Folder view layout Shortcut keys - not acting as it should

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  1.    12 Sep 2017 #1

    Folder view layout Shortcut keys - not acting as it should


    Hi all

    I learned that there is key shortcuts to control the view of a folder
    moving from win 7 to 10 i tried using the it but it's not working and when it is it works weird

    large thumbnails = Ctrl + shift + 2 - NOT WORKING
    Sometimes Ctrl + shift + 6 show large thumbnails and Ctrl + shift + 4 show Details view

    i tired it in safemode and it acts the same

    does anyone familiar with that could it be a keyboard driver ?

    Thanks
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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       12 Sep 2017 #2

    The only keyboard shortcuts I am aware of are listed here, I don't see the ones you are trying to use.

    Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10
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  3.    12 Sep 2017 #3

    Welcome


    Welcome to the forum :)

    Here is the list of keyboard shortcuts, as you can see 5, 6, 7, 8 no longer work on the Desktop from Windows 10 version 1703 and although you are looking at folder view that might be where your problem comes from. I still have version 1607 and all folder shortcuts work ok,

    Change Folder View Layout in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials

    Good luck :)
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       12 Sep 2017 #4

    FrillyBits said: View Post
    Here is the list of keyboard shortcuts ... I still have version 1607 and all folder shortcuts work ok,

    Change Folder View Layout in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    I have 1703 os build 15063.608 and NONE of the Ctrl+Shift folder view shortcuts shown in Option Six work. They do however work as intended with Ctrl+Alt+<1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8>

    I wonder when/why MS changed it? Looks like @Brink may need to update that tutorial.

    edit: it has to be the left Alt key
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  5.    19 Sep 2017 #5

    Bree said: View Post
    I have 1703 os build 15063.608 and NONE of the Ctrl+Shift folder view shortcuts shown in Option Six work. They do however work as intended with Ctrl+Alt+<1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8>

    I wonder when/why MS changed it? Looks like @Brink may need to update that tutorial.

    edit: it has to be the left Alt key
    Thank you!!!
    you are right however when hovering the item in the bottom right corner it shows a tooltip saying (Ctrl+Shift+6)
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       19 Sep 2017 #6

    Bree said: View Post
    I have 1703 os build 15063.608 and NONE of the Ctrl+Shift folder view shortcuts shown in Option Six work. They do however work as intended with Ctrl+Alt+<1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8>

    I wonder when/why MS changed it? Looks like @Brink may need to update that tutorial.

    edit: it has to be the left Alt key
    They still work for me using Ctrl+Shift in a folder. Ctrl+Alt doesn't work for me though.
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  7. philc43's Avatar
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       19 Sep 2017 #7

    This is strange and I wonder if it depends on the keyboard. For me I have found that Ctrl+Alt work in a folder but Ctrl+Shift do not work. So I am the same as @Bree but different to @Brink :)
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       19 Sep 2017 #8

    Odd. I added Ctrl+Alt to the notes in Option 6 for those that may have the same issue.
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  9. philc43's Avatar
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       19 Sep 2017 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    Odd. I added Ctrl+Alt to the notes in Option 6 for those that may have the same issue.
    Thanks for adding that but I also find that with the Ctrl+Alt combination I can get all views 1-8 working which is not what you are indicating for ver 1703 onwards.

    My keyboard is the Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600 and I am on a UK system (like Bree)
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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       19 Sep 2017 #10

    philc43 said: View Post
    Thanks for adding that but I also find that with the Ctrl+Alt combination I can get all views 1-8 working which is not what you are indicating for ver 1703 onwards.
    That should only not work on the desktop starting with v1703, but still work in File Explorer for all versions.
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