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  1.    10 Jul 2016 #1
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    How to open new folder but keep the existing one open?


    Now in my third week with Windows 10 after 15 years using XP. After much googling and several posts in various newgroups and forums I still have no answer to the subject question.

    In XP, if you wanted to open a new folder (e.g. move up to the next one in the tree) you simply held either the shift or control key while clicking the appropriate link, or up arrow. I can't believe such a frequently used task can no longer be perfomed?

    (I know about the different feature, Open in new window.)

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  2.    10 Jul 2016 #2
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    Maribor, Slovenia
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    Control and doubleclick still works for me! But clicking in the folder window, not tree.
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  3.    10 Jul 2016 #3
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    Windows 7 allows one to open any new folder in its own window; similar to setting browser to open a new web page in a separate browser window [and not as a tab in the same browser window]. I don't know how to do that in Windows 10.
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  4.    10 Jul 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreTen View Post
    Control and doubleclick still works for me! But clicking in the folder window, not tree.
    Thanks, a partial solution.

    I was plainly doing something wrong when trying to open a folder within the currently open one. Now, <Ctrl + d-click> works fine.

    But my most-used operation is to go UP the tree by clicking the Up Arrow. In XP I could do that while holding Ctrl, to keep the current window open too. Surely that must somehow be possible in Win 10?

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    Last edited by Terrypin; 10 Jul 2016 at 09:05.
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  5.    10 Jul 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    Windows 7 allows one to open any new folder in its own window; similar to setting browser to open a new web page in a separate browser window [and not as a tab in the same browser window]. I don't know how to do that in Windows 10.
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  6.    10 Jul 2016 #6
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    Windows 10 Pro,

    Quote Originally Posted by AndreTen View Post
    Control and doubleclick still works for me! But clicking in the folder window, not tree.


    For me it is the SHIFT key then single click the ENTER button, the same since Windows 8.
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  7.    10 Jul 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    For me it is the SHIFT key then single click the ENTER button, the same since Windows 8.
    Where is the ENTER button (to click on?)

    Edit: here are all Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts (MS site)
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  8.    10 Jul 2016 #8
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    You can also 'wheel click' (or 'middle click') Explorer on the Taskbar to open a new instance of File Explorer.
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  9.    10 Jul 2016 #9
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    I have two on my keyboard, one is at the very, very far right hand bottom of the keyboard (marked enter) and one is by the qwerty section, next to the comma key. It is also marked enter.
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  10.    10 Jul 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    You can also 'wheel click' (or 'middle click') Explorer on the Taskbar to open a new instance of File Explorer.


    That worked too. Thanks.
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