Any time I open a lister, the left side border is improperly aligned. The first level folders are not just too close to the edge, in fact, half of the arrow or folder icon is off the page. I cannot seem to find any way to add a bit to the left margin. Please help.
That is how tree controls work in Windows, by default.
You can change it via Preferences / Folder Tree / Options / Horizontal scrolling style.