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Old 09. Jun 2009, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Installing QTTabBar

Quite a few people asked me about this, and I directed them to Gizmo's for the info, it seems that some are unable to find the required information.

You can find the fairly comprehensive documentation on QTTabBar here;
http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...t-qttabbar.htm

Yes, of course I wrote the documentation there, and yes of course I am enthusiastic about the software, but I have nothing to do with either the software or the developer. I am merely a very satisfied user.

I originally recommended QTTabBar to a few people after trying it for a while, and other people also kept asking me about it, so I wrote a few tips on it. The documentation in the link is more comprehensive.

The ONLY reason I use this software is because I think it is absolutely perfect for my needs. It allows Windows Explorer to do a whole lot of things other browsers/file managers can not do.

Please try it before you say "it sucks", or things like that. If you read the documentation in the link first. you will have no problems.

If you have specific questions on various aspects of QTTabBar, then post away. If I can help, then of course I will. Once again, I have nothing at all to do with the software, or the developer, I am merely a VERY! satisfied user.

This is one of the best, most comprehensive, and useful pieces of software, free or otherwise, I have ever used. ( And believe me, I have used an awful lot of software!).

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Old 09. Jun 2009, 04:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mike,
the "Anonymous" posters don't usually come to this Forum (registered users only) so that part of your post probably falls on deaf ears. Also, in my opinion, you vastly overestimate the willingness of many users to read anything. ANd when you say "you wrote it" many will believe you actually wrote "I wrote the code, I'm the developer".
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Old 09. Jun 2009, 11:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have to say I never considered windows explorer to be anything more than a menu that pops up when I double click my computer icon. I only used it when I newly installed my windows. Then I used it to find and then install my power desk file manager, which I have used for over 12 years. I am now comfortable with power desk. However QttabBar has some nifty items that I really like. For one, I really like that little find window, as when I open my programs folder I just type the first two letters of the folder I'm looking for and it takes me right to it. Something I wish power desk had. The tab bar is a real time saver as well. Thanks for showing off this little gem. Not only does this put lips stick on a mediocre windows utility It makes it powerful as if on steroids as well.

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Would you like to take over that Article? It's unallocated right now.
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Mike, I must say that it is an excellent article you wrote there. Really interesting to read and reveals many of the usually undiscovered features of QTTab. I am sure this helpful for many.
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this put lips stick on a mediocre windows utility
More like reconstructive surgery!
I'm totally bummed that it doesn't work well in Win7.
Is it open source? Maybe someone could mod it.
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Thank you for sharing.
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More like reconstructive surgery!
I'm totally bummed that it doesn't work well in Win7.
Is it open source? Maybe someone could mod it.
QTTabBar (version 1.2.2.1), an add-on to give tab browsing to your Windows Explorer currently only works on XP and Vista.

There's a new project now to get it work on Windows 7. Current stage: version 1.5.0.0 Alpha 3, under new management, with a blog here.

As it's in Alpha stage, expect more bugs to be ironed out.
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I have been using QTTabBar on my PC for a long time now, last year when I bought a Netbook it was one of the first programs that I installed after I had set up the security programs.

I have never found a need for the Desktop Tool or any of the plugins and I suspect it is one of the most used programs that I have.

There are several hundred pieces of software on my PC and if I had to put them in order of which I would miss the most QTTabBar would either be at the top or very close to it.

Along with programs like WizMouse it makes me wonder why there is nothing like it already in any Windows OS that I know of?
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Sometimes I need to leave two or three folders open at the same time, this is where the tab features comes into help, and I do not need to open two or three instances of Windows Explorer.

Briefly tried the QTTabBar 1.5 (Alpha 3) in Win7. Works basically ok, but found that the "Favorites" on the left pane can't be locked successfully in the tab bar when you re-open the Explorer. That said c:/users/*username*/links can be locked well. Both are actually pointing to the same folder containing shortcuts in Win7.
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