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    Bryan Guest

    Default Can I disable "Grouping" in Vista's Windows explorer??

    I would like to completely disable the "Group By" and file grouping in
    Windows Explorer in Vista. I detest this ill-conceived "feature" .

    I' ve seen articles on how to "reset" the views so they stick and they're
    only temporary solutions as Vista eventually start grouping again.. I'm **S
    I C K** of this so-called feature and it does nothing but hamper my work
    efficiency and lower my productivity.. No I don't want to learn how to use
    it. I want it turned O F F and to N E V E R return.

    Give me the option to turn this idiot-inspired feature off please! I'm SICK
    of turning it off.



    God I hate Vista! ...aka Windows ME (squared)..

    Bryan



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    Gordon Guest

    Default Re: Can I disable "Grouping" in Vista's Windows explorer??

    "Bryan" <Bryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:705293D8-43EC-4AA5-B943-7514AD3685DF@microsoft.com...
    >I would like to completely disable the "Group By" and file grouping in
    > Windows Explorer in Vista. I detest this ill-conceived "feature" .


    Why do you "detest" this "ill-conceived" feature? Many people find it a
    considerable enhancement from previous versions....



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    I would like to completely disable the "Group By" and file grouping in
    Windows Explorer in Vista. I detest this ill-conceived "feature" .

    I' ve seen articles on how to "reset" the views so they stick and they're
    only temporary solutions as Vista eventually start grouping again.. I'm **S
    I C K** of this so-called feature and it does nothing but hamper my work
    efficiency and lower my productivity.. No I don't want to learn how to use
    it. I want it turned O F F and to N E V E R return.

    Give me the option to turn this idiot-inspired feature off please! I'm SICK
    of turning it off.

    God I hate Vista! ...aka Windows ME (squared)..

    Bryan
    Relax, take a few deep breaths. Once done follow this:

    Right click in a folder.
    Group By -> None.
    Press Alt.
    Choose Tools from the bar that appears below the navigation bar.
    So it's Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> Apply to all folders.

    Should do the trick.

    PS: You don't like the grouping feature, for me it's one of the most beautiful thing added to the OS.

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    Wandering Guest

    Default Re: Can I disable "Grouping" in Vista's Windows explorer??


    "iMav" <iMav.3che7e@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > Bryan;59715 Wrote:
    >> I would like to completely disable the "Group By" and file grouping in
    >> Windows Explorer in Vista. I detest this ill-conceived "feature" .
    >>
    >> I' ve seen articles on how to "reset" the views so they stick and
    >> they're
    >> only temporary solutions as Vista eventually start grouping again..
    >> I'm **S
    >> I C K** of this so-called feature and it does nothing but hamper my
    >> work
    >> efficiency and lower my productivity.. No I don't want to learn how to
    >> use
    >> it. I want it turned O F F and to N E V E R return.
    >>
    >> Give me the option to turn this idiot-inspired feature off please! I'm
    >> SICK
    >> of turning it off.
    >>
    >> God I hate Vista! ...aka Windows ME (squared)..
    >>
    >> BryanRelax, take a few deep breaths. Once done follow this:

    >
    > Right click in a folder.
    > Group By -> None.
    > Press Alt.
    > Choose Tools from the bar that appears below the navigation bar.
    > So it's Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> Apply to all folders.
    >
    > Should do the trick.
    >
    > PS: You don't like the grouping feature, for me it's one of the most
    > beautiful thing added to the OS.
    >
    >
    > --
    > iMav
    >
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    > http://beingmanan.com
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    > View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14407
    >


    Grouping is one of the most useful additions to Windows I have found
    recently. I really missed it when I did a third of a year stint with Ubuntu
    and Nautilus. Glad to be back with Vista. I tend to group by file type most
    often, but various other groupings are very helpful.

    Have a grand day.


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    Bryan Guest

    Default Re: Can I disable "Grouping" in Vista's Windows explorer??

