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Essential Windows 7 Tweaks: Part 3

Every person has different tastes when it comes to their installation of Windows.  Through the years that have been many things that I do right off the bat when getting my install “just right”.  In the XP days, the first thing I would do was to stretch the taskbar, enable Quick Launch, add an address bar, unlock it, then move those around a bit.  If my taskbar wasn’t set up this way, I HATED IT… in fact, I would move other people’s around when I worked on their computers!  Windows 7 is no different for me, however, the list isn’t as exhaustive yet. We covered Part 1 and Part 2 of a multipart series, here is Part 3

11. Show full folder paths in both panes in Windows Explorer

  1. Open My Computer
  2. From the Organize menu choose Folder and Search Options
  3. Select the General tab
  4. Check the box for Show all folders
  5. Check the box for Automatically expand to current folder
  6. Press OK


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  1. You know how you view a folder in details mode, the columns are squished by default and it leaves this useless white space on the right? When I right click the top columns it allows me to automatically resize all columns to fit. The problem is I have to do this for every folder manually. Is there a way to have it to that by default? Some sort of registry hack?

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