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Windows 7: Adding "Open Command Prompt" Option

30 Aug 2011   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Drfsupercomputer,

You could use the tutorial below to make is so that you do not have to press and hold Shift to see the Open command window here context menu item while right clicking on the folder.

Open Command Window Here - Add or Remove Shift + Right Click

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drfsupercenter View Post
I don't think you guys understand my question.

I do not want to have to go up a folder, then click on the folder itself. I want to be able to be inside a folder, say Documents, and click in the open area - same way you would click to paste something, and have it open a command prompt. Not ON the folder.
That's what this will allow you to do as well. Give it a try and see.

Apply step 2 in Option One of the tutorial above. Afterwards, right click on a blank space in your say Documents folder, and you will see Open command window here in the context menu.


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30 Aug 2011   #12
drfsupercenter

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

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I don't understand what you don't understand about what we understand!

If you are in Explorer, and have a window open, if you hold-down the Shift key and right-click in a blank area of the list/open space, you get a "Open command window here". Is that not what you want?

Note you can't have anything selected for this to work.
Ah, I see. Though, that's weird. It seems like it only works in directories that are sorted in a list, if it's something like a folder of music, where it shows the title/album/artist data, that option doesn't show up. Any idea why? That's why I was assuming it doesn't work, as all my A/V folders where I might need to use ffmpeg show up that way.

--EDIT--

That registry file is only for right clicking ON folders. Still have to hold shift if I'm inside one.
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30 Aug 2011   #13
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drfsupercenter View Post
...if it's something like a folder of music, where it shows the title/album/artist data, that option doesn't show up. Any idea why?
I see what you are talking about--I've never tried that before and sure enough, shift-right-click doesn't work. I dunno, maybe Brink to the rescue?
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30 Aug 2011   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You will not have the Open command window here context menu item in library folders or on a library folder, but only it there on a included folder in the library instead. However, it should be there in say your C:\Users\(user-name)\Music folder.
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30 Aug 2011   #15
drfsupercenter

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Hmm, I see. But the odd thing is, say I go to Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/[artist here], that option is still not there. I have to go through C:/Users/[name]/Music instead.

So you don't know of a trick to get the open command prompt option on library folders? Or, is there some way to replace the library shortcuts with shortcuts to the actual folders?
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30 Aug 2011   #16
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drfsupercenter View Post
I don't think you guys understand my question.

I do not want to have to go up a folder, then click on the folder itself. I want to be able to be inside a folder, say Documents, and click in the open area - same way you would click to paste something, and have it open a command prompt. Not ON the folder.
I don't understand what you don't understand about what we understand!

If you are in Explorer, and have a window open, if you hold-down the Shift key and right-click in a blank area of the list/open space, you get a "Open command window here". Is that not what you want?

Note you can't have anything selected for this to work.

The hotkey approach has several adavantages.

1)You can open more than one prompt

For example if in a folder with Folder1 Folder2 and a file selected and hit the hotkey you'll get 3 prompts. One with Folder1 current directory, one with Folder2 current directory, and one with the folder you are in as current directory(my program gets the current folder by parsing the selected file's path. In which case you don't have to find a blank spot. Just select a file and hotkey.)

2) It works the same in XP and later.

I run several flavors of Windows and it's annoying to think which option is on what.

3) I hate right clicking generally

I use Middle Mouse Button with left finger and a modifier key.
It only takes one click not two.

4) No registry editing.

5) On Vista and W7 with Aero you get a glassy prompt instead of black box.


Glad you got the context menu option.
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30 Aug 2011   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drfsupercenter View Post
So you don't know of a trick to get the open command prompt option on library folders? Or, is there some way to replace the library shortcuts with shortcuts to the actual folders?
Other than using the option MilesAhead posted above, you could press Shift+right click on a folder itself (included folder) in the library, you will also see it.

You could also use what I posted above to do this without having to press Shift.
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30 Aug 2011   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drfsupercenter View Post
So you don't know of a trick to get the open command prompt option on library folders? Or, is there some way to replace the library shortcuts with shortcuts to the actual folders?
Other than using the option MilesAhead posted above, you could press Shift+right click on a folder itself (included folder) in the library, you will also see it.

You could also use what I posted above to do this without having to press Shift.
It is kind of interesting. If I highlight anything in Explorer left pane Favorites and hit my hotkey it just opens in the user's Links folder. Guess copy to clipboard AHK doesn't have an analog for shell objects.
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