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  • Hello,

    Our CEO uses Windows 7 with the Windows Classic theme and found a GUI problem in Explorer which is easy to reproduce but unable for me to resolve.

    To reproduce the problem: switch to classic theme, and start explorer.

    Then first, select a folder or library on the left side of the screen. (e.g. documents) then select a file on the right side of the screen which is in the documents folder. when selecting the file on the right side, the selection of the folder changes color, it goes light grey. the selected file is dark blue. this is as expected.

    Now the other way around, first select the file on the right, then select the folder (in which the file is located) on the left, now they are both dark blue! and both selected?

    My CEO gets confused on what is selected, or presses delete and is surprised he deletes the entire folder instead of just 1 file.

    Is there anyway to resolve this issue? 

    thanks in advance,

    Sander

    Friday, January 21, 2011 9:30 AM

Answers

  • Hi

    This is a known issue in Windows 7. There is no ETA on a fix yet.

    Make sure you have the Recycle Bin settings enabled and pay attention to the popup Delete confirmation window.

    Regards,

     


    Ronnie Vernon MVP – Windows Desktop Experience
    • Marked as answer by sander.kl Sunday, January 23, 2011 9:13 PM
    Sunday, January 23, 2011 6:43 AM

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  • Hi

    This is a known issue in Windows 7. There is no ETA on a fix yet.

    Make sure you have the Recycle Bin settings enabled and pay attention to the popup Delete confirmation window.

    Regards,

     


    Ronnie Vernon MVP – Windows Desktop Experience
    • Marked as answer by sander.kl Sunday, January 23, 2011 9:13 PM
    Sunday, January 23, 2011 6:43 AM
  • Did you know that the classic theme "falls back" to 1980's-era GDI rendering, which is the leading cause of system instability and blue screen driver crashes.  In addition, GDI must render your entire desktop with the primary processor, slowing your computer performance by as much as half.

    Using the Windows Aero themes allows the graphics system, which is more powerful than the primary processor, to buffer and retain graphics (no programs must be queried to draw their contents), as well as boosts system performance and stability by cutting the number of operations in half (or more).  This also frees your primary processor to work on actual non-display tasks.  In net, the average real-world benefit of using Aero is about a 16x performance boost.  Reliability is not as easily quantified, but it is also vastly improved.

     

     


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    Sunday, January 23, 2011 4:51 PM
  • I do know video performance can drop dramatically if aero is not used. but the owner of this laptop seriously freaks out when a colomn in explorer moves 2 pixels, let alone chaning alot more by choosing an aero enabled theme. It would cause to many changes for him to coop with. while the technology has improved drastically, a user like him wont/cant see the benefits.

    We had to move him to Windows 7 because his old laptop died and there were no suitable XP drivers available for the new hardware. He's one of those users.....

    The rest of the company uses Windows7 with aero, and works like a charm :]

    Sunday, January 23, 2011 9:26 PM
  • I totally understand, everyone knows some folks who don't want change.

    Monday, January 24, 2011 12:57 AM