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Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable in Windows 8


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#41
I disabled UAC couple of weeks ago. The weird thing is I can see the list if I follow the path but when I add the User's Files on the desktop, It's not working. All files are working but what makes User's File special? It seems like I have to create a fake User's special and give up the real one.
And my second question is if I use "Tiles", Is there no option for second column? Do I have to use just a column as you showed on that picture?
 

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Ah, ok. This is in the "User Files" desktop icon. I thought you meant from the actual "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder instead.

Yep, you are not able to arrange the items in that desktop icon location for some reason.

If you like, you could create a shortcut of the actual "C:\Users\(user-name)" folder on your desktop to use instead, and it will let you arrange all you like in it.

Unfortunately, it's actually "Extended Tiles" even though it says "Tiles" in the ribbon. This is why it's only one column. There's nothing I know that will change this other than using a different view.
 

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#43
Thanks for everything. Microsoft makes unreasonable moves all the time. I run into this question in Microsoft forums and all they said is if you send a post, maybe they take care of this problem blah... blah... blah... If they hired valuable staff like you, there wouldn't be these kind of ridicilous problems and they could offer a real help instead of telling their users to send a message. Anyway, Thanks again.
 

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You're welcome venomofdatruth. Glad I could help. :)
 

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#45
I guess I found a bug of this program. I hope you can help about it. Let me explain the issue:

yxxxxx
xxxxxz

If you put "z" file in front of "y" then you double click the file, system direct you inside of the "y" file. I mean it still act like "Y" file's location didn't change. I hope I could explain.
 

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Hello Venomofdatruth,

I'm not sure what you mean. If you double click on only the "z" file, it should open the "z" file regardless of what order or position you have it arranged.

Could you post a screenshot showing this to see if it may help more?
 

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#47
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Arrow 1 shows the location you carried the file and then you double clicked the file you carried. During this time Arrow 2 shows that File Z goes left after you carry the file Y. These are all normal behaviors. Here is the problem. You carry the file Y and double clicked to see the content of the file Y but it's different content. When you go back it shows as if you chose File Z then when you double clicked the file you change the location there is no problem. But this happening when you carry the file and double clicked, it show the conten of the file which replace moved file.
 

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Actually, when you move "File Y" to position 1 between those folders, "File Z" should stay where it's at, and only "File Y" gets moved like below.

When you click on "File Y" to open it after being moved, it should still open the "File Y" folder with "File Y" contents.

Could you post some before and after screenshots with the address bar included of each step of what you are seeing?


File-Y.jpg
 

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1.png 2.png 3.png 4.png

I uploaded and named in order. Shot 1: I chose addins file, Shot 2: I moved the file before the fonts, Shot 3: when I doube clicked the addins file it shows me the content of AppCombat, Shot 4: When I go back it shows as if I clicked AppCombat.
 

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Ah, ok. Now I understand what you mean.

You disabled auto arrange using Option One, but have "Auto arrange" checked in the folder's "View" context menu when this happens.

It appears to be some sort of refresh or focus (selected file) issue. About all you can do is to change the focus by selecting another file first, then open the moved folder.
 

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#52
It's not a big deal actually but when you do this you could be suprised to see different content. I just wondered there is a solution to prevent this or not. Thanks again.
 

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None that I'm aware of.
 

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You're welcome Jerry. Thank you. :)
 

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#56
Does any of the filetypes effect the change to the Desktop?
I can't even move any of the icons, let alone have them stay where I put them.
 

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Hello Paul, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You have separate settings on the desktop.

  • Right click or press and hold on an empty area of your desktop.
  • Click/tap on View.
  • Click/tap to uncheck Auto arrange icons and Align icons to grid.

desktop_context_menu.jpg


Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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#58
Thank you so much for this!

Having files jump around so that they can't easily be found during routine copying, pasting, and renaming was driving me crazy. I can understand why MS would want this always on for the average user to stay organized, but for a power user with a lot of things to catalog it is intensely maddening to be unable to shut off auto-arrange.

Do you think it would be possible in the future to be able to shut off auto-arrange in all view modes? Also, it would be helpful to have the option for pasted files to show up as highlighted/selected. These are minor concerns though in comparison to having auto-arrange always moving files away from where I am working or where they can be easily located, so again thank you for unbreaking this aspect of Windows 8.
 

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You're most welcome Harbl, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Unfortunately disabling auto arrange is still not available in a library, content view, list view so far. :(

Anything you paste in an opened folder should remain highlighted by default already until you click on something else.
 

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#60
Allow tweaking autoarrange & disable full row select

Hi those registry tweaks only worked for win7, since I upgraded to win8, applying them,
will bring both options to "any folder's context menu" (align to grid / auto arrange icons)
in windows 8, "greyed out" & "unusable", and those 2 context menus options disappear
on next reboot if I apply the patches made for win7 below .. .

disableautoarrange.reg

& this disables auto arrange, but doesn't offer a choice for different folders,
the 2 context menu settings are still greyed out:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4299-windows-explorer-auto-arrange-disable-windows-8-a.html
 
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