No way of having a shortcut to open a selected folder in a new window?

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  1. Posts : 1,359
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       #11

    You said you wanted a shortcut to open a new File explorer window but you now seem to saying that you merely want a method of opening additional windows while you are already browsing around File explorer. Please clarify.

    Denis


    Try3 said: View Post
    Make your shortcut in the normal way then add C:\Windows\explorer.exe {followed by a space} to its Properties, Target field. For example,
    C:\Windows\explorer.exe E:\

    Using such a shortcut, the target will open in a new window.

    Denis
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  2.    #12

    @Try3 I think the terminology here is a little confusing:
    What I'd like is just to assign a shortcut (keyboard or keyboard + mouse) to the very "Open in a new window" command.
    In this sentence, 'shortcut' is used in place of a hotkey combo. That is, the focus is the means of invocation, rather than creating a .lnk (which could be assigned a hotkey of course!).

    We'll see.
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  3.    #13

    I apologize for any misunderstanding.
    By saying "I need to open a selected folder in a separate window" I took it for granted to be already inside Windows Explorer (how could I select a folder otherwise?).

    When I wrote "what I'd like is just to assign a shortcut (keyboard or keyboard + mouse)..." I used the term "shortcut" thinking of "keyboard shortcut", the phrase that the Windows documentation uses to explain, for example, the various common... shortcuts for many commands (CTRL+X, CTRL+C, CTRL+V and so on). Thinking about possible misunderstandings (always possible, in topics like this) I added the parenthesis "(keyboard or keyboard + mouse)", which I hoped was enough to clarify. Maybe I should have written also hotkey, hotkey combo or something like that.
    If you add, on top of all this, the fact that English is not my mother tongue ... :]
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  4.    #14

    Thanks, no apology needed but appreciated... would middle click on a folder to open a new file explorer window at that folder work for you? (my post previously).
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  5.    #15

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, if you install Qttabbar (by Quizo) -free- you can configure it so that ...

    I thank you for your suggestion, which came also from other forum users.
    I'm aware that some additional resident utilities could provide such a function (and many more), but I like to keep my OS as light and "clean" as possible, with as few "installed" and "always running" programs as possible.
    That's one of the main reasons why, by the way, I make large use of "portable" programs and virtual machines.

    Sadly, the "middle click" does not seem to work on my system.
    Which does not surprise me, actually, since I did not install the mentioned utility. :]
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  6.    #16

    Thank you for redefining your requirement. For what it's worth, Qttabbar consumes no resources inasmuch as no process is running. But it is installed, so is unacceptable. (By the way, no one else suggested the middle click option that I can see).
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  7.    #17

    dalchina said: View Post
    ... By the way, no one else suggested the middle click option that I can see.

    Well, if I'm not mistaken you wrote:

    "if you install ... you can configure it so that (e.g.) middle click on a folder opens it in a new window".

    Which made me think that the suggestion focused on the installation of the utility, as an essential requirement to use that middle click. Which, in fact, does not work on my system, where the utility is not installed. :]
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  8.    #18

    dalchina said: View Post
    ......no one else suggested the middle click option that I can see).
    I wanted to!!!

    Harmand said: View Post
    Well, if I'm not mistaken you wrote:

    "if you install ... you can configure it so that (e.g.) middle click on a folder opens it in a new window".

    Which made me think that the suggestion focused on the installation of the utility, as an essential requirement to use that middle click. Which, in fact, does not work on my system, where the utility is not installed. :]
    Do you have a highly configurable mouse? You could assign the key/mouse stroke to it...

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       #19

    Middle click does nothing
    for me either, but right-click>Open in New Window does it.

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  10. Callender's Avatar
    Posts : 1,190
    Windows 10 Home 1809 32-bit
       #20

    As per this post:

    No way of having a shortcut to open a selected folder in a new window? - Windows 10 Forums

    "Open current folder in a new window" user defined key combination shortcut actually opens the selected folder (highlight folder in list) in a new window.

    Also: I don't know if you have 7-zip installed but if you do have it run 7zFM.exe (right click - run as administrator) and use it as a file manager. For any highlighted folder press [Shift+Enter] to open in a new explorer window.

    https://sevenzip.osdn.jp/chm/fm/menu.htm
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