I installed Vista about a week ago for the first time. I have SP1 installed as well as all of the other updates. There are some things I like about it and some things I hate about it. I've found tips or tricks to get around some of things I don't like, except for the following.
1. If I have a Windows Explorer window open (using "details" view) and place a new file into that folder (either by copying it or by downloading it to that location), my Explorer window automatically sorts the file contents of the window by whatever option I have selected (i.e. file size, file name, date modified, etc.). Is there any way to mimick the behavior of an XP Windows Explorer window, where any new file added to the folder would just stay at the bottom of the list (until either manually sorted, or the window was closed and reopened)?
2. I have multiple folders on my computer with pictures and movies of past vacations. Most, if not all, of the pictures are JPEGs, but the movie folders contain a variety of formats (mpg, avi, wmv, etc.). I have these folders set to show thumbnails any time their Explorer window is open. It seems, however, that almost everytime I go into these folders, I have to wait a certain amount of time for the thumbnails to load. Sometimes it's just a second or two; othertimes, it can be as long as 10 seconds. It doesn't seem to matter whether the folder contains 5 files or 50 files.
I recall with XP that the firt time a folder was opened, it might take that long to show the thumbnails, but then any subsequent time, it would load the thumbnails quickly (if I remember correctly, XP would save a file thumbs.db to each folder). Is there anyway to speed up the showing of thumbnails in Vista Explorer windows?