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Windows 7: Changing Win+E behavior back to showing Libraries?

21 Mar 2009   #1

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Changing Win+E behavior back to showing Libraries?

To me the My Computer view is pretty useless since I have all that I need in the libraries. Thus it would be nice if I could configure Win+E to open the libraries view, like it did in build 7000.

Is there any way to change this behavior? I'm using build 7057.

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21 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

I don't think you can change the built-in Windows+X combinations, but I'll look it up.

Meanwhil, the easiest approach I can think of is to make another key combination:

1. Create a new shortcut on your hard drive, e.g. under c:\windows

2. Enter this path at the shorcut's path:
C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:libraries

3. Focus at the shortcut key tab and press Ctrl+Alt+E.

4. Press OK.

At least now you can open libraries pressing Ctrl+Alt+E.
That's the closest approach I could think of.
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21 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

Another approach is to press Winkey + 2 .

Winkey + a number, opens the pinned items on your taskbar , numbered from left to right.

So if you have IE8 icon pinned first, Winkey + 1 opens IE8.
If you have Libraries second, Winkey + 2 opens Libraries etc.

This approach opens Libraries, not My Computer.

Hope it helps.

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21 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit

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