[rescue] Oh yeah ...

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 13:47:45 CST 2009

Phil Stracchino wrote:
>>> And then there's the "improved" XP "My Computer" window, which now
>>> requires almost half an XGA laptop screen to show me one hard disk, one
>>> network drive, two virtual CD drives, and a couple of folders I don't
>>> even care about, much less want to see there.
>> There are several easy ways to disable that "feature".
> Do tell?  I've managed to avoid XP thus far, and am not up to speed on
> the finer points of bludgeoning it into submission.
>>> It was bad enough when MS added multiple toolbars, address bars, and
>>> about a gazillion buttons to every folder window.  Does *anyone* ever
>>> actually USE any of that crap?  Fortunately they made it easy to turn
>>> them off.
>> Turning off the unwanted garbage in the My Computer window is similar.
> I've looked everywhere I can think of and can't find a way to turn that
> stuff off.  If you know where the magic's hidden, please share the secret.

Most of it gets turned off by going to "Tools -> Folder Options..." and 
changing "Tasks" to "Use Windows classic folders".  If you then change 
the view from "Tiles" to "Icons", that should make everything a bit 
better.  You can then apply that to all folders automatically.

Peace...  Sridhar

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