Re: Addint a Desktop Shortcut for Programs or Apps under Windows 10

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One also has to say that my shortcut for create a new folder will work on windows 7 as well, and is why I remember it. Not much good learning it on ten then when you get on a 7 machine it won't work!
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From: "Brian Vogel" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 10:44 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Addint a Desktop Shortcut for Programs or Apps under Windows 10

On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 02:27 pm, Chris Mullins wrote:

The alt+numrow 2 is not a file explorer shortcut to create a new folder.
It’s a shortcut to the second item on the QAT (Quick Access Toolbar) and
as this is user configurable, it could be anything.
You are definitely correct that ALT+number row 2 is for the second item in the QAT, but every instance of Windows 10 I've dealt with, as shipped, has only two items in the quick access toolbar for file explorer: Properties (1), New Folder (2).

There are six functions one can check or uncheck to include on the Quick Access Toolbar: Undo, Redo, Delete, Properties, New Folder, Rename in that order from top to bottom. The order in which one checks the various items if all are unchecked determines which position number each will have, 1 through 6 [or whatever number you have checked] on the QAT visually and their invocation via ALT+number row 1 through 6.

But, by default, and unless the system has been customized, ALT+2 should be New Folder.


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