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Windows 7: Open folder in new window by doing ctr+click

24 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
Open folder in new window by doing ctr+click

Hi everyone,

First of all, I hope I'm in the good area of the forum. None of them suited my problem so I decided to write about it here. Please, feel free to move my subject in the good section if you feel it would be better somewhere else.

Everything is in the title. I would like to be able to open a folder in new window by doing ctr+click.

Do you think it's possible?

Thank you all

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Cell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could either press CTRL + N or right click and click on "Open in new Window" to open the selected folder in a new window.

Open each Folder in the Same or Own Separate New Window
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24 Jul 2014   #3

Windows 7 32 bit

This seems to work for me in AutoHotkey

I changed it to Control Right Click to avoid clash with Control Click selecting folders in Explorer.

SendMode Input
ClipSave := ""

#IfWinActive,ahk_class CabinetWClass
Gosub, DoOpen
#IfWinActive,ahk_class ExploreWClass
Gosub, DoOpen

ClipSave := Clipboard
clipboard =  ; Start off empty to allow ClipWait to detect when the text has arrived.
Send ^c
ClipWait, 2  ; Wait for the clipboard to contain text.
Loop, parse, clipboard, `n, `r
    run, explorer %A_LoopField% 
Clipboard := ClipSave
If it does not work it may need
"show full path in Title Bar" to be enabled in folder options

Edit: The way the hotkey works is you run it and just let it sit in the tray. When it detects the hotkey it takes the action. You can run it as script or use the ahk compiler to make it an exe.
(If you make an exe then Autohotkey does not have to be on the machine to run the program.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Jul 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Thank you guys
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2014   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Open folder in new window by doing ctr+click

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