    Grouping was created for people who aren't organized. For those of us who are
    organized this makes it harder to find files and slows us down. For every
    one of you who claim it to be the most useful feature there are 10 like
    myself hate it. I can scan a list of files for what I want faster than I can
    sort though which friggin group it's in.. For those of you who ask why I
    destest it - Obviously you didn't read my post where I state clearly that it
    hampers my efficency and lowers my productivity. I can find the file I need
    MUCH quicker in an list of details than with this grouped view with all those
    headers and excessive white space. Grouping breaks up the list and in
    folders with few files in it there tends to be more text for groups and white
    space displayed than is used for the files themselves..

    The main problem with it is that it won't stay turned off.. Linux may not
    be the solution indeed but Apple could very well be and this ill-conceived
    feature that's been imposed upon everyone with an off switch that was made in
    China or India is on the top of a list of 18 reasons I've complied (to date)
    to scrap the windows platform and switch to a Mac.

    Like I said.. Vista is ME - Marketing Edition (squared).. This is the O/S
    that Microsoft Marketing always wanted.. It's not my imagination that
    millions worldwide are avoiding it due to it's repuation for poor
    performance, unpredictable behavior, lower productivity, annoying
    features/functionality, and contains nothing compelling enough to invest the
    very significant resources into switching. It's a stop-gap product that's as
    big of a mistake as the original ME.

    Vista lowers productivity, and does not increase it as the massive marketing
    machine likes to claim. There are good reasons that people are avoiding it
    and this is one of them.



    "Gordon" wrote:

    > "Bryan" <Bryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:705293D8-43EC-4AA5-B943-7514AD3685DF@microsoft.com...
    > >I would like to completely disable the "Group By" and file grouping in
    > > Windows Explorer in Vista. I detest this ill-conceived "feature" .

    >
    > Why do you "detest" this "ill-conceived" feature? Many people find it a
    > considerable enhancement from previous versions....
    >
    >
    >


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    Bryan Guest

    Default Re: Can I disable "Grouping" in Vista's Windows explorer??

    I've done that a billion times.. It doesn't stick. This is a widespread
    problem that's been reported enough to warrant some serious attention to
    fixing it.. Yet it remains broken..


    "iMav" wrote:

    >
    > Bryan;59715 Wrote:
    > > I would like to completely disable the "Group By" and file grouping in
    > > Windows Explorer in Vista. I detest this ill-conceived "feature" .
    > >
    > > I' ve seen articles on how to "reset" the views so they stick and
    > > they're
    > > only temporary solutions as Vista eventually start grouping again..
    > > I'm **S
    > > I C K** of this so-called feature and it does nothing but hamper my
    > > work
    > > efficiency and lower my productivity.. No I don't want to learn how to
    > > use
    > > it. I want it turned O F F and to N E V E R return.
    > >
    > > Give me the option to turn this idiot-inspired feature off please! I'm
    > > SICK
    > > of turning it off.
    > >
    > > God I hate Vista! ...aka Windows ME (squared)..
    > >
    > > BryanRelax, take a few deep breaths. Once done follow this:

    >
    > Right click in a folder.
    > Group By -> None.
    > Press Alt.
    > Choose Tools from the bar that appears below the navigation bar.
    > So it's Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> Apply to all folders.
    >
    > Should do the trick.
    >
    > PS: You don't like the grouping feature, for me it's one of the most
    > beautiful thing added to the OS.
    >
    >
    > --
    > iMav
    >
    > It's a Microsoft world kid, I am just living in it.
    > http://beingmanan.com
    > twitter: manan | Last.FM: manan
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > iMav's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=35
    > View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14407
    >
    >


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    Bryan Guest

    Default RE: Can I disable "Grouping" in Vista's Windows explorer??

    For those of you who love this feature, please don't pollute my thread with
    proclamations of love for this feature. I'm looking for a serious solution
    to permanently turning it off, other than the "Apply to all folders" that
    doesn't work. If you don't have a solution please refrain from responding..

    Thanks!

    "Bryan" wrote:

    > I would like to completely disable the "Group By" and file grouping in
    > Windows Explorer in Vista. I detest this ill-conceived "feature" .
    >
    > I' ve seen articles on how to "reset" the views so they stick and they're
    > only temporary solutions as Vista eventually start grouping again.. I'm **S
    > I C K** of this so-called feature and it does nothing but hamper my work
    > efficiency and lower my productivity.. No I don't want to learn how to use
    > it. I want it turned O F F and to N E V E R return.
    >
    > Give me the option to turn this idiot-inspired feature off please! I'm SICK
    > of turning it off.
    >
    > God I hate Vista! ...aka Windows ME (squared)..
    >
    > Bryan
    >
    >


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    Wandering Guest

    Default Re: Can I disable "Grouping" in Vista's Windows explorer??


    "Bryan" <Bryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F1B0E36F-ACC1-4332-9C43-2D30E24B01CC@microsoft.com...
    > Grouping was created for people who aren't organized. For those of us who
    > are
    > organized this makes it harder to find files and slows us down. For
    > every
    > one of you who claim it to be the most useful feature there are 10 like
    > myself hate it. I can scan a list of files for what I want faster than I
    > can
    > sort though which friggin group it's in.. For those of you who ask why I
    > destest it - Obviously you didn't read my post where I state clearly that
    > it
    > hampers my efficency and lowers my productivity. I can find the file I
    > need
    > MUCH quicker in an list of details than with this grouped view with all
    > those
    > headers and excessive white space. Grouping breaks up the list and in
    > folders with few files in it there tends to be more text for groups and
    > white
    > space displayed than is used for the files themselves..
    >
    > The main problem with it is that it won't stay turned off.. Linux may
    > not
    > be the solution indeed but Apple could very well be and this ill-conceived
    > feature that's been imposed upon everyone with an off switch that was made
    > in
    > China or India is on the top of a list of 18 reasons I've complied (to
    > date)
    > to scrap the windows platform and switch to a Mac.
    >
    > Like I said.. Vista is ME - Marketing Edition (squared).. This is the
    > O/S
    > that Microsoft Marketing always wanted.. It's not my imagination that
    > millions worldwide are avoiding it due to it's repuation for poor
    > performance, unpredictable behavior, lower productivity, annoying
    > features/functionality, and contains nothing compelling enough to invest
    > the
    > very significant resources into switching. It's a stop-gap product that's
    > as
    > big of a mistake as the original ME.
    >
    > Vista lowers productivity, and does not increase it as the massive
    > marketing
    > machine likes to claim. There are good reasons that people are avoiding
    > it
    > and this is one of them.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Gordon" wrote:
    >
    >> "Bryan" <Bryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:705293D8-43EC-4AA5-B943-7514AD3685DF@microsoft.com...
    >> >I would like to completely disable the "Group By" and file grouping in
    >> > Windows Explorer in Vista. I detest this ill-conceived "feature" .

    >>
    >> Why do you "detest" this "ill-conceived" feature? Many people find it a
    >> considerable enhancement from previous versions....
    >>
    >>
    >>

    As is said, facts are facts. One fact is that you know nothing at all about
    my organization or lack of it, and your opening statement is the beginning
    of a long rambling rationalization. Unlike facts, rationalizations are
    whatever you want them to be. You also make the mistake of moving from your
    experience which is what it is to a generalization that speaks for all users
    which you then disparage. It's broken logic.

    Have a good day.


  9. #9
    John Amendall Guest

    Default Re: Can I disable "Grouping" in Vista's Windows explorer??

    On Sun, 13 Jul 2008 09:00:04 -0700, Bryan
    <Bryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >For those of you who love this feature, please don't pollute my thread with
    >proclamations of love for this feature. I'm looking for a serious solution
    >to permanently turning it off, other than the "Apply to all folders" that
    >doesn't work. If you don't have a solution please refrain from responding..


    Yes sir. Whatever you say sir. It's your thread and you da boss,
    sir.

    Bozo

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    Gordon Guest

    Default Re: Can I disable "Grouping" in Vista's Windows explorer??

    "Bryan" <Bryan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:EA645CFF-A354-40F2-AD45-AE6E0B96957D@microsoft.com...
    > For those of you who love this feature, please don't pollute my thread
    > with
    > proclamations of love for this feature. I'm looking for a serious
    > solution
    > to permanently turning it off, other than the "Apply to all folders" that
    > doesn't work. If you don't have a solution please refrain from
    > responding..
    >


    <sigh> JUST DON'T TURN IT ON...........DON'T USE IT if it bothers you that
    much. I don't use it and it doesn't appear.....AT ALL......


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