Separate Details panel

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Monkeyman
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Separate Details panel

Post by Monkeyman » Sun May 09, 2010 10:44 am

Is is possible to make Details panel separate from Windows Explorer?

I mean, when you turn it off in SmartFTP, it turns off for whole system which is not good.
I do need it in my system, but don't in SmartFTP.

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Re: Separate Details panel

Post by mb » Sun May 09, 2010 3:31 pm

I'm sorry but I do not understand your question.

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Re: Separate Details panel

Post by Monkeyman » Sun May 09, 2010 4:01 pm

In SmartFTP you have View -> Panels -> Details item which turns on/off a details panel. It shows some info about file or folder.
Windows Explorer has the same panel on the bottom of the window (Organize -> Layout -> Details pane).

If I turn off details panel in SmartFTP, then it'll turn off in Windows Explorer as well.
At least, such as the behavior in Windows 7.

Now you got me?

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Re: Separate Details panel

Post by mb » Sun May 09, 2010 4:44 pm

The setting in SmartFTP does not affect the setting in Windows Explorer.

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Re: Separate Details panel

Post by Monkeyman » Sun May 09, 2010 5:03 pm

So you probably think I am an idiot and just messing around? :-)

Trust me it DOES affect. I turn off details panel in SmartFTP, the same panel turns off in Windows Explorer.
You may want to test in on Windows 7 if you didn't.

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Re: Separate Details panel

Post by mb » Sun May 09, 2010 8:06 pm

Yes you are right, on Windows 7 the control always saves its state into the registry without our control. Unlike in Windows Vista, Microsoft doesn't give us a chance to provide our own registry key.

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Re: Separate Details panel

Post by Monkeyman » Sun May 09, 2010 8:15 pm

So is it possible to fix this issue?

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Re: Separate Details panel

Post by mb » Sun May 09, 2010 8:26 pm

It is not a bug, the control just has no documented way to specify the registry key. But there is most likely an undocumented method as this was the case on Windows Vista.
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Re: Separate Details panel

Post by Monkeyman » Sun May 09, 2010 8:29 pm

OK, I guess you'll keep this in mind and find the way to make it work on Windows 7.
This is not big deal, just a little annoyance.

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Re: Separate Details panel

Post by mb » Sun May 09, 2010 9:11 pm

The new build will take care of this problem.

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