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  1. #11


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    Does the File Brick -- not sure what that app is -- allow you to view contents of more that ONE drive on the same screen -- for instance how do you copy files from say in your case from a SUB FOLDER on F to a SUBFOLDER on G. I'm talking about the Standard Ms application here - if you need a 3rd party app then you've shown there is a feature lacking in the basic Ms app that already exists in the OLD file explorer.

    I'm not deliberately trying to be obtuse here -- I just want to see if it's possible using the new Apps to do stuff that is really SIMPLE with previous versions of the OS when I'm using a standard laptop with a mouse and keyboard - and no touch hardware.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    It's all immersive. It's copy and paste. (no windowing)

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  3. #13


    With the classical "Tree" structure -- you can see ALL the drives in one window and just expand the relevant tree.
    It's all immersive. It's copy and paste. (no windowing)
    Is there a way to install File Brick in builds 9364 / 9369? Maybe porting from 9200?

    The store doesnt work in those leaked builds
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    ...
    That's the shortest post I have ever seen except for only.

    Not saying it's better. Just pointing out what exists now. There is limited screen real estate when the listing is in touch format. Not saying it's good, just reporting the facts. I don't use touch, nor will I be.
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  5. #15


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    @mdmd
    You still haven't answered my question whether you can see folders on MORE than one drive at the same time and then cut and paste between them.

    Also if the App has to be installed from the store it doesn't say much for the standard app shipped with the OS.

    So I'd guess -- No the standard APP is rubbish and you can't use the store for the leaked builds -- so we are wasting time here or "just spinning our wheels".

    Cheers

    jimbo
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  6. #16


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    @mdmd
    You still haven't answered my question whether you can see folders on MORE than one drive at the same time and then cut and paste between them.

    Also if the App has to be installed from the store it doesn't say much for the standard app shipped with the OS.

    Cheers

    jimbo
    No you can't. You can see any number of drives, but every listing is full screen immersive.
    Everything is apparently select > copy > paste immersively.

    These are touch based tools. I am just a reporter.
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  7. #17


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    @mdmd
    You still haven't answered my question whether you can see folders on MORE than one drive at the same time and then cut and paste between them.

    Also if the App has to be installed from the store it doesn't say much for the standard app shipped with the OS.

    Cheers

    jimbo
    No you can't. You can see any number of drives, but every listing is full screen immersive.


    Everything is apparently select > copy > paste immersively.

    These are touch based tools. I am just a reporter.

    Hi there
    I'm NOT trying to have a go at you and your input is fine -- but you can see why people without Touch screens are going to have trouble using some of this stuff.

    Don't worry about me -- I'm quite sceptical at times -- but my "Bark is worse than my Bite".

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    No you can't. You can see any number of drives, but every listing is full screen immersive.
    Everything is apparently select > copy > paste immersively.

    These are touch based tools. I am just a reporter.
    thanks for clearing that up. I HATE everything that is full screen immersive. So for me, this is a no go. I would use something else, guaranteed.

    And mdmd, I don't hold any of this against you, I realize you are just telling us how it is.
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  9. #19


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    Unless if the app is completed, ehh. I won't be using it as it doesn't seem like I can have two instances of the File Explorer app snapped side by side 50/50 style. I would be a LOT nicer if they used the Radial menu design for the File Explorer app over using the app command bar.
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