Solved

Viewing Control Panel as List vs. icons

Posted on 1998-06-14
5
118 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
This question has two parts:

   1.  Why does the Windows 95 Control Panel sometimes come up with the icons view instead of the list view, even though I never change the view to the icon mode.

   2.  Is there a way I can prevent this from happening.  I like the list view, and don't like the icon view.

If you are not sure what I mean, go into the Control Panel.  If you don't know how to do that, you probably cannot answer this question.

Under view, you can select either:

   .  Large icons
   .  Small icons
   .  List

I always select list, but the system reverts back to small icons sometimes.  It seems to do it at random times.  It might stay in list mode for weeks, before backsliding to small icons.

Got the answer?
0
Comment
Question by:Danimal
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
alexo earned 30 total points
ID: 1756451
The "system" can only remember settings of the last 29 folders you use.  It forgets the least recently used.  You can hold <shift> or <control> when you close the window but this is only a temporary solution.

References:
  http://www.annoyances.org/win95/win95ann3.html#16
  http://www.annoyances.org/win95/faq.html#04
  http://www.annoyances.org/win95/win95ann3.html#01
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Danimal
ID: 1756452
What does using shift-control do?  Keep the folder in the last 29?
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:alexo
ID: 1756453
Not shif-control, either shift or control (don't remember which), but yea, it's supposed to do just that.  Check the URLs, they have a good explanation.

Also, get TweakUI (freeware from www.microsoft.com).  It contains a checkbox that allows you to make the saving of the properties the default behavior (without using shifts and controls) although the 29 windows limit is hardcoded and cannot be changed.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Danimal
ID: 1756454
Alexu,

I appreciate the clarity and directness of your answers.  Thank you.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:alexo
ID: 1756455
You're welcome.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

How to record audio from input sources to your PC ā€“ connected devices, connected preamp to record vinyl discs, streaming media, that play through your audio card: Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 ā€“ both 32 bit & 64.
Learn how to PXE Boot both BIOS & UEFI machines with DHCP Policies and Custom Vendor Classes
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). ā€¦
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial sā€¦

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question