I am too lazy to post the whole thing here, but there are 3 ways to make the icons 32px with labels below.
One way works only when themes used (modification of theme), two others work in Classic theme as well. One of them (Desktop mode) uses registry change+AHK, the other is purely AHK The desktop mode method is based on assigning 43000024 value to FFLAGS parameter of each folder.
Glad you got around to posting this. My preferred method is the AHK one. But If I'm not mistaken, you should be able to get the AHK for desktop mode to work with those special folders, if the problem is that they aren't using SysListView32.
Take a look at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes as a reference to all the different folder types, and then add missing ones to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders. I could be wrong, but I think that has potential to work. If that's not the problem, then I don't know.
But even if that's the issue, I'd still prefer the AHK method, mainly because of the other reasons you mentioned with the desktop mode method. I just wish there was an easy way to set icons to 32x32px the same way you would with Small Icons, Medium Icons, etc.
I think it'd be nice to have a DLL injection method that would make 31x31px icons the maximum size for labels to be on the right (and likewise, make 32x32px icons be the minimum size for the labels to be on the bottom). But even if I knew how to create something like that, I can't seem to find any sort of documentation on how icon sizing works in Windows Vista and newer.
No, one cannot make it work with exactly all folders, I have tried it with the "auto-arrange" feature. The only way to have desktop mode for exactly all folders (as opposed to nearly all) is to modify the app Folder Options X (the source code is available, but I was unable to compile).
Saint Jimmy: hayafumi Not quite, as you'd end up having to replace many a component to get it to function (Explorer is fairly deeply ingrained in Windows's internals), at which point you may as well install 2000 and call it a day.
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powerplayer: Hayafumi xwinshell kinda works nice if you use it to browse files
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meow: I have made a tutorial on how to get centered title text in windows 7! It’s in the visual styles section.
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meow: sihost.exe is garbage.
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