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Addint a Desktop Shortcut for Programs or Apps under Windows 10


 

The following uses JAWS commands for a couple of things, but any NVDA user should be able to "translate" to NVDA with relative ease.


Creating a Desktop Shortcut for a Program/App Under Windows 10

             by Bill White

1. Go to your desktop and make sure nothing is selected. To do this: press CONTROL plus SPACE, then JAWS (or other screen reader) should say, “Not Selected.”  If you need to, hit CTRL+SPACE again.

2. Press Applications/Menu Key or SHIFT plus F10, and Arrow down to the New Submenu, then press ENTER.

3. ARROW down to Shortcut then press ENTER.

4. When it asks you to type the location of the shortcut, type:  %windir%\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder

5. TAB to the Next button then press ENTER.

6. When it asks for a name for the shortcut, press the DELETE key then type:  AppsFolder

7. TAB to the Finish button, then press ENTER.

8. Now, on your desktop, you will have a shortcut that reads:  AppsFolder

9. If you press ENTER on this shortcut, a special Windows system folder will open containing all of your apps.

10. Now, create any shortcut for an app as follows:

11. Press ENTER on the AppsFolder icon.

12. Use First-letter Navigation to find and select the app for which you want the shortcut on your desktop.

13. ARROW down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.

14. When it tells you that a shortcut can’t be created here, and it asks if you want a shortcut on the desktop, press ENTER on Yes.

15. That’s it. Now you will have a shortcut for your desired app on the desktop, along with the AppsFolder shortcut, which you can use later when you need to create another desktop shortcut.

 

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That is very similar to how it works in windows 7 then.

Incidentally for those who asked about making folders when in explorer its as easy as shift/control n.

You can name it or its defaulted to new folder.

Brian
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From: "Brian Vogel" <britechguy@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 6:09 PM
Subject: [nvda] Addint a Desktop Shortcut for Programs or Apps under Windows 10


The following uses JAWS commands for a couple of things, but any NVDA user should be able to "translate" to NVDA with relative ease. *

Creating a Desktop Shortcut for a Program/App Under Windows 10*

by Bill White

1. Go to your desktop and make sure nothing is selected. To do this: press CONTROL plus SPACE, then JAWS (or other screen reader) should say, “Not Selected.” If you need to, hit CTRL+SPACE again.

2. Press Applications/Menu Key or SHIFT plus F10, and Arrow down to the New Submenu, then press ENTER.

3. ARROW down to Shortcut then press ENTER.

4. When it asks you to type the location of the shortcut, type: %windir%\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder

5. TAB to the Next button then press ENTER.

6. When it asks for a name for the shortcut, press the DELETE key then type: AppsFolder

7. TAB to the Finish button, then press ENTER.

8. Now, on your desktop, you will have a shortcut that reads: AppsFolder

9. If you press ENTER on this shortcut, a special Windows system folder will open containing all of your apps.

10. Now, create any shortcut for an app as follows:

11. Press ENTER on the AppsFolder icon.

12. Use First-letter Navigation to find and select the app for which you want the shortcut on your desktop.

13. ARROW down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.

14. When it tells you that a shortcut can’t be created here, and it asks if you want a shortcut on the desktop, press ENTER on Yes.

15. That’s it. Now you will have a shortcut for your desired app on the desktop, along with the AppsFolder shortcut, which you can use later when you need to create another desktop shortcut.



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~ H.L. Mencken , AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Sarah k Alawami
 

There's a keyboard shortcut for making a new folder?  Wow. I've ben using computers since 2002and  none of my trainers have taught me this. How long as this little gem ben around.

On Jun 6, 2018, at 10:27 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io <bglists@...> wrote:

That is very similar to how it works in windows 7 then.

Incidentally for those who asked about making folders when in explorer its as easy as shift/control n.

You can name it or its defaulted to new folder.

Brian
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Vogel" <britechguy@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 6:09 PM
Subject: [nvda] Addint a Desktop Shortcut for Programs or Apps under Windows 10


The following uses JAWS commands for a couple of things, but any NVDA user should be able to "translate" to NVDA with relative ease. *

Creating a Desktop Shortcut for a Program/App Under Windows 10*

by Bill White

1. Go to your desktop and make sure nothing is selected. To do this: press CONTROL plus SPACE, then JAWS (or other screen reader) should say, “Not Selected.” If you need to, hit CTRL+SPACE again.

