it's not fixed, so? Old or not, the problem is still
    here in SP1 service pack!
    Why do you hail something as a flagship, wonderful advanced product when
    it's inferior to predecessor in FUNCTION, even though appearance is so
    flashy, bright, and attractive to kids (Aero Tricks anyone?)?
    ROBERT MACK, Jun 10, 2009
  11. Plonked yet again!
    Richard Urban, Jun 10, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    Err WHO are you talking to? Idiot.
    Gordon, Jun 10, 2009
  13. If you don't see that behavior 2 possibilities exist:

    1) Good one:
    It was fixed from SPO2 onward, But only because people like us REPORTED it
    (so we did Microsoft's programmers job for free).

    2) Bad one:
    You did not create an identical test environment.

    I can't tell from here, remotely.
    Mark Levitzki, Jun 10, 2009
  14. Please read original posting carefully.

    I said LIST view, NOT Details.
    Second I said to enable Statusbar, goto View-->Show statusbar.

    If you work on computers in File manager... errr WindowsExplorer, as a
    professional with gigantic folders containing hundreds if not thousands of
    files, you never turn off statusbar.
    I don't even remember when it didn't exist, maybe 15 years ago?

    It's a commonly used feature, and there's an extra reason for it fo rpeople
    using Black desktop/windows background - already explaiend in a separate
    post, how DETAILS view gets corrupted when the column by which you sort out
    files becomes invisible (white text on white background). That's separate,
    and just another blow to Vista.
    Forget that.
    Just switch to List view, and have status bar enabled. check filesize of
    any file, then F5/refresh, scroll back to thatfile, see wrong size in
    statusbar, repeat, see that size increased again. It's almost funny.
    it will give you a size in Terabytes in the end.

    Now this bug was reported by people working for various computer
    publications, media , testers, etc I jjust discovered in the past 2 hours
    it's been widely reported.
    And not fixed in SP11!!! I am not inventing it frm thin air, one thing
    which makes me angry is when someone uneducated is trying to convey their
    point to someone who was almost a professor oF Electrical Engineering... I
    know this is a bug upward to SP1.
    That being said now a conclusion:

    If you don't see that behavior in SP2 or Windows7 (which is the only Windows
    I care about now) two possibilities exist:

    1) Good one:
    It was fixed from SP2 onward. But only because people like us REPORTED it
    (so we did Microsoft's programmers job for free).

    2) Bad one:
    You did not create an identical test environment.

    I can't tell from here, remotely.
    Mark Levitzki, Jun 10, 2009
  15. No it can't You're a fool proof MS shareholder.
    But nobody cares for your opinion now, the bug was reported to people who
    make decisions, not who annoy us, customers, on MS-funded Newsgroups.
    Mark Levitzki, Jun 10, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    Err no - REPLY TO THREAD - not changing the subject.
    Moron. Read up on USENET......
    Gordon, Jun 10, 2009
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    Gordon Guest

    Plonk. MORON.....
    Gordon, Jun 10, 2009
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    Dave Guest

    There is no "Statusbar".
    There is a "Details Pane", which shows information about the files.
    Even in "LIST view" the "Details Pane" shows the correct information.

    Are you sure you're even using Vista?
    Dave, Jun 10, 2009
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    Mike Guest

    This useless shitstain still isn't sure if he's supposed to do pee-pee in
    the toilet.
    Mike, Jun 10, 2009
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    Peter Foldes Guest

    "ROBERT MACK" a.k.a Mark Levitzki
    Peter Foldes, Jun 10, 2009
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