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Old 26th January 2008, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default Windows XP tweak

Is anyone aware of a hack to make the ‘File->Open’ dialog window display ‘Details’ by default instead of a simple ‘List’ in WinXP?

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Old 26th January 2008, 12:26 PM   #2
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Old 26th January 2008, 01:08 PM   #3
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Hi Netlist

I just tried with Word

I choose file/open, then put Details instead of List, then open a document

I close Word

Reopen Word

I choose file/open, it remember my settings and all is ok.

Maybe it's your software ?
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Old 26th January 2008, 01:26 PM   #4
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BUT! BUT!

you then have to go to view propereties and tick "make all windows look like this" - or it reverts next time.

This is for XP explorer not word.
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Old 26th January 2008, 02:49 PM   #6
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Indeed, Word remembers.
Explorer doesn't and going through the hassle each time I open a file is very annoying and time consuming.

Every program that uses the windows explorer 'File->Open interface behaves the same. Setting the view properties doesn't help either.
I was thinking of a registry tweak but until now, I haven't found it.

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Old 26th January 2008, 03:41 PM   #7
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True, you are right I just tried with Winamp.

Use Linux or MacOS X ?

I guess that's just a windows flaw, or maybe the creator of the program must set himself like Word a key to remember the settings.
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I guess that's just a windows flaw...
A flaw? In Windows? Are you nutz? Talk like that will land you in Gitmo!

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Ah if it's just Explorer Hugo, if you go to Control Panel and open Folder Options I think you can set the master default there.
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Old 26th January 2008, 04:08 PM   #10
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I can't use another OS with Audition, as that is the app I use the File->Open dialogue a lot.

Meanwhile, I found that the menu items for the Open window are most likely located in shell32.dll.
With Resource Hacker, I can see the Menuitems for 'List', 'Details'... (Menu, 215, 1043 for those among you that feel like tweaking around a bit)
I'll dig a little deeper to find out who controls shell32.dll, hoping to find how the make the Details the default setting.


P.S. I_Forgot, would you mind scaling down your sig a bit?

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