An annoying thing that occured to me when starting work with Vista was the small default size of the windows explorer. Unfortunately, saving the folder settings and applying them to all folders via the folder settings dialog had no effect. Not even as administrator.
Finally, I found the trick:
- Open an explorer with your preferred method (start menu, [Windows]+E, anything else?)
- Resize the window to the desired initial size.
- Close the window while pressing the shift key.
The next time you open the explorer, it should have the size of your choice.