2. Press Applications/Menu Key or SHIFT plus F10, and Arrow down to the New Submenu, then press ENTER.

3. ARROW down to Shortcut then press ENTER.

4. When it asks you to type the location of the shortcut, type: %windir%\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder

5. TAB to the Next button then press ENTER.

6. When it asks for a name for the shortcut, press the DELETE key then type: AppsFolder

7. TAB to the Finish button, then press ENTER.

8. Now, on your desktop, you will have a shortcut that reads: AppsFolder

9. If you press ENTER on this shortcut, a special Windows system folder will open containing all of your apps.

10. Now, create any shortcut for an app as follows:

11. Press ENTER on the AppsFolder icon.

12. Use First-letter Navigation to find and select the app for which you want the shortcut on your desktop.

13. ARROW down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.

14. When it tells you that a shortcut can’t be created here, and it asks if you want a shortcut on the desktop, press ENTER on Yes.

15. That’s it. Now you will have a shortcut for your desired app on the desktop, along with the AppsFolder shortcut, which you can use later when you need to create another desktop shortcut.



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Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

~ H.L. Mencken , AKA The Sage of Baltimore




Jackie
 

Alt number-row 2 creates a new folder as well in Windows Explorer.

On 6/6/18, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@gmail.com> wrote:
There's a keyboard shortcut for making a new folder? Wow. I've ben using
computers since 2002and none of my trainers have taught me this. How long
as this little gem ben around.

On Jun 6, 2018, at 10:27 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
<bglists=blueyonder.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

That is very similar to how it works in windows 7 then.

Incidentally for those who asked about making folders when in explorer its
as easy as shift/control n.

You can name it or its defaulted to new folder.

Brian
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<mailto:britechguy@gmail.com>>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 6:09 PM
Subject: [nvda] Addint a Desktop Shortcut for Programs or Apps under
Windows 10


The following uses JAWS commands for a couple of things, but any NVDA user
should be able to "translate" to NVDA with relative ease. *

Creating a Desktop Shortcut for a Program/App Under Windows 10*

by Bill White

1. Go to your desktop and make sure nothing is selected. To do this: press
CONTROL plus SPACE, then JAWS (or other screen reader) should say, “Not
Selected.” If you need to, hit CTRL+SPACE again.

2. Press Applications/Menu Key or SHIFT plus F10, and Arrow down to the
New Submenu, then press ENTER.

3. ARROW down to Shortcut then press ENTER.

4. When it asks you to type the location of the shortcut, type:
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder

5. TAB to the Next button then press ENTER.

6. When it asks for a name for the shortcut, press the DELETE key then
type: AppsFolder

7. TAB to the Finish button, then press ENTER.

8. Now, on your desktop, you will have a shortcut that reads: AppsFolder

9. If you press ENTER on this shortcut, a special Windows system folder
will open containing all of your apps.

10. Now, create any shortcut for an app as follows:

11. Press ENTER on the AppsFolder icon.

12. Use First-letter Navigation to find and select the app for which you
want the shortcut on your desktop.

13. ARROW down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.

14. When it tells you that a shortcut can’t be created here, and it asks
if you want a shortcut on the desktop, press ENTER on Yes.

15. That’s it. Now you will have a shortcut for your desired app on the
desktop, along with the AppsFolder shortcut, which you can use later when
you need to create another desktop shortcut.



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*Brian* *-* Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134

Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a
well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

~ H.L. Mencken , AKA The Sage of Baltimore


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There are extra steps required in Win10 for built in apps unlike anything in Win7, but otherwise it's the same.

CTRL+SHIFT+N for new folder is as old as Windows itself.

There are scads of keyboard shortcuts that any individual won't know about.  I must admit,  though,  that this one is so frequently useful for a keyboard driven user that I'm shocked you hadn't been acquainted with it ages ago.
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     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

          ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore

 

 


 

On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 10:51 am, Jackie wrote:
Alt number-row 2 creates a new folder as well in Windows Explorer


Windows has always been a "many roads lead to Rome" environment
 
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     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

          ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore

 

 


Rosemarie Chavarria
 

Hi, Brian,


Wow, this is good to know! With all the computer training I've had, I wasn't taught this. Thanks so much for this info.


Rosemarie




On 6/6/2018 10:09 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:

The following uses JAWS commands for a couple of things, but any NVDA user should be able to "translate" to NVDA with relative ease.


