Thanks for the replies. Regarding "sorting". In XP if I rename a file/folder and press return or click off it, the file/folder remains in exactly the same place until I reorder the list myself, by clicking on name, type, size etc. I.e the file stays unsorted until I tell it to sort, which I like
In Win 7 and Linux, as soon as I press return or click off the file, the file will jump to it's sorted location, which can be very annoying if I am renaming or renumbering multiple files and so it is a behaviour I would like to disable if at all possible.
Regarding "full row select", an image probably explains it better than I can write.
In XP, if I renamed the second folder down AAA(1) to ZZZ, it would remain as the second folder down until I resorted, whereas Win 7 and Linux would instantly send it to the bottom of the list of folders.
Neither "feature" is a deal breaker, but it would be nice to get the file manager to behave as I want, rather than change myself to suit it.