Windows 10: Shift click in navigation pane....? Solved

  1.    10 Dec 2017 #1

    Shift click in navigation pane....?


    Is there seriously no way to shift-click folders in the navigation pane and open a new window...?

    Is it just me or does Windows 10 have a more 'dumb' explorer? It somehow manages to end up having less power and functionality, even though we have so many new tabs. Which you can't even slide other folders into- they're just menu options.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       10 Dec 2017 #2

    Question Asker said: View Post
    Is there seriously no way to shift-click folders in the navigation pane and open a new window...?
    Right-click on a folder in the navigation pane in File Explorer and select 'Open in new window'.
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  3.    10 Dec 2017 #3

    I know you can do that, but is there a more convenient way than that?

    I'm at a loss to understand why shift click does not do anything special.
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    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       11 Dec 2017 #4

    It's control to open in a new window, just hold control and double click the folder you want to open, but the navigation pane is not able to use this feature.
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  5.    11 Dec 2017 #5

    Open them from Taskbar Jump Lists.

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  6.    11 Dec 2017 #6

    Thanks, but I actually hate the taskbar pins. They feel really clumsy, probably not helped by the fact that WX deliberately slows the fade-in
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  7.    12 Dec 2017 #7

    Question Asker said: View Post
    Thanks, but I actually hate the taskbar pins. They feel really clumsy, probably not helped by the fact that WX deliberately slows the fade-in
    I don't always like to push 3rd party software, but, this one is indispensable:

    QTTabBar Tabbed Explorer and more!

    Middle-click in navigation pane opens selection in a new window.

    (providing you are able to simulate a 3 finger middle-click on your trackpad)

    (Just a suggestion)

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  •    13 Dec 2017 #8

    Thanks that's really neat.
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