Vista Icon Sorting Nightmares

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by melon, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    Is it just me, or is it an absolute nightmare to have consistent icon sorting in Vista? My biggest problem is that Vista seems to think it knows how to sort my icons better than me, and will flat out change my sorting settings on a folder to whatever it wants, or makes viewing by details a pretty nonsensical experience by adding a bunch of crap columns and removing the one column, "Date Modified," that I consistently want! In pretty much every instance, I hate it.

    Is there something I'm doing wrong? Is there some setting I can change to stop this stupid behavior?
     
  2. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Vista seems to change the viewing type for me in Folder. One day I open up downloads and they are all Extra Large Icons, one day its Lists...and so forth. Can't figure it out.

    I have never seen or heard anyone having your issue, it's quite weird.
     
  3. loaderbull

    loaderbull OSNN Junkie

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    Hey guys,

    This may help Bman, but not sure if it will the OP.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70819-windows-explorer-folder-view-settings.html

    I used method 2 on the above link, which is a .reg file. Save and then double click to import to the registry. It has worked for me and since i have no resets of views.

    Just a thought, hope it helps.
     
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    It's not just vista that's affected, most previous versions of windows are too, just not noticed this frequently.
     
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    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    u guys think this problem will still be around in windows 7? :p
     
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    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    hehehe