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Shortcut for creating xlsx files

alt+f+w+f is a great command for creating a folder inside explorer. alt+f+w+t is a great command for creating a plain text file inside explorer. I'd like it to be just as easy to create an ...
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0answers
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windows explorer in win 8 move from address bar to the folders pane using the keyboard

I know that I can move to the address bar in windows explorer using the Alt+D\F4 shortcuts but how do I get back to the file list (not necessarily from the address bar) using the keyboard? I know I ...
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1answer
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Why does Windows Explorer highlight only second entry?

Why does Windows Explorer highlight the second but never the first entry if I use the keyboard for navigation? Example: let's look at a folder that contains the following entries a1 a2 a3 b1 b2 ...
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1answer
57 views

Win Explorer shortcut to expand folder in navigation pane

Is there a shortcut ( or a setting ) to expand the navigation pane folders to the currently open folder in the right pane ? I seem to recall Win2K and maybe XP era explorer did that automatically, but ...
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0answers
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Windows 7 keyboard shortcut to open while closing explorer window

I traverse windows explorer mostly through the keyboard and can open the current file by just pressing return. That leaves the windows explorer window open which leads to clutter. My current ...
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1answer
20 views

Keyboard shortcut to resize Navigator / Organize panel in Explorer

Is there a keyboard shortcut to resize the Navigator/ Organize panel in Windows Explorer?
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2answers
81 views

Button or Shortcut in for Windows Explorer to quickly hide/show the navigation pane [duplicate]

For Windows 7/8/2008/2012 and above... How can i create a button or shortcut in for Windows Explorer to quickly hide or show the navigation pane... With the Preview Pane we can use the keyboard ...
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2answers
74 views

Windows Explorer to open folder then next folder again (Enter not working)

I just realized that this annoying bug bothers me for years. Example: I hit Windows+E to open the Explorer and want to hit Enter again to choose the first item C:. The problem is that C: is not ...
3
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1answer
89 views

List of all shorcut keys used by windows explorer?

I'm using Flash and everytime I press CTRL + ALT + S combination, an old software I have installed tries to open. I think that there are a windows shorcut with a keyboard shorcut assigned to CTRL + ...
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2answers
744 views

Change Properties accelerator in windows 8 context menu

In windows 7, when you right click a file and press r it open's the file's properties window. With my new windows 8 (en-GB) install, the keyboard accelerator has changed to o. This is inconvenient ...
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2answers
206 views

Keyboard focus on first file in Windows explorer?

When i open windows explorer, I usually navigate it with keyboard most of the time. My biggest annoyance is when I open a folder, and in it I want to open the first folder or file in the list. For ...
0
votes
1answer
751 views

Change “Send to” or “Rotate counterclockwise” accelerator key in Win 7 Explorer context menu

In my English Windows 7's windows explorer, I can right-click a file and press N to open the Send to submenu, unless it's an image file, in which case it toggles between Send to and Rotate ...
3
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2answers
1k views

Is there a Windows 7 shortcut to open Windows Explorer showing the Desktop?

Is there a Windows 7 shortcut to open Windows Explorer showing the Desktop? I know that WinD goes to Desktop, but I want to see it in the Windows Explorer. I also know that WinE opens the Windows ...
3
votes
1answer
138 views

How to make Windows Explorer release focus on a file without the mouse?

I always try to use my computer without touching the mouse and keep both hands on the keyboard at all time. It really boosts my productivity because I do not need to move my hand over to the mouse for ...
0
votes
4answers
749 views

Disable Total Commander Open Folder Window In Explorer

Sometimes, Total Commander opens some folders in Explorer. I don't know the reason, it might be due to some bug in my own autohotkey definitions. Anyway, how can I disable Total Commander to open ...
5
votes
1answer
308 views

Windows7: Changing Backshift Shortcut in Explorer back to upwards?

In XP i used backshift for going one folder upwards. In Win7 they changed that to Alt+ArrowUp and backshift means now go back in folder history. Is there some way to use good old backshift for going ...
6
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2answers
2k views

Do user-specified shortcut keys for Windows only work on certain directories?

I am trying to mute my computer's speakers by pressing a shortcut key. My keyboard doesn't have a button for 'Mute' or any other extra multimedia buttons. With my keyboard, I mute my computer by ...
3
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2answers
3k views

shortcuts run “Maximized” and run “Minimized” don't work?

