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Old 06-20-2005, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Another thread just made me think of this: How come when explorer (the shell) crashes, the desktop background is still visible? And why do the alternate shells still use expolorer-like windows? Aren't theose handled by the shell as well?
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Old 06-20-2005, 09:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure about the background question, but as far as using Explorer for file browsing, that is due to the windows explorer being a program in itself that lists the file directories in a visual format.

So the reason it still uses the windows explorer as a file browser is due to that being the default file browser.

You can definatelly use a different file browser rather than windows explorer.
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