Ok, so I have another Windows 7 annoyance. (It is the same annoyance on Windows 2008 R2 SP2 Server too.) Again, I am not trying to bash Windows 7. For ever bad thing I post, there are numerous good things I don’t post. Yes, I am a FreeBSD guy (as if you couldn’t tell) but I am not anti-Mircrosoft as some Linux/Unix/BSD admins are. I am more like a car mechanic that wants a good tool for the job at the right price.
Another Windows 7 annoyance: Right-click options for a folder when it is open from “Libraries”
How to duplicate
I am using TortoiseSVN (because I am a developer and must use a dev repository to commit my code because it is good practice) and it adds options to the right-click menu.
I have a folder under the Documents library that is called “New Folder”. The folder is open and empty, so I should be able to right-click anywhere there is blank space and get some right-click options.
With Tortoise SVN installed I should be able to right-click anywhere there is blank space in the folder and do an SVN Checkout but the option is not there as you can see in the image below:
So in order to get the option to show up, I have to go to the directory without using the “Libraries” interface. Or I can go up a level and right-click on the folder itself (as apposed to having the folder open and right-clicking in blank space). I really am going to be in the folder usually though and going up a directory is annoying. I can browse directly by clicking Computer, or go up a level and right-click on the folder and choose Open folder location and then go into the folder, and it works. Then the option shows up.
So if anyone knows how to fix this, let me know, I will be grateful. I have seen posts on how to remove “Libraries” altogether but I think they are a good idea and really this is the only part of them I don’t like. So I will keep them, I will just be annoyed until Microsoft fixes this or there is a new solution. Maybe Libraries get their right-click options elsewhere and installers will have to add plugins in two places…
oh…sysinternals will show me what happens when I right-click…Ok I am done complaining and am off to test this latest idea that I might be able to add the plugin elsewhere.