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Author Topic: Windows 7 - Hidden Tool  (Read 2244 times)

pyrohacker

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Windows 7 - Hidden Tool
« on: April 12, 2010, 08:49:19 PM »
I dunno if I'm just slow, or if I've discovered a secret gem that the Devs at Microsoft threw in for fun (the first seems more likely), but I just noticed a few days ago that Windows 7 has a nifty tool for viewing folders - I'd call it something like inline filtering.

On the bars above a file list, there are the regular options to enable you to sort the items you're viewing, but up 'till now I didn't notice the arrows on the right.  These bring forth pop-up boxes to enable you to quickly filter the files by the same categories you can sort them by.  

Of course, a picture is worth a thousand words.

filtering.jpgWindows 7 - Hidden Tool

filtering(2).jpgWindows 7 - Hidden Tool

Laugh at me, please, if this has been around since Vista.  :'(
If this feature existed during the days of XP, I'll beat myself with a fish.    :trout:
Funny that programmers chose the phrase "Hello, World" while most of us are introverts.

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Re: Windows 7 - Hidden Tool
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2010, 09:39:07 AM »
Hmm, Windows is great, so much undocumented stuff left to discover.  :-*

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Re: Windows 7 - Hidden Tool
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 09:47:57 AM »
This feature has existed since Win2k. Not to make you feel bad...

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JUST KIDDING! It's new to Vista/7 :)


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Re: Windows 7 - Hidden Tool
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 09:56:38 AM »
 ;D

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Re: Windows 7 - Hidden Tool
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 03:34:47 PM »
OK, what has you so mischievously merry Josh??  ;D

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Re: Windows 7 - Hidden Tool
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 10:32:19 PM »
I'm gonna be honest here. 

That scared me, josh.  That scared me a lot.  (Though I've barely been around that long myself!)
Funny that programmers chose the phrase "Hello, World" while most of us are introverts.