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Ensign Riles VIP Member

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#1 12 years ago

There are some things I miss from Windows 2000, and was wondering if I can do it with Vista. 1. Is there any way to display the total size of a folder you are in? Showing only the number of items in the window alone isn't very useful, and I prefer not having to highlight everything and right clicking properties. 2. Is there anyway to "preview" audio files without having to open them up in a media player? Seems wasteful if I only am trying to quickly identify a game sound, for example. 3. Is it possible to rename the game titles in the Game Explorer? I don't use it, but I installed one game and the uninstaller .exe was used. I could change the path obviously, but for aesthetic purposes I don't like seeing Uninstaller.exe in the menu. 4. I doubt it, but is there anyway to add a program to a safelist? It's really annoying having the computer feel its security is being threatened anytime I try and start a game. I don't want to turn UAM off, but it is annoying.




Stark98

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#2 12 years ago

@1 you mean you see all the details? like date, kb or mb's? etc... @4, mmh yeah i think you need to go to firewall settings or to windows bitdefender. Or click on the program's icon, preferences and run as admin or user or etc.. i hope this helps!




Bs|Archaon

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#3 12 years ago

1. If you press Control + A it will show you. Not automatic, but hardly time consuming either.




smythe

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#4 12 years ago
Ensign Riles;38505041. Is there any way to display the total size of a folder you are in? Showing only the number of items in the window alone isn't very useful, and I prefer not having to highlight everything and right clicking properties.

If I remember correctly, if you click on a folder, the size of the highlighted item and its contents shows up on the bottom edge of the screen. I could be wrong about that, though...