KB shortcut for folder views?


  1. Posts : 395
    Windows 10
       #1

    KB shortcut for folder views?


    My searching so far hasn't found one, but does anyone know of hotkeys (or any quick keystroke sequence) that will arrange an already open browse window (Open, Save As, etc) in a particular view (List, Detail, etc)?

    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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  2. Posts : 35,557
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Hi, does CTRL+SHIFT+1,2,3,4.. work for you?

    Note that not all open/save windows are 'standard'. They may look familiar but be particular to a specific program.

    Keyboard Shortcuts To Change File Explorer View In Windows 10

    Google search string:
    keyboard shortcut to change explorer view

    -and there is at least one thread here mentioning this.
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  3. Posts : 395
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    @dalchina,

    Thanks. For folders here it's Ctrl + Alt + 1,2,3,4,5,6 that works for me. Not Ctrl + Shift +

    That's handy and something I didn't know, thank you. But of course it's browse window shortcuts that I'm looking for. Not very optimistic, especially because of the inconsistency you mention.

    I reckon my subject header should have made that explicit, sorry.

    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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  4. Posts : 61,917
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    In addition:

    Change Folder View Layout in Windows 10

    They work in the File Explorer browse type windows as well.
    Last edited by Brink; 18 Sep 2019 at 10:04.
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  5. Posts : 35,557
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #5

    Both CTRL SHIFT and CTLR ALT work for me in file explorer.

    But of course it's browse window shortcuts that I'm looking for. Not very optimistic, especially because of the inconsistency you mention.
    Random example:
    Textmaker (approx equiv. to MS Word).

    File, Open

    In the Open dialogue, CTRL + ALT + 1,2,3... works, but not CTRL + SHIFT.

    Also its background isn't coloured, as are all the ones on my PC related to file explorer, so I guess it's a custom one in some way, particular to that Office suite.

    Whereas 7-zip's window responds to CTRL + SHIFT 1,2,3..in this way, but CTRL + ALT 1,2,3 do something different.
    Last edited by dalchina; 18 Sep 2019 at 10:52.
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  6. Posts : 395
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Brink said:
    In addition:

    Change Folder View Layout in Windows 10

    They work in the File Explorer browse type windows as well.
    Thanks Brink. That's worked with maybe 50% of the apps I've tried in Open dialogs, so it's going to be handy. Here it's Ctrl+Alt. Can't get results with Ctrl+Shift.

    Thanks both, appreciate the fast responses.
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  7. Posts : 61,917
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #7

    Glad we could help some.
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