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Browser help - bookmarks don't expand
#392645 05/03/13 07:26 PM
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I'm a bit frustrated. I use Chrome as my main browser in Windows 7 and I have organized my bookmarks by nesting folders in folders for years. When I left click on a folder ad move the cursor down to one of the nested folders, it automatically expands. For a couple of months, this auto expansion has not functioned and I must click on the nested folder to open it. Some are 3-4 levels deep.

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This is happening ONLY on my desktop computer (the two laptops in the house automatically expand the nested bookmarks).
When I first got the desktop last September, the auto expansion function worked perfectly.
It is happening in Chrome, IE 10 (my alternate) and Firefox (downloaded two weeks ago to test this).
I disabled all of the extensions/add-ons in each browser, rebooted and they still don't function.
Uninstalled and reinstalled the browsers, auto expand still doesn't work.

I’m not sure when the phenomenon started; maybe two months ago and I don’t know what I possibly may have done to trigger it. Looks to me like a problem with the desktop computer. Also looks like a setting since it affects all of the browsers.

I have googled quite a bit, but haven’t gotten any results.

Not life threatening, but really annoying.

Any ideas/solutions?

Re: Browser help - bookmarks don't expand
Ray3 #392704 05/04/13 03:39 PM
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After you uninstall try deleting this folder before you reinstall:

C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome

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INANE #392710 05/04/13 05:05 PM
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Thanks Ben, but no joy.

As I mentioned in my OP, this affects all three browsers.

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Ray3 #392713 05/04/13 06:21 PM
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Ray, I'd say it's some setting in Windows 7. I found the following page, which tells you how to disable automatic expansion of submenus. Just follow the steps and you'll probably see that option disabled on your computer.

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/27257-windows-7-disable-the-automatic-submenu-expansion-option


I can explain it to you but I can't understand it for you.
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Ray3 #392771 05/06/13 12:02 PM
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Your not automatically expanding anymore?
I think they have a pill for that.


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pmbuko #392792 05/06/13 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Ray, I'd say it's some setting in Windows 7. I found the following page, which tells you how to disable automatic expansion of submenus. Just follow the steps and you'll probably see that option disabled on your computer.

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/27257-windows-7-disable-the-automatic-submenu-expansion-option


Thanks Pete, but no change.

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Murph #392793 05/06/13 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: Murph
Your not automatically expanding anymore?
I think they have a pill for that.


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