Minimize all open windows to view the desktop
What's wrong... Please write below.
Of my view settings seem to stick fine, except when I choose File - Open - Desktop in some application. Then it's Tiles view instead of my Details view, as saved for every other folder.
Windows 7 x64
I already tried resetting Folder view options as per [LINK]
However, the standard Microsoft gadgets do stay visible even after the "show desktop" action.
The thing is I just want to hide it.
Windows 7 just doesn't remember any window view/size/position settings apart from the last one used. One example. I like to have a folder with shortcuts on my desktop where I keep all my shortcuts in order to escape desktop clutter.
I like this folder to not display navigation pane and to use tiles. In 7 when I set this folder up the way I like it all windows explorer windows that I open after that get the same view settings as this shortcuts folder which is definitely not what I want explorer windows to look like.
If I change windows explorer windows to display navigation pane and show files as a list and than open that shortcut folder again it takes that view, gone are the tiles, navigation pane is back.
Highly, I just cannot believe that they would remove such a useful productivity feature. If anyone has any idea of how to fix this or if there is some 3rd party tool out there that could solve this problem please share.
I have added a third item, which is a shortcut to my top level user folder ie. C: \user\john.
If I double click the shortcut I open an Explorer view showing all my folders eg. Downloads, My Documents , Desktop etc. If I click on this Desktop folder I see only one item there; the aforementioned shortcut.
However if I return to the main screen and right click on my shortcut, and then select Open Folder Location, I am presented with an explorer window entitled Desktop. This view shows all 3 of the icons from the main screen view of the desktop, but in addition it also shows Computer, Network, Libraries and Control Panel.
So I can get 2 differing Explorer views of Desktop, both of which differ from the main screen view.
I guess that this is a design feature which I am failing to understand. I would be grateful if someone would explain it to me .
I have the Desktop as a toolbar and in the "view" I do not have "show desktop icons" checked. However, if I do a reboot or startup the icons are on the desktop. I have to right click desktop and in "view" select "show desktop icons; then do the same thing again and deselect "show desktop icons" and presto the icons are no longer on the desktop; just a minor pain in the butt, but why is it happening?