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Folder View Problems

By magemofo
Dec 7, 2009
  1. Hello everyone.

    I've been having some folder problems recently. It's a really nitpicky issue and probably insignificant, but small things like this really bother me. The problem deals mostly with the consistency of the minimized/maximized folder views. It's kind of hard to explain, so I'm adding some pictures to help show what I mean.

    Normally, when I open My Computer, or just any random folder, it looks like this:


    Which, of course, is fine. That's how I want it to look. But, when I maximize it, the panes (preview pane, name, date modified, size, etc.) don't enlarge proportionately, like in this pic:


    The preview pane, which is supposed to be sort of a side bar thing, takes up half the entire window, and the folders, which are the main focus, are crammed into the other half. I've tried resizing the panes to get it to look the way I want. This pic shows how I would like it to look when maximized:


    Or something like that. But, now that the maximized view is fixed, when I go back to minimized view it's all screwy again:


    Preview pane is tiny, the date modified panel is cut off, and the file type/size panels are off the window entirely. I've tried resetting the folder options to default under Folder View, but to no avail. I know that the windows minimized/maximized correctly when I first installed Windows 7, but I can't get them working now. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. pcaceit

    pcaceit TS Rookie Posts: 315

    That is how details view works, Contents view operates the way you want, but it does'nt show size. all the other views maximize and minimize proportionally,
  3. magemofo

    magemofo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Hmm...I'm almost positive it worked the way I wanted it to when I had just installed it. I think this is a recent problem. Maybe I'm wrong.
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