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Windows 7: Open a new window with "full path" instead of Search Results\"Path"

11 Nov 2010   #11
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What I usually do, while no perfect, does the job quite nicely for me. I execute a search, then select a file in the results. From there, I press <CTRL>+<N> to duplicate the search results window:

Open a new window with &quot;full path&quot; instead of Search Results\&quot;Path&quot;-image1.jpg
Create your Search, then select a file in the results

Open a new window with &quot;full path&quot; instead of Search Results\&quot;Path&quot;-image2.jpg
Press <CTRL>+<N> to duplicate the search results in a new window

Open a new window with &quot;full path&quot; instead of Search Results\&quot;Path&quot;-image3.jpg
Right-click and select "Open file location"

Then, in the duplicated search window, I use the "Right-click, Oen File Location" command. This way at least, I get to keep the search results window open alongside the path location of a result.

Works for me...




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11 Nov 2010   #12
Ravanx

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
What I usually do, while no perfect, does the job quite nicely for me. I execute a search, then select a file in the results. From there, I press <CTRL>+<N> to duplicate the search results window:

Create your Search, then select a file in the results

Press <CTRL>+<N> to duplicate the search results in a new window

Right-click and select "Open file location"[/CENTER]

Then, in the duplicated search window, I use the "Right-click, Oen File Location" command. This way at least, I get to keep the search results window open alongside the path location of a result.

Works for me...
Thanks but your method is even more tedious than Rei Tumult's method. One ctrl button can replace all the steps you listed.

And your method won't work in saving time if there are lots of search results... like 40 results in a 1TB hard disk.
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11 Nov 2010   #13
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
What I usually do, while no perfect, does the job quite nicely for me. I execute a search, then select a file in the results. From there, I press <CTRL>+<N> to duplicate the search results window:

Create your Search, then select a file in the results

Press <CTRL>+<N> to duplicate the search results in a new window

Right-click and select "Open file location"[/CENTER]

Then, in the duplicated search window, I use the "Right-click, Oen File Location" command. This way at least, I get to keep the search results window open alongside the path location of a result.

Works for me...
Thanks but your method is even more tedious than Rei Tumult's method. One ctrl button can replace all the steps you listed.

And your method won't work in saving time if there are lots of search results... like 40 results in a 1TB hard disk.
You try juggling search results that need to span over 520,000 files. And you're complaining about 40 files?

Each unto his own, I guess....
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11 Nov 2010   #14
Ravanx

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
What I usually do, while no perfect, does the job quite nicely for me. I execute a search, then select a file in the results. From there, I press <CTRL>+<N> to duplicate the search results window:

Create your Search, then select a file in the results

Press <CTRL>+<N> to duplicate the search results in a new window

Right-click and select "Open file location"[/CENTER]

Then, in the duplicated search window, I use the "Right-click, Oen File Location" command. This way at least, I get to keep the search results window open alongside the path location of a result.

Works for me...
Thanks but your method is even more tedious than Rei Tumult's method. One ctrl button can replace all the steps you listed.

And your method won't work in saving time if there are lots of search results... like 40 results in a 1TB hard disk.
Oops misread your initial instructions. I misread the thing and thought you were telling me to use ctrl+N after i "opened file location". That would be tedious because it means you have to press the back button after that and restart the search process since the search results are not cached... not even temporarily.

Your method is an alternative to Rei Tumult's method since both methods require me to right click and move my mouse all the way down to "open file location". The only difference is I have to press an extra n in your method.

It's kind of awkward to have to press ctrl+n... so i'll be using Rei Tumult's method.
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11 Nov 2010   #15
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you're a keyboard junkie, like myself, you can spped things up even more, regardless of which method you use. You can duplicate a mouse "Right-click", point to and click "Open file location" by using the keyboard only:

Press the <CONTEXT_MENU> key on your keyboard, then press <I>. The <CONTEXT_MENU> key in most cases has the graphical representation of a mouse context menu on the keycap. You'll notice actually that this trick works with just about any context menu that can be activated with the <CONTEXT_MENU> key on your keyboard - If said context menu is keyboard activated, Windows is smart enough to underline the hotkey required to "point to and click" any particular menu item. Notice in the screenshot below that the letter "I" is underlined for the "Open file location" menu item:
Open a new window with &quot;full path&quot; instead of Search Results\&quot;Path&quot;-image1.jpg

It may not save altogether much time using the mouse or the keyboard, but when you need to do so often, it adds up, and you can save alot of time in the long run.


