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Windows 7: how to jump back to "my computer" view in explorer

16 Jan 2014   #1
thwbn

win7pro 64bit
 
 
how to jump back to "my computer" view in explorer

Hi everybody

I usally try to use my keyboard as much as possible. To open the Explorer Window I use WIN + E - and it comes along with the correct window - in "my computer" view

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But when I worked a while I will be somewhere on my Explorer - and if I wonna jump back on "my Computer" I only know (without using a mouse) to open another instance of the explorer while I use WIN + E again. But this not the best way I think. Is there shortcut to come back to my computer in the running instance?

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Any ideas from your side? I would appreciate to hear how who handle the explorer fast and easy!

Thanks for any suggestions!

greetings from Bonn - Germany

Thorsten




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11 Mar 2014   #2
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi thwbn, welcome to 7F!

All I do is use the win key+c , If you are in any folder in the alphabetized A's or B's the highlight will jump to any in the C's until it finishes the C's then it will go straight to Computer.

If you are beyond the C folders (D to Z) it will go immediately to Computer.
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a, b, c, ... Pressing the initial letter of the name of any objects will highlight the respective application or folder. Continue typing the object name if multiple objects start with the same letter

Source, scroll down a bit to the bottom of #4 Navigating Desktop:128 useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 7.
Hope it works in Germany
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20 Jun 2014   #3
Nostromov

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thwbn View Post
But when I [had] worked a while [..] and if I wonna wanna jump back on to "my Computer" I only know (without using a the mouse) to open another instance of the explorer while I use WIN + E again. [..] Is there a shortcut to come back to my computer "Computer" in the running instance?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
All I do is use the win key+c , If you are in any folder in the alphabetized A's or B's the highlight will jump to any in the C's until it finishes the C's then it will go straight to Computer.
@Anak No response here, tryin' those shortcuts? :-0

Recently I've experimented w/tabbed Explorer & had 2 get rid of it, but it MIGHT not be a bad thing if it's possible to macro Win + e 2 actually reuse the window?..:)

*not exactly sure if it would be useful, or more of a hindrance, in fact; come to think of it
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21 Jun 2014   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Alt + Left Arrow

Have you tried using the "Alt + Left Arrow" key combo?

Alt + Left Arrow = Back
Alt + Right Arrow = Forward
Shift + Left Arrow = Up One Level
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21 Jun 2014   #5
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nostromov View Post

@Anak No response here, tryin' those shortcuts? :-0


You're showing a custom build in your specs:
  • But, you don't show the make/model of keyboard.
  • Is it wireless?
  • Is it a Logitech, do you game with it? Some Logitech's have a PC/Gaming switch, if yours does make sure its switched to the PC setting. Even if it isn't a Logitech check to see if yours has that switch and set it accordingly.
  • Do you have more than one keyboard installed?
  • Have you tried lehnerus's suggestion, did it work or not?
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