When I press Ctrl+T to open a new tab in Cmder, I want the new tab to open in the same directory as the old tab (the tab that I was in, when I hit Ctrl+T).

This will avoid a lot of cd commands in the new tab, to get to the same working directory as the old tab.


As explained by @Maximus here and also in another question, a nice way to do this is to bind


to a GuiMacro hotkey.

In cmder/ConEmu, go to Settings|Keys&Macro. Then click the Macros radio button on the top right and then add a new macro for Shell("new_console:I") and bind it to whatever key combination (hotkey) you want.

Add New Macro with HotKey

So in my case (see screenshot above) pressing Win+Ctrl+d creates a new tab in the same directory as the current tab (i.e. duplicates the current tab). Have been searching for how to do this for ages, so I thought it was worth an answer instead of just a comment.

And yes, I can confirm that this works perfectly fine in cmder (tested in v1.2), as cmder uses ConEmu under the hood.

Thanks to @Maximus.

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    new_console:I doesn't open in the same path for me. ConEmu 151115 [64] – rofrol Dec 25 '15 at 0:28
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    Just what I needed. – Alex Booker Jan 10 '16 at 16:15
  • @rofrol Check superuser.com/a/942854/216090 for how to open the new tab in the same path as current tab. – nachtigall Aug 16 '16 at 12:06
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    new_console:I does work for me in ConEmu – jiminikiz Jan 24 '17 at 15:51

In ConEmu you can call "Duplicate root" from TabMenu and you may choose any desired hotkey on the Keys & Macro Settings page.

BTW, you may split (to right/bottom) your active tab.

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  • Can you please explain how this is used?  Can it be mapped to a shortcut key? — the OP is explicitly trying to reduce tedious typing.  Do you know whether this works in Cmder? – G-Man Says 'Reinstate Monica' May 9 '15 at 19:38
  • cmder IS ConEmu. OP may set up any desired hotkey to this action. – Maximus May 9 '15 at 22:20
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    How I can call "Duplicate root", what is that? Can you be a little more details for a poor Cmder mortal ;) – user193540 May 9 '15 at 23:47
  • Some more details and links. – Maximus May 10 '15 at 18:05
  • this worked for me superuser.com/a/935109/64577 – rofrol Jul 31 '15 at 17:15

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