Problem with Windows (go figure, eh?) - this edit added on September 6th, 2006

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by elfin buddy, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

    elfin buddy

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    #1
    Okay, so, this isn't really Windows on a Mac we're taking about here...it's trouble with Windows on a standard PC laptop. Please don't crucify me :eek: It's actually a friend's laptop, so bear with me. To make matters more complicated, she's about 1500 kilometres away.

    Basically, whenever she double-clicks on folders, a search window appears instead of opening the window. I'm sure there must be some setting she accidentally messed with in order to make it work like that, but I've been unable to find a parallel on my roommate's Windows machine. (In fact, the bastard even crashed when I tried to access the help files)

    Has anyone else ever come across this? If so, how did you fix it? Thanks in advance!


    P.S. Things like this are precisely why I've used Macs my whole life. Beautiful, in a way ;)
     
  2. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Is it a regular explorer window, but with a search bar on the side? If so, click the search button in the bar at the top to toggle it off.
     
  3. elfin buddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the quick response...just a moment and I'll ask her.
     
  4. elfin buddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently it's like a standard search window...the type you get when you go Start --> Search. When she closes the tab like you said, it still says "to start you search, follow the instructions in the left pane".
     
  5. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Weird. I'm afraid that's about all the help I have...
     
  6. elfin buddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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