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F9 menu script   [Wish]

By: Martijn Coppoolse   Homepage   Voorburg, NL  
Date: Aug 29,2018 at 04:38
In Response to: [Wish] Feature request - new action: "explore to" (Chris F)

> Sometimes there is a file I would like to view in explorer (often
> for a right click command).
>
> What I suggest is adding a new file action called ALT +
> ex[P]lore.
>
> This could possibly work on directory mode too, but would need a
> different shortcut due to letter conflicts - ALT + expl[O]re.
>
> What this command does is run:
>
> explorer.exe
> /select,"%full_path_to_file_or_folder%"
>
> Running this will open a new windows explorer window with the selected
> file/directory highlighted and in focus.

This is exactly what the F9 menu is for. Just add a menu item with the following script:
explorer.exe /select,"%1"

Instead of Alt-P or Alt-O, you'd have to press F9, then the first letter of that menu item, and ENTER. I do this fairly regularly. Added bonus: it works the same in Tree Window, (Small) File Window, and Directory Window.

But something so trivial to implement using the F9 doesn’t warrant spending a precious keyboard shortcut, IMHO.


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Martijn

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