Windows 10: File Explorer Problem Solved

  1.    14 Jan 2016 #1

    File Explorer Problem


    My Windows 10 File Explorer Problem ...
    In XP I was so used to having only the File Name underlined and using it to open the file.
    I could select a folder and click on the right pane to make sure I was in it and not open a file.
    Windows 10 now underlines and therefore makes every field eligible to open the file.
    If I click in the right pane now, I usually open a file I don't want.
    Does anyone know how to change Windows 10 to underline the Name only
    and therefore make it the only field eligible to open the file?

    Wally
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 11,234
    W10Prox64
       14 Jan 2016 #2

    Hi Wally and welcome to Tenforums.

    Nothing I am aware of for changing this.

    Free Commander is file manager that many of the members here have suggested to me to use, as I have some file merge issues needing to be resolved. So, I haven't used it yet, but it might help you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 5,011
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       14 Jan 2016 #3

    Ultimate Windows Tweaker 4.0.2.0 Download says it can disable Full Row Select.

    Customization, File Explorer tab, Full row select items feature -> Disable.

    Portable app, no install needed.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    15 Jan 2016 #4

    Thanks Simrick


    simrick said: View Post
    Hi Wally and welcome to Tenforums.

    Nothing I am aware of for changing this.

    Free Commander is file manager that many of the members here have suggested to me to use, as I have some file merge issues needing to be resolved. So, I haven't used it yet, but it might help you.
    Thanks Simrick

    Yes, Free Commander does solve my problem.. It's also a massive piece of software with a bunch of goodies. I've installed it and am taking a good look at it now. Give it a go. I think you'll really like it.

    Wally
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    15 Jan 2016 #5

    Thanks Ztrucker


    I've run Ultimate Windows Tweaker and it works just fine except for the .mp3 files. They still come up as Full Row Select. I've got a request in to the writer to look at the problem.

    Wally
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 11,234
    W10Prox64
       15 Jan 2016 #6

    Wallytek said: View Post
    Thanks Simrick

    Yes, Free Commander does solve my problem.. It's also a massive piece of software with a bunch of goodies. I've installed it and am taking a good look at it now. Give it a go. I think you'll really like it.

    Wally
    Oh good. Thanks for the feedback - I will be installing it in the next days! Glad it resolves your problem too! You can go ahead and mark the thread as "solved" then.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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