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I think it's time to move away from the Details view.

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    So you can choose the "Details" that you want to see in the W8 "Details pane"?
    Yeah, I think when vista came out and the Details pane, I bet Microsoft might had indirectly tried to shift folder view to that, because you can see more in some instances, and it looks nicer; along with the concepts of the Start Screen, you have a tendency to easily find and locate items better than Details view. If you need details on a file or folder, the Details pane shows you them.

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  2. #12


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Not "My" Details


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    So you can choose the "Details" that you want to see in the W8 "Details pane"?
    Yeah, I think when vista came out and the Details pane, I bet Microsoft might had indirectly tried to shift folder view to that, because you can see more in some instances, and it looks nicer; along with the concepts of the Start Screen, you have a tendency to easily find and locate items better than Details view. If you need details on a file or folder, the Details pane shows you them.
    It shows the "Details" that MS chose.
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    For example, I don't need camera info.
    That pane can only replace "Details" view, when you can tell it what "Details" to show.

    Unlike W7, you can't have the "Preview pane" and "Details pane" on at the same time.
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  3. #13


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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64


    Quote Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
    I see your point (kind of) but details view (for me at least) is much more useful.

    "My Documents" becomes a sort of dump for everything that I haven't organised yet.

    The only time Large Icons is really necessary (imo) is for Pictures and Videos... and if it's a pics or vids folder, Windows will generally automatically do that for you anyway.


    I use details view a lot.
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