Creating a Desktop Shortcut for a Program/App Under Windows 10

             by Bill White

1. Go to your desktop and make sure nothing is selected. To do this: press CONTROL plus SPACE, then JAWS (or other screen reader) should say, “Not Selected.”  If you need to, hit CTRL+SPACE again.

2. Press Applications/Menu Key or SHIFT plus F10, and Arrow down to the New Submenu, then press ENTER.

3. ARROW down to Shortcut then press ENTER.

4. When it asks you to type the location of the shortcut, type:  %windir%\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder

5. TAB to the Next button then press ENTER.

6. When it asks for a name for the shortcut, press the DELETE key then type:  AppsFolder

7. TAB to the Finish button, then press ENTER.

8. Now, on your desktop, you will have a shortcut that reads:  AppsFolder

9. If you press ENTER on this shortcut, a special Windows system folder will open containing all of your apps.

10. Now, create any shortcut for an app as follows:

11. Press ENTER on the AppsFolder icon.

12. Use First-letter Navigation to find and select the app for which you want the shortcut on your desktop.

13. ARROW down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.

14. When it tells you that a shortcut can’t be created here, and it asks if you want a shortcut on the desktop, press ENTER on Yes.

15. That’s it. Now you will have a shortcut for your desired app on the desktop, along with the AppsFolder shortcut, which you can use later when you need to create another desktop shortcut.

 

--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

          ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore

 

 



Ron Canazzi
 

since Window 3.0.



On 6/6/2018 1:47 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
There's a keyboard shortcut for making a new folder?  Wow. I've ben using computers since 2002and  none of my trainers have taught me this. How long as this little gem ben around.

On Jun 6, 2018, at 10:27 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io <bglists@...> wrote:

That is very similar to how it works in windows 7 then.

Incidentally for those who asked about making folders when in explorer its as easy as shift/control n.

You can name it or its defaulted to new folder.

Brian
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Please address personal E-mail to:-
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Vogel" <britechguy@...>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 6:09 PM
Subject: [nvda] Addint a Desktop Shortcut for Programs or Apps under Windows 10


The following uses JAWS commands for a couple of things, but any NVDA user should be able to "translate" to NVDA with relative ease. *

Creating a Desktop Shortcut for a Program/App Under Windows 10*

by Bill White

1. Go to your desktop and make sure nothing is selected. To do this: press CONTROL plus SPACE, then JAWS (or other screen reader) should say, “Not Selected.” If you need to, hit CTRL+SPACE again.

2. Press Applications/Menu Key or SHIFT plus F10, and Arrow down to the New Submenu, then press ENTER.

3. ARROW down to Shortcut then press ENTER.

4. When it asks you to type the location of the shortcut, type: %windir%\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder

5. TAB to the Next button then press ENTER.

6. When it asks for a name for the shortcut, press the DELETE key then type: AppsFolder

7. TAB to the Finish button, then press ENTER.

8. Now, on your desktop, you will have a shortcut that reads: AppsFolder

9. If you press ENTER on this shortcut, a special Windows system folder will open containing all of your apps.

10. Now, create any shortcut for an app as follows:

11. Press ENTER on the AppsFolder icon.

12. Use First-letter Navigation to find and select the app for which you want the shortcut on your desktop.

13. ARROW down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.

14. When it tells you that a shortcut can’t be created here, and it asks if you want a shortcut on the desktop, press ENTER on Yes.

15. That’s it. Now you will have a shortcut for your desired app on the desktop, along with the AppsFolder shortcut, which you can use later when you need to create another desktop shortcut.



--

*Brian* *-* Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134

Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

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Sarah k Alawami
 

Not for me, actually I think that switches list views or something. I'll have to trythat  again.

On Jun 6, 2018, at 10:50 AM, Jackie <abletec@...> wrote:

Alt number-row 2 creates a new folder as well in Windows Explorer.

On 6/6/18, Sarah k Alawami <marrie12@...> wrote:
There's a keyboard shortcut for making a new folder?  Wow. I've ben using
computers since 2002and  none of my trainers have taught me this. How long
as this little gem ben around.

On Jun 6, 2018, at 10:27 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
<bglists@...> wrote:

That is very similar to how it works in windows 7 then.

Incidentally for those who asked about making folders when in explorer its
as easy as shift/control n.

You can name it or its defaulted to new folder.

Brian
bglists@... <mailto:bglists@...>
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal E-mail to:-
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Vogel" <britