How do I move thumbnails around in Windows Explorer?

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Peter Jason, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Peter Jason

    Peter Jason Guest

    In WindowsXP the thumnail pictures could be moved around manually
    within a folder (with the mouse) in any desired order.

    But they are all fixed in position in Windows 7.

    Is there some setting to free them up?

    Peter
    Peter Jason, Feb 15, 2011
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  2. Peter Jason

    Jack Guest

    "Peter Jason" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In WindowsXP the thumnail pictures could be moved around manually
    > within a folder (with the mouse) in any desired order.
    >
    > But they are all fixed in position in Windows 7.
    >
    > Is there some setting to free them up?
    >
    > Peter
    >


    Asked and Answered. Search this group.
    Jack, Feb 15, 2011
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  3. Jack wrote:
    >
    > "Peter Jason" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> In WindowsXP the thumnail pictures could be moved around manually
    >> within a folder (with the mouse) in any desired order.
    >>
    >> But they are all fixed in position in Windows 7.
    >>
    >> Is there some setting to free them up?
    >>
    >> Peter
    >>

    >
    > Asked and Answered. Search this group.


    Could you be a little more specific? I don't recall seeing that question
    handled. I did a search for "thumbnail" in the subject line and came up
    empty. Do you have a date/time, or a subject line?
    --
    Crash

    "The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do."
    ~ B. F. Skinner ~
    Dave \Crash\ Dummy, Feb 15, 2011
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  4. Peter Jason

    relic Guest

    "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <> wrote in message
    news:ijequf$42u$-september.org...
    > Jack wrote:
    >>
    >> "Peter Jason" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> In WindowsXP the thumnail pictures could be moved around manually within
    >>> a folder (with the mouse) in any desired order.
    >>>
    >>> But they are all fixed in position in Windows 7.
    >>>
    >>> Is there some setting to free them up?
    >>>
    >>> Peter
    >>>

    >>
    >> Asked and Answered. Search this group.

    >
    > Could you be a little more specific? I don't recall seeing that question
    > handled. I did a search for "thumbnail" in the subject line and came up
    > empty. Do you have a date/time, or a subject line?


    Look at the "AutoArrange" thread.
    relic, Feb 15, 2011
    #4
  5. Peter Jason

    Peter Jason Guest

    On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:22:50 -0800, "Jack" <> wrote:

    >
    >"Peter Jason" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> In WindowsXP the thumnail pictures could be moved around manually
    >> within a folder (with the mouse) in any desired order.
    >>
    >> But they are all fixed in position in Windows 7.
    >>
    >> Is there some setting to free them up?
    >>
    >> Peter
    >>

    >
    >Asked and Answered. Search this group.





    well I can't find it in this group. But searching other places gave
    me the answer that the facility has been removed.

    Well this just pisses me off because I scan vintage photos and the
    only way to arrange them is manually. The EXIF thing is just not
    relevant here!

    Any one collecting photos and images over the internet has to do a
    fair bit of manual sorting and renaming, and one reason I took the
    jump to Windows7 was the enhanced speed and graphic capabilities.

    Well this just really sucks, and now I have to hack around and find
    some registry fix, or some other software and it's all a big
    unecessary. Well bugger Microsoft and all its drones!

    I don't suppose you know of any way to hack the registry to restore
    this facility...?
    Peter Jason, Feb 15, 2011
    #5
  6. Peter Jason

    Peter Jason Guest

    On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:13:16 +1100, Peter Jason <> wrote:

    >On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:22:50 -0800, "Jack" <> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"Peter Jason" <> wrote in message
    >>news:...
    >>> In WindowsXP the thumnail pictures could be moved around manually
    >>> within a folder (with the mouse) in any desired order.
    >>>
    >>> But they are all fixed in position in Windows 7.
    >>>
    >>> Is there some setting to free them up?
    >>>
    >>> Peter
    >>>

    >>
    >>Asked and Answered. Search this group.

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >well I can't find it in this group. But searching other places gave
    >me the answer that the facility has been removed.
    >
    >Well this just pisses me off because I scan vintage photos and the
    >only way to arrange them is manually. The EXIF thing is just not
    >relevant here!
    >
    >Any one collecting photos and images over the internet has to do a
    >fair bit of manual sorting and renaming, and one reason I took the
    >jump to Windows7 was the enhanced speed and graphic capabilities.
    >
    >Well this just really sucks, and now I have to hack around and find
    >some registry fix, or some other software and it's all a big
    >unecessary. Well bugger Microsoft and all its drones!
    >
    >I don't suppose you know of any way to hack the registry to restore
    >this facility...?




    PS: I just fixed it from
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/disable-full-row-select-explorer-windows-7/
    (from the äutoarrange" posts of 9thFeb11. I used the Zip download,
    w7-fullrowsel.zip"" ran it and restarted the computer.

    Boy! Is THAT a relief.
    Peter Jason, Feb 15, 2011
    #6
  7. relic wrote:
    >
    > "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <> wrote in message
    > news:ijequf$42u$-september.org...
    >> Jack wrote:
    >>>
    >>> "Peter Jason" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>> In WindowsXP the thumnail pictures could be moved around manually
    >>>> within a folder (with the mouse) in any desired order.
    >>>>
    >>>> But they are all fixed in position in Windows 7.
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there some setting to free them up?
    >>>>
    >>>> Peter
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Asked and Answered. Search this group.

    >>
    >> Could you be a little more specific? I don't recall seeing that question
    >> handled. I did a search for "thumbnail" in the subject line and came up
    >> empty. Do you have a date/time, or a subject line?

    >
    > Look at the "AutoArrange" thread.


    Thank you.

    --
    Crash

    Money may not buy happiness, but it can sure defray a lot of unhappiness.
    Dave \Crash\ Dummy, Feb 15, 2011
    #7
  8. Peter Jason

    Jack Guest

    "Peter Jason" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:13:16 +1100, Peter Jason <> wrote:
    >
    >>On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:22:50 -0800, "Jack" <> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>"Peter Jason" <> wrote in message
    >>>news:...
    >>>> In WindowsXP the thumnail pictures could be moved around manually
    >>>> within a folder (with the mouse) in any desired order.
    >>>>
    >>>> But they are all fixed in position in Windows 7.
    >>>>
    >>>> Is there some setting to free them up?
    >>>>
    >>>> Peter
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>Asked and Answered. Search this group.

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>well I can't find it in this group. But searching other places gave
    >>me the answer that the facility has been removed.
    >>
    >>Well this just pisses me off because I scan vintage photos and the
    >>only way to arrange them is manually. The EXIF thing is just not
    >>relevant here!
    >>
    >>Any one collecting photos and images over the internet has to do a
    >>fair bit of manual sorting and renaming, and one reason I took the
    >>jump to Windows7 was the enhanced speed and graphic capabilities.
    >>
    >>Well this just really sucks, and now I have to hack around and find
    >>some registry fix, or some other software and it's all a big
    >>unecessary. Well bugger Microsoft and all its drones!
    >>
    >>I don't suppose you know of any way to hack the registry to restore
    >>this facility...?

    >
    >
    >
    > PS: I just fixed it from
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/disable-full-row-select-explorer-windows-7/
    > (from the äutoarrange" posts of 9thFeb11. I used the Zip download,
    > w7-fullrowsel.zip"" ran it and restarted the computer.
    >
    > Boy! Is THAT a relief.


    ;-)
    Jack, Feb 15, 2011
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