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Windows Vista® Inside Out Deluxe Edition by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Navigating in Windows Explorer

Navigating in Windows Explorer is easier than it used to be, thanks to two innovations in Windows Vista: the breadcrumb trail and Favorite Links.

Navigating with the Breadcrumb Trail

As mentioned, Windows Explorer no longer displays conventional folder path specifications by default in the Address bar. The path is still there (although if it’s long, it might be truncated on the left), but instead of using backslashes to separate folder names, Windows Explorer uses small arrows:

Navigating with the Breadcrumb Trail

More importantly, every element in the Address bar—every folder name and each arrow—is not an inert piece of text but an active control. Thus, ...

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