I don't know, why this happens, but when I want to create a new folder (Win 7), I press Ctrl + Shift + N. It used to work before, but now, the shortcut seems to have been overridden. It launches the default browser with the text on the clipboard as the url. How do I fix this?

EDIT: Fixed it. I noticed that ClipX was assigning a hotkey.


I had the exact same problem. Ctrl+Shift+N should create a new folder, but instead was opening a browser and pasting the clipboard. I realized it was being used by ClipX for navigtation. ClipX is a clipboard history application. You can right-click the ClipX icon in the tray and choose Configure. In the resulting window you can change that shortcut key association.

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    This fixed my and the OA's problem. It should be voted as the correct answer. – Mateng Oct 22 '12 at 13:16
  • And the magic of internet happen. That was it for me, thank you, drove me mad ^^ – johan d Jun 16 '18 at 15:41

Use ActiveHotkeys application , which will show you the current active hotkeys.


Check to ensure you don't have any software installed that may be overriding the hotkey, such as AutoHotkey.


"control + shift + N" is system hotkey for opening 'Notepad'. This changes were made to my windows 10 somehow. Remove this hotkey using any hotkey application. This will release the shortcut to be used inside chrome.

  • This question had already an accepted answer – yass Apr 24 '17 at 18:53
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    CTRL-SHIFT-N is not a default hotkey configuration in Windows. It may have been configured on your computer, but it is not a default configuration. In other words, this may be useful information, but not in this context or as an answer to this question. – music2myear Apr 24 '17 at 18:58

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