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13 Nov 2010   #16
Ravanx

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
If you're a keyboard junkie, like myself, you can spped things up even more, regardless of which method you use. You can duplicate a mouse "Right-click", point to and click "Open file location" by using the keyboard only:

Press the <CONTEXT_MENU> key on your keyboard, then press <I>. The <CONTEXT_MENU> key in most cases has the graphical representation of a mouse context menu on the keycap. You'll notice actually that this trick works with just about any context menu that can be activated with the <CONTEXT_MENU> key on your keyboard - If said context menu is keyboard activated, Windows is smart enough to underline the hotkey required to "point to and click" any particular menu item. Notice in the screenshot below that the letter "I" is underlined for the "Open file location" menu item:

It may not save altogether much time using the mouse or the keyboard, but when you need to do so often, it adds up, and you can save alot of time in the long run.
OH! GREAT IDEA! THANKS!
The only thing is that I prefer to use my mouse for navigating through the folders.

Any cheap three-buttoned (not including scroll-roller button) mouse that I can buy?
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15 Nov 2010   #17
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
If you're a keyboard junkie, like myself, you can spped things up even more, regardless of which method you use. You can duplicate a mouse "Right-click", point to and click "Open file location" by using the keyboard only:

Press the <CONTEXT_MENU> key on your keyboard, then press <I>. The <CONTEXT_MENU> key in most cases has the graphical representation of a mouse context menu on the keycap. You'll notice actually that this trick works with just about any context menu that can be activated with the <CONTEXT_MENU> key on your keyboard - If said context menu is keyboard activated, Windows is smart enough to underline the hotkey required to "point to and click" any particular menu item. Notice in the screenshot below that the letter "I" is underlined for the "Open file location" menu item:

It may not save altogether much time using the mouse or the keyboard, but when you need to do so often, it adds up, and you can save alot of time in the long run.
OH! GREAT IDEA! THANKS!
The only thing is that I prefer to use my mouse for navigating through the folders.

Any cheap three-buttoned (not including scroll-roller button) mouse that I can buy?
To be honest, the last 3-button mouse I had with no wheel was way back when on my Pentium 233, and I haven't seen any since then.

Microsoft makes some good mouse hardware with multiple buttons (some of which are thumb accessible), as does SteelSeries, but I don't use them, because they are mostly designed for right-handed use or cost too much. Also i keep my buttons assigned for right-hand use but I hold my mouse in my left hand, so most multiple-button mice are no good for me.

A Mouse doesn't last me long anyway - I replace it about every 6 months - so if I have to spend any more than R60 or so for a mouse (about $9), then I look elsewhere for something cheaper.
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15 Nov 2010   #18
Ravanx

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
The only thing is that I prefer to use my mouse for navigating through the folders.

Any cheap three-buttoned (not including scroll-roller button) mouse that I can buy?
To be honest, the last 3-button mouse I had with no wheel was way back when on my Pentium 233, and I haven't seen any since then.

Microsoft makes some good mouse hardware with multiple buttons (some of which are thumb accessible), as does SteelSeries, but I don't use them, because they are mostly designed for right-handed use or cost too much. Also i keep my buttons assigned for right-hand use but I hold my mouse in my left hand, so most multiple-button mice are no good for me.

A Mouse doesn't last me long anyway - I replace it about every 6 months - so if I have to spend any more than R60 or so for a mouse (about $9), then I look elsewhere for something cheaper.
Actually, I meant "three-buttoned mouse (if you don't include the scroll-roller button in the count)".
Not "three-buttoned mouse with no scroll-roller button".

From the way you replied, my guess is that you thought I meant the latter.

Would your reply be the same if I was referring to the former, not the latter?


Just curious. Why would there be a need to replace a mouse every 6 months?
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24 Nov 2010   #19
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ravanx View Post
Just curious. Why would there be a need to replace a mouse every 6 months?
I replace my mouse every six months or so because I work them out, and the buttons get worn and stop working (the biggest culprit of this is "Diablo II"). And I'm not prepared to risk paying R1500 (around $210) for a mouse that might stand up to that kind of punishment...
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09 Dec 2010   #20
epotter

Windows 7
 
 
Getting the full path still doesn't work

So, the suggestions above are fine... if you don't want the full path.

Say you're searching for "Bar" in your C drive. "Bar" is located at "C:\Foo\Bar". If you click to open the folder location, you don't get "C:\Foo\Bar", you get "C:\Foo\". If there are 700 folders inside that Foo folder, this isn't very helpful for getting the location of "Bar", especially if what you're searching for isn't easily "typable" like "Bar." If what you're searching for is 1-287-38901, that would be a pain to find, and the ideal solution would be to search for it, which brings me back to the original problem.

Anyone know a way around this? I just upgraded from Vista to Win7, and I thought my problems would be solved, this just caused more (I have to search for paths all the time at work, this just makes things take 3 times as long).
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