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 Explorer window, it opens up my default web browser (Firefox) and tries to open the last downloaded file.

How do I get Create New Folder functionality back?

Notes: Windows 7, Firefox is default browser. Keyboard is MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000.

  • works fine for me, but then, i don't use Firefox (wouldn't put hijacking of default OS hotkeys past the folks who want to "scorch the unbelievers to the earth". :)
    – Molly7244
    Dec 1, 2009 at 19:10
  • Works fine for me, and I do use Firefox as my default browser. Do you have something like AutoHotKey capturing the shortcut? Dec 1, 2009 at 19:17

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I thought it might have something to do with the Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 drivers.

I finally figured out that it was a Clipboard management tool, called ClipX, when I noticed that it always tried to navigate to whatever word I had recently cut/copied.

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