MS Windows 7 file restriction & Zer0

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GiacomoGo
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MS Windows 7 file restriction & Zer0

Post by GiacomoGo » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:40 am

Part 1: So, some confusion resulting from this Win 7 design feature:

Context menus are shortened when more than 15 files are selected

Following that MS knowledge article:
1. I first set MultipleInvokePromptMinimum to 16 (unlimited). But while this allows me unrestricted right-click menus, the menus are in fact meaningless above 16 files. According to MS, this "does not allow the actual opening of the documents selected if selecting more than 16". Geniuses saving me from myself, once again.

2. I then set this MultipleInvokePromptMinimum to 30, instead, to have a reasonable number without leading to Win Explorer "not responding" (as it did for me with a decimal setting of 50 files).

That much is simply for others to know, in case anyone else is mystified as well by this Win 7 benevolence.

Part 2: Query to KC Software:
Is there any way to get around this odd Win 7 design, to make Zer0 right-click functionality work the way one might expect?

Kyle_Katarn
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Re: MS Windows 7 file restriction & Zer0

Post by Kyle_Katarn » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:15 pm

I'd suggest to use drag'n'drop onto Zer0 instead.

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Re: MS Windows 7 file restriction & Zer0

Post by GiacomoGo » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:59 am

Kyle_Katarn wrote:I'd suggest to use drag'n'drop onto Zer0 instead.
Indeed, Kyle, that's an excellent clarification. Drag'n'drop works as expected from folders or from WinExplorer "search" results.

The right-click access is mainly useful to get Zer0 open the first time.

So 2 alternative "workaround" workflows given Win7 design, just to get Zer0 open:
1 - right-click a single file and "Delete with Zero" (note: menu option is not spelled "Zer0")
2 - set a Win7 Shortcut key, such as Ctrl + Shft + Z (which I've done)

Then drag'n'drop.

Thanks!

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Re: MS Windows 7 file restriction & Zer0

Post by Kyle_Katarn » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:02 am

GiacomoGo wrote:
Kyle_Katarn wrote:I'd suggest to use drag'n'drop onto Zer0 instead.
Indeed, Kyle, that's an excellent clarification. Drag'n'drop works as expected from folders or from WinExplorer "search" results.

The right-click access is mainly useful to get Zer0 open the first time.

So 2 alternative "workaround" workflows given Win7 design, just to get Zer0 open:
1 - right-click a single file and "Delete with Zero" (note: menu option is not spelled "Zer0")
2 - set a Win7 Shortcut key, such as Ctrl + Shft + Z (which I've done)

Then drag'n'drop.

Thanks!
Thanks !
Regarding typo in context menu, bug is logged here : http://www.kcsoftwares.com/bugs/view.php?id=3550

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