Hello. I have a question to ask you. I am pretty upset with Windows 7 after learning this:
“Disabling Auto Arrange and Align to Grid is not available in Windows Explorer windows. As a result, users can no longer manually arrange items via drag and drop within a folder; this feature is only available on the desktop.”
Before I even learned what I just stated above, I was trying to do exactly that with a folder on another partition on another drive. I noticed “Auto arrange” and “Align to grid” disabling capabilities were not shown on the right-click context menu... ...and the first thing that came to mind is that there was some Windows 7 system corruption or some Windows 7 feature switch for these two options (“Auto arrange” and “Align to grid”) I had to turn on somewhere in the system!!! I know I could do this on Windows Vista. A matter-of-fact, I was a little dismayed for some of the items and actual upset for some to actually see the complete list of items that have been removed from various component parts of Windows 7 on the Wikipedia website I have provided above. (Hey, Windows Vista has a benefit over Windows 7 in some regards!!!)
I have ALWAYS placed files and folders in various directory folders in my own organized grouped/clustered way and I no longer have that capability except for my desktop?!?!?
So, Is there STILL a means or way for me to have either for my Windows 7:
1. ...to modify or hack the Windows 7 system registry(s) and/or Windows 7 directory(s) in order to either have system wide or specifically configured folder(s), directory(s), partition(s), or hard/system drive(s) to have the option to disable “Auto arrange” and “Align to grid”?
2. ...by installing an alternate third party program (free or paid) that allows for Windows 7 in order to either have system wide or specifically configured folder(s), directory(s), partition(s), or hard/system drive(s) by having the option to disable “Auto arrange” and “Align to grid”?
3. ...by installing an alternate third party program (free or paid) that allows for Windows 7 by having the option to run independently (the third party program's virtual or real folder/area to arrange items the way you want and work with that is independent) from the rest of the active fixed Windows 7 “Auto arrange” and “Align to grid” settings?
Please provide your own best possible well written, detailed and documented website links hopefully with images and demonstrations along with the instructions especially for number 1 above, and/or your personal suggestions, hints, and tips if you can. Thank you!!!
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