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Windows 7: How do I get the open explorer button to work like in Vista?

28 Oct 2011   #1
WAGGGG

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How do I get the open explorer button to work like in Vista?

In Vista I could click on the "e" button and a new home page would open up which came in handy when I wanted to keep the currently viewing explorer page open.


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28 Oct 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Middle click (The scroll wheel usually is a middle button too) on the taskbar button for IE or hold shift + left click.
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28 Oct 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

How about WIN+E
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29 Oct 2011   #4
WAGGGG

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Win + e does not work but clicking the middle mouse button does, thanks.
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29 Oct 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hmm, WIN+E works here. Maybe because I have no mouse - LOL.
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29 Oct 2011   #6
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Confusing Windows Explorer with Internet Explorer there whs. :P
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29 Oct 2011   #7
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM
 
 
Links Also

That works on links as well.

These apply in FF and IE:
  • Shift + left click - opens the link in a new window.
  • Ctrl + left click - opens the link in a new tab.
They also work in the Bookmarks/Favourites and History panes/windows.

In FF, those also work on the Forward and Back buttons and the drop down history list.
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30 Oct 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Confusing Windows Explorer with Internet Explorer there whs. :P
Maybe I misunderstood the question. The OP said "Explorer" - so I assumed he meant Windows Explorer. But it does not matter. He can use the wheely.
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