In the OS X Finder there is a sidebar in each window listing commonly-used folders like Documents, Downloads, etc. It’s possible to open one of these folders in a new window by clicking on it while holding down the Command key.

Windows Explorer also shows a sidebar like this. Is there a faster way to open one of the sidebar items in a new window than right-clicking on it and selecting “Open in a new window”?

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If using a Windows File Explorer add-on like Clover (, to open one of the sidebar links in a new window (or tab in this case) just scroll-click on the item.

There seems to be none defined from Microsoft (

Another alternative could be to create a script using AutoHotkey of which I'm unsure if it's even possible for this scenario.

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