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    Is there a way to customize the view type of desktop items/folders in a particular manner. I have custimized view type of a folder & in view tab in folder option, click "apply to all folder". Nothing happened.

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    [quote name='prasad' post='786051' date='24-Jul-2009 02:50']... "apply to all folder". Nothing happened.[/quote]
    You have to CLOSE Windows Explorer and re-start it to have the changes take effect.

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='786056' date='24-Jul-2009 15:19']You have to CLOSE Windows Explorer and re-start it to have the changes take effect.[/quote]
    I think I am missing some steps in between. Nothing is happened on re-starting.
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    [quote name='prasad' post='786057' date='24-Jul-2009 06:14']I think I am missing some steps in between. Nothing is happened on re-starting.[/quote]
    I usually do this in Explorer from the pane/tree view (Win-E) but it looks you're doing it from a folder. So, here's the steps to take as shown in this clip. First (the red box at the top) choose the type of display you want to see, i.e. icon, tile, list or details.

    Then right-click an EMPTY (white) spot on the screen and select the order you want the files to appear in. After this, when you go to Tools and do what you said earlier, the settings should stick for all folders.

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='786064' date='24-Jul-2009 16:38']I usually do this in Explorer from the pane/tree view (Win-E) but it looks you're doing it from a folder. So, here's the steps to take as shown in this clip. First (the red box at the top) choose the type of display you want to see, i.e. icon, tile, list or details.

    Then right-click an EMPTY (white) spot on the screen and select the order you want the files to appear in. After this, when you go to Tools and do what you said earlier, the settings should stick for all folders.

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    The way you directed me is to set the view type of "contents within a folder". Actually, I want to set the view of different folders/desktop items in resized type, as shown in my first post, other than system default setting.

    Hope this will make some sense.
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    [quote name='prasad' post='786070' date='24-Jul-2009 09:33']The way you directed me is to set the view type of "contents within a folder". Actually, I want to set the view of different folders/desktop items in resized type, as shown in my first post, other than system default setting.[/quote]
    Well, you've lost me - I don't understand what you're trying to do! If you're wanting to change something about Windows FONTS, the folder setting place isn't where you do that.

    You'd better hang in and see if it's my nearsightedness and maybe another Lounger will know what you want.

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    [quote name='prasad' post='786051' date='24-Jul-2009 01:50']Is there a way to customize the view type of desktop items/folders in a particular manner. I have custimized view type of a folder & in view tab in folder option, click "apply to all folder". Nothing happened.[/quote]

    The view customization that you set up applies to folders and folder contents as seen in Windows Explorer. Do you wish to customize a view within Windows Explorer or customize the view when you are looking at the desktop itself?

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    [quote name='joeperez' post='786076' date='24-Jul-2009 19:36']The view customization that you set up applies to folders and folder contents as seen in Windows Explorer. Do you wish to customize a view within Windows Explorer or customize the view when you are looking at the desktop itself?

    Joe[/quote]
    I just want to open the desktop Folders & sub folders (including Windows default items such as My Computer, My Documents, My Network Places & Recycle Bin), when opening from desktop itself, in customized manner.
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    This is not in answer to your question.

    I see in your screenshot that you have left the check box "Hide extensions of known file types" ticked. Please clear this check box, so that you can always see the extension of files that you open. Otherwise you could be the victim of malware that hides its real extension.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='786168' date='25-Jul-2009 15:08']This is not in answer to your question.

    I see in your screenshot that you have left the check box "Hide extensions of known file types" ticked. Please clear this check box, so that you can always see the extension of files that you open. Otherwise you could be the victim of malware that hides its real extension.[/quote]
    Done and As always, Thanks Hans for your valuable guidance.

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    [quote name='prasad' post='786155' date='25-Jul-2009 07:22']I just want to open the desktop Folders & sub folders (including Windows default items such as My Computer, My Documents, My Network Places & Recycle Bin), when opening from desktop itself, in customized manner.[/quote]
    I still not exactly sure what you want, but does setting each folder to remember its own settings help?

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    Open the folder you want to define settings for, set them and close the folder. Does it open up again as you set it?

    If not, can you state/estimate how many folders you have on your C: drive?
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    [quote name='Leif' post='786175' date='25-Jul-2009 15:55']I still not exactly sure what you want, but does setting each folder to remember its own settings help?

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    Open the folder you want to define settings for, set them and close the folder. Does it open up again as you set it?

    If not, can you state/estimate how many folders you have on your C: drive?[/quote]
    I have customized desktop items,manually one by one, the way I want to view, Rest through Explorer. So far, everything okey. Will see the real effect on restarting.
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    If I'm reading this right, what you want to do is maintain the custom font size settings in specific windows or folders. If that is the case, the instructions Leif provided should do that for you.
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    [quote name='prasad' post='786188' date='25-Jul-2009 18:55']I have customized desktop items,manually one by one, the way I want to view, Rest through Explorer. So far, everything okey. Will see the real effect on restarting.[/quote]
    Yes, everything is in order. It is general human tendancy to make things complex first (I believe).
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