I've right click -> properties a shortcut icon and i set it to run "Maximized" instead of run "Normal" However, when i run the shortcut (chrome shortcut) it still opens chrome as "normal" and not ...
3
votes
2answers
398 views

Shortcut to open “pinned programs” in Windows?

when I hit the Start button, it will show me a couple of pinned programs: So, basically, is there a fast shortcut key that I can use to open Chrome?
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3answers
2k views

Disable Ctrl+Z shortcut or clear undo history in Windows Explorer?

Is there any way to disable the CTRL+Z (Undo) shortcut in Windows Explorer? Alternatively, is there a way to have Windows Explorer "forget" its undo history? The reason I ask is that you may have ...
6
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2answers
3k views

Win + E keyboard shortcut stopped working

I've managed to mess up my Win + E shortcut, such that it gives me the following error message: Is there any way to manually restore this shortcut? I'm running Windows 7
3
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1answer
2k views

Shortcut key for “Open file location” in Windows 7

I'm new to Windows (former Mac user) and using Windows 7 for about two months now. I almost exclusively use the taskbar to navigate to files (i.e., I press the Win/meta key and start typing... my ...
2
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1answer
369 views

Is there a way to revert Windows 7/Vista F2 keypress behavior to XP's? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Select full file name when renaming on Windows 7 I am referring to the Windows 7 F2 keypress behavior that occurs when the focus is set to a file in Windows Explorer. I ...
4
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3answers
2k views

Favorites keyboard shortcuts for Explorer in Windows 7 [closed]

In Windows XP, I had several folder saved as favorites in Windows Explorer, and could do Alt+A, 'letter' to quickly navigate to a favorite starting with 'letter' (for example, with a favorite named ...
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5answers
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Keyboard shortcut for the Windows Explorer address bar

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Windows Explorer (Windows 7), to put the cursor into the address bar (where the current path is shown)?
6
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4answers
8k views

How to change windows explorer view by keyboard?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to switch to a specific view in windows 7 explorer, e.g. "details", "list", "large icons" etc? Or do I have to use the mouse to change the view via dropdown menu "Change ...
17
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4answers
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What is the keyboard shortcut to enter address bar of Windows Explorer in the German version of Windows 7?

I open Windows Explorer mostly by using the Win+E shortcut. I want to enter the folder directly after Windows-Explorer opened but for that I have to use the mouse, click to the address bar and then I ...
8
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2answers
14k views

Keystroke to open a new window in Windows 7 Explorer?

I'm a bit late to the Windows 7 party, and having just installed it yesterday, I'm already sorely missing an XP feature. In explorer, I used to be able to click the toolbar Up button with Ctrl held ...
4
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3answers
116 views

How can I move windows in Windows with keyboard?

I recently started using Linux and was floored by the ease with which windows can be moved and resized with simple keyboard combinations using Compiz. If I want to move a terminal to top-right of the ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Shortcut to make something readonly/not readonly

Is there a windows (explorer) shortcut or non-mouse oriented command to make a toggle a given file's read only status?
13
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6answers
15k views

Is there a keyboard shortcut to “unselect” in Windows Explorer?

If I've got a file (or files) selected in Windows Explorer, the only way I've found to "unselect" them is click with the mouse on some empty space. I thought Esc would do this, but it doesn't. Also ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows 7 New Folder shortcut doesn't work, opens browser/Firefox

I was so excited to hear that Windows 7 Explorer now has a hotkey to create a new folder (ctrl+shift+N), but I tried it on my machine, and it doesn't work!! If I press ctrl+shift+N in a Windows ...
21
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12answers
12k views

Keyboard shortcut to hide/show Explorer navigation

Does Windows Explorer in Windows 7 have a keyboard shortcut that hides or shows the navigation pane? It's pretty annoying each time to click Organize|Layout|Navigation pane...
4
votes
3answers
4k views

How to get list of defined shortcut keys in the Start menu?

How can I find out which keyboard shortcuts are defined inside the Start menu? And what shortcuts they are assigned to? Platform: Windows XP SP2 64 bit. Example: I open my main Visual Studio ...
8
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4answers
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Keyboard shortcut for creating a new folder or file? (Windows)

Does anybody know if there's a keyboard shortcut equivilant to the right click -> New context menu in explorer? Given that I suspect that there isn't, does anybody know of an explorer extension that ...