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Blue-highlighted folders &/or files can inherit next action


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#1 RolandJS

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 10:43 AM

Blue-highlighted folders &/or files can inherit next action.
Concerning deleting files accidentally, within Win 7 for sure, I've noticed right after copying or moving, the target folder's new contents, and sometimes even copied or moved folders, often are "blue-highlighted," and if I do not "remove" [click once anywhere in white space] the highlighting, the very next explorer.exe action may include those blue-highlighted aforementioned folders and/or files.


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 11:02 AM

What you described is normal.



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 11:52 AM

What you described is normal.

Correct!  However, I was not aware of this inheritance trait for awhile, so I lost some EXE installs, ZIPs, data files before I caught on.  I was a "noob" concerning this "sticky" -- until I realized what was happening.


Edited by RolandJS, 12 February 2016 - 11:52 AM.

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 12:38 PM

Whenever you select an item (or items) the operating system highlights it to show that it has been selected.  If selected items weren't highlighted then you would have to remember the selected items yourself.  Therefore, the highlight is there to help you.  It follows that whenever you select an item(s) you did so with the intention of performing some action or the other on it/them, e.g. copy, move, delete, etc.  Items that are selected will also remain selected until you un-select them, e.g. by clicking on an empty space.  Since this is so, it is obviously the user's responsibility to ensure that the items which are selected are the ones he wants to perform the desired action on.



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Posted 12 February 2016 - 02:31 PM

Agouti, you're right as rain, as always, I just would rather that feature, on the target end, be one that can turned off :)


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