Folder Options X

Folder Options X

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Windows 7

3 useful tweaks for Windows Explorer Folder Options X is a small tool that lets you tweak Windows Explorer by enabling 3 hidden folder options that can make file management a little easier for some. The first tweak is the option to display column header in all Explorer views. Normally, when you are viewing files as icons or thumbnails, you lose the ability to sort them by date, size or other file properties. Folder Options X eliminates that problem by adding the column headers to all views. The second tweak option enables icon reordering, which allows you to custom sort files in thumbnail or icon view by simply dragging them into place. The custom sort order is applied each time you open the folder. The third tweak allows you to disable "full row select" in folder views. By default, Windows Explorer automatically selects a file if your mouse hovers over any part of the row, which can cause problems when you drag'n drop files into a folder - if you don't pay close attention, they could end up in a sub-folder or zip archive. After the tweak is applied, Explorer only selects a file if you actually hover over the file name column, which is the way it used to be in previous versions of Windows. Copyright

Product Details

Publisher T800 Productions (2) Price Free
Version 1.6.0  history Last updated Jun 26, 2012
File Size 591 Kb Requirements None

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Just like good old XP 5 stars by nicolastr97 May 06, 2014
Essential software to bring back missing features in Windows 7 such as the possibility to disable "auto arrange" "align to grid" without messing with the registry. Highly recommended! show Review details
It works 5 stars by gimpguy Jul 29, 2012 (Read all my 1159 reviews)
There isn't much to say in the way of functionality that isn't described but yes, this makes it much easier to control the views and full row select, etc... You really don't lose the ability to sort when in icon view or folder view. You can right click and have that ability which is what I've done until this point. Either way, it works great, free and gets rid of the full row select. 5 stars here. show Review details
Awesome 5 stars by pcs800 May 25, 2012 (Read all my 222 reviews)
I dislike, to an extreme, the default windows Vista, 7, 8, full row select. What a work flow disrupting concept that is... This software gets rid of it, which it shouldn't have to do, MS shouldn't have put it in to begin with. show Review details
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