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#  Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Shift key can be very useful on Windows Vista. For example, type in the name of the application in the Search box and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter:

This will start the application as Administrator. Next is Windows Explorer, where Shift + right-clicking on a file will yield a different context menu:

The new feature is "Copy as Path" - allowing you to copy the full file path to the clipboard. I need that quite often, so this is a welcome addition indeed.

Speaking of Shift +  right-clicking: when you do that without a file selected on the right-hand pane in Explorer, you get another option, namely "Open Command Windows Here":

That is most useful!

Categories: Vista
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 10:23:10 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [3]


Wednesday, January 24, 2007 12:50:18 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)

The first two tips works great, the Shift+Ctrl even works if you select an Application in the search result of the start menu.

But i don't get the "Open Command Window Here" (Vista Business) :(
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 1:16:28 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
For the latter, make sure that (1) no file is selected, (2) you right-click in the empty area of the right-hand pane, not on the folder icon in the tree view!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 3:19:06 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)
Clicking in the empty area was the "trick" i right clicked in the left area on the foldername (silly that this not work).
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