Clover Reviews

about Clover · ·

This app is safe, very helpful, and the author still actively maintains it. (as of 8/2017) Chrome-style tabs and bookmarks in Explorer should just be a built-in option I think. Were I Microsoft, I would buy the idea, give him credit, and drop a native implementation into Explorer. It's a great concept and has helped millions to enjoy their OS tools more. Anti-malware software with heuristics engines look for suspicious behaviour in applications. This one attempts to intercept the user's intent to launch the Windows Explorer Shell and wraps the interface in one of its own. It doesn't get much more suspect than that, so naturally sever scanners report a false positive. The author may not have asked to be reviewed for placement on their whitelists.

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about Clover · ·

IIRC the last version that worked that didn't have the bullsh*tware added in, was 3.0.46
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However, if you install that version, block it from internet access in case it updates..if it updates, uninstall/delete it.

It crashes often, someone could make decent money from $5 microtransactions if they made a verison of this that was STABLE and wouldn't turn into unethical bullshit like CLOVER has been trying to do to its' uses. SPY/Mal/Ware is a nice way to put it.

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broke cut copy and paste

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I used this for quite a while on windows 7 and it worked good. Until one day I couldn't paste files anymore. I had the option to cut and copy, but the paste option was greyed out. This is a big issue since I record TV using Windows Media Center. I move these files sometimes, but without the Paste function I couldn't move them not Even to USB drive.

[Edited by joseolivas, June 11]

[Edited by joseolivas, June 11]

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No Pin Tab & Remember Tabs When Re-open?

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The " Newest ( 3.2.3.0.12011 _ 02.12.16 ) " : Doesn't Have " Pin Tab " & " Remember Tabs When Re-open " _ Function ? ( Down & Sad )

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Works fine now!

about Clover · ·

Great, fave extension software ever!

To resolve issues on Windows 8/8.1/Blue[ copy-paste from reddit, comment by ]:

In Explorer window go to View -> Options;
In opened Folder Options window go to View tab, scroll down to "Launch folder windows in a separate process" and make sure it's UNCHECKED.

Additionally right click exe and disable DPI scaling if the above doesn't solve it all.

That' it- clover should be running and kicking again!

Good Luck!

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Inoperable on Windows 10

about Clover and QTTabBar · ·

On Windows 8.1 worked pretty well with some minor bugs, but on Windows 10 it's much worse. There are random crashes and lags during copying or entering the folders. Much better choice is QTTabBar that works flawlessly.

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Works well and is easy to use, but does not support DPI scaling

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I tried clover on my surface pro, while it works fine it does not support DPI scaling so the explorer window looks very fuzzy and is hard to read

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Good Stuff

about Clover and QTTabBar · ·

I used QTTabBar for over a year before finding out about Clover. While Clover lacks the features of QTTabBar, its simplicity and ease of use won me over.

The middle-mouse-button opens a folder into a new tab, and using the same button on an open tab closes it, similar to modern web browsers these days like Firefox and Chrome.

It also includes a Bookmarks Bar at the top for click+dragging folders into it and storing them for quick access, although I don't need this feature since I use Windows 7's left sidebar to store favorites.

It has crashed a few times after my computer wakes up from Sleep/Hibernation, but only twice, so it's not a significant issue. I still love the program and I intend to stick with it for as long as it lasts.

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