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  1.    07 Dec 2015 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    XYplorer behaves like that by default. Very configurable, optionally dual pane, tabbed. Not free, but given away usually at least annually.

    Qttabbar (Quizo's) adds recent folders (and much much more to explorer), so in two clicks from launching explorer you could be back where you were. Not quite what you want, I know.

    (It also lets you colour most of explorer's background (and hence also some of the control panel) which makes it a whole lot easier on the eyes).

    Freeware, used by some here, no obvious bugs.
    The bit about customising the colours is very good news, as I do have a lot of problems with my eyes and over-bright screens.

    And 2 clicks is better than not being able to get back at all. I'll look into that one, thanks.
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  2.    07 Dec 2015 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    The closest you can get is "Restore previous folder windows at logon" in Folder Options.
    If you're still in session, why not just minimize the window?
    Throughtout the day when I'm working on the PC I do try and keep Explorer open, minimised or full, but if windows10 crashes again, I'm back to having to navigate back to where I was. ditto when switching on in the morning.
    Maybe one of the 3rd party explorers will do what I want - or close to it.
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  3.    07 Dec 2015 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by FranOnTheEdge View Post
    The bit about customising the colours is very good news, as I do have a lot of problems with my eyes and over-bright screens.

    And 2 clicks is better than not being able to get back at all. I'll look into that one, thanks.
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    You can use whatever colours you want and colour different regions differently if you wish. I quite like grey (inactive) and a pale yellow.
    On the left is explorer, on the right, XYplorer (which has its own colour settings) with two panes open.
    (The semi-opaque titlebar is from Aeroglass).

    Edwin and Cliff S in Customisation have a different approach using high contrast themes.. have a look.

    In Explorer you'll note two horizontal regions.. Qttabbar's tabs, and another one below which I don't normally have shown. The two clocks are recent folders (tabs) and recent files - these appear in drop downs from those.

    Or you can get the same from options shown by rt clicking in the tab bar, so the second bar doesn't have to be visible.
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  4.    07 Dec 2015 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by FranOnTheEdge View Post
    Throughtout the day when I'm working on the PC I do try and keep Explorer open, minimised or full, but if windows10 crashes again, I'm back to having to navigate back to where I was. ditto when switching on in the morning.
    Maybe one of the 3rd party explorers will do what I want - or close to it.
    XYplorer certainly does.
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  5.    07 Dec 2015 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    XYplorer behaves like that by default. Very configurable, optionally dual pane, tabbed. Not free, but given away usually at least annually.
    For the record, XYplorer has a free version, a bit limited, but noting serious, I use it just fine.
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  6.    07 Dec 2015 #16
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    Where do I find the free version?

    Found it: XYplorer - XYplorerFree
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