Re: File Grouping

Mauricio Molina

Hi Victor,


To be clear, are you attempting to apply the view to all folders while still in the folder with the issue and not from the Control Panel?


For example, after performing the steps outlined earlier in let’s say the Downloads folder:


  1. press Alt+F
  2.  Down arrow to “Options” and press Enter.
  3. Press Control+Tab to move to the View page.
  4. Upon moving to the View page you will be given the option to apply the view to all folders of the same type, press Spacebar.
  5. Tab to OK and activate.
  6. Finished.

I apologize if these are in fact the steps you tried. This is what I had to do to make the setting stick.


Good luck.




From: <> On Behalf Of Victor Gouveia
Sent: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: [jaws-users] File Grouping


Hi Mike,


Thanks for this, it helped, byt only temporarily.  When I go to aply to all folders, it reverts back to the grouped items and changes the sort order to date accessed.


Any idea what’s going on?




From: Mike B

Sent: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 2:00 PM

Subject: Re: [jaws-users] File Grouping


Hi Victor,


This is because you need to change the, Group By, setting to, None, in the view menu.  While in a folder, let's use the Downloads folder as an example.  Press, Control + spacebar, so Jaws reports, not selected.  Open the context menu with the Applications key or Shift + F10.  Press enter on the, View submenu, choose what you want, list , details or... and press enter.  Open the context menu and open the, Sort By submenu, and press enter on your choice.  Now open the context menu and open the, Group By submenu, find, None, and press enter.

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.  Go dodgers!
If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished!

----- Original Message -----

From: Victor Gouveia

Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 10:49 AM

Subject: [jaws-users] File Grouping


Hi Folks,


I just updated to Windows 10 version 1903, and my files seem to be grouped by date, or at least, the last time I accessed them.


The go by today, last week, last month and so on.


Can I shut this off, and if so, how?


I’ve looked through the view menu and it seems like everything is set like before the update, but I still can’t get it to look right.


Does anyone have any ideas?



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