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Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable in Windows 8

  1. #90


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Hi, first post on this forum...

    Not a huge issue but I've noticed that after disabling auto-arrange the details view changes a bit. The column headings now have a coloured box around them and the columns are separated by grey lines.

    As I say it's not a big issue, but as I prefer it the other way, is there anyway to stop this from happening?

    This screenshot should explain what I'm talking about.

    Click image for larger version

    Thanks

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  2. #91


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello ConScience, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Sorry, the example screenshots in the tutorial were from Windows 8 and not 8.1. They are a tiny bit different in 8.1.

    I've update the screenshots for 8.1, and the column lines in "Details" view are barely noticeable with auto arrange disabled now.
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  3. #92


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Hi Brink, thanks for the reply.

    The different version screenshots I used probably didn't help. The column lines weren't really bothering me too much, to be honest.

    I've now noticed that the rows become more bunched together and the "additional file info" columns change to black instead of grey. This just seems to make the folder seem more 'cluttered' than before.

    Click image for larger version

    Again, not a huge deal, I was just curious if there was a way of changing back and still be able to manually arrange things.
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  4. #93


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm not sure about the darker text, but you are able to adjust the column width and other folder view settings to what you like afterwards.
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  5. #94


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    It's the row height that's the problem, not the the column width.

    I think I'm just gonna have to get used to it and hope I stumble across an answer at some point.

    Thanks for your help though
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  6. #95


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8


    i disabled auto arrange using the tutorial but now i want to undo it

    how can i enable auto arrange if i did not create a restore point?
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  7. #96


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by SoloDolo View Post
    i disabled auto arrange using the tutorial but now i want to undo it

    how can i enable auto arrange if i did not create a restore point?
    Option two of the tutorial.
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  8. #97


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    im not sure this is working anymore
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  9. #98


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Weardo05, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    This tutorial still works. What issues are you having? Please post some screenshots showing this to see if it may reveal what the issue could be.

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
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  10. #99


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Hello all,
    I have a problem with saving the settings in folders.
    Click image for larger version
    After refreshing folder or launch it again - the folder view back to the previous setting (of course Auto Arrange is still off)
    Click image for larger version

    please help.

    Tomek

    System Windows 8.1
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