Can you hide DVD drives

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gwa000
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Can you hide DVD drives

Postby gwa000 » 13 Mar 2018 00:54

Is it possible to hide DVD drives from a specific pane?

My UI has the standard Tree on the left side. On the right portion I have vertical Dual Panes.

On the top pane I have a tab for each hard drive (both internal and external drives). I use this pane for bouncing around between the different hard drives.

On the bottom pane I have two tabs both of which are at the top level of the computer (i.e. a list of all of the drives present). I use this if I want to have different folders open for the same drive.

Since the bottom pane is at the top level it lists all of the hard drives as well as the 3 DVD drivespresent. This consumes real estate which I could use by making the top pane bigger.

Is there a way to hide the DVD drives from the bottom dual pane but at the same time not hide them from the tree on the left?

Thanks!

jupe
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Re: Can you hide DVD drives

Postby jupe » 13 Mar 2018 09:00

AFAIK it is not possible, but what you could do is instead of having the pane location of "This PC" is create a folder that has shortcuts to all your drives in it, leaving out the DVD drives, that way you could just have the drives you wanted contained in it, downsides are that it won't be dynamic (USB drives won't automatically appear in it) and also it won't show the space used bar graph.

gwa000
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Re: Can you hide DVD drives

Postby gwa000 » 13 Mar 2018 20:01

jupe,

thanks!!

that does the trick barring any XYplorer feature to hide DVD drives, that may or may not be present. at least for the one drive i tested it on it appears to do what i want. i'll add the other drives later.

i'll leave the "This PC" tab so i can see the DVD drives as well as the space statistics. but i'll create 2 tabs containing the drive shortcuts and have one of these tabs be the active one. this will enable me to shrink the bottom pane thus giving a slightly expanded view of the top pane.

as far as it won't be dynamic i usually use File Explorer anyway when i plug in a USB thumb drive.

you mentioned a "space used bar graph". i only see space statistics in a few columns. is there a feature to turn on a graph so that the view would display a bar graph similar to File Explorer?

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Re: Can you hide DVD drives

Postby highend » 13 Mar 2018 20:16

you mentioned a "space used bar graph". i only see space statistics in a few columns. is there a feature to turn on a graph so that the view would display a bar graph similar to File Explorer?

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gwa000
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Re: Can you hide DVD drives

Postby gwa000 » 13 Mar 2018 20:31

highend,

Thanks!!


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