The Legacy of Web View

Windows XP included Microsoft's WebView technology that attempted to make your local content integrate as seamlessly as possible with Internet-based content. This integration was designed to offer the benefits of more information displayed within the interface by default and quick access to common activities.

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The chapters in Part IV, "Windows 7 and the Internet," cover the ins and outs of getting connected, browsing the Web, using search engines, creating and serving web pages, and using email, newsgroups, and so forth. However, what's relevant here is how the Windows 7 WebView affects how you work with files and folders.

Microsoft ended WebView with Windows XP, but many features of WebView were integrated into Windows Explorer and the Computer folder in Windows Explorer in Vista, and these features have been improved and refined in Windows 7.

Figure 5.5 shows Windows Explorer in WebView, which is the standard view. Classic view, which was an option in Windows Vista and enabled you to use a Windows 2000-like interface, no longer exists in Windows 7. WebView gives you access to some common tasks related to files and folders in the toolbar above the Navigation and Content panes. The Details pane at the bottom of the window displays basic information about a selected item, such as

• The selected item's name and type (such as document, folder, application, library, and so on)

• The date on which it was most recently modified

• Its size and other item-specific information

Access common files and folders tasks here.

Figure 5.5

Windows Explorer in WebView (standard view).

Access common files and folders tasks here.

Figure 5.5

Windows Explorer in WebView (standard view).

Details about the selected item appear here.

Much of this information also appears in a ToolTip when the mouse cursor is placed over an object, as shown in Figure 5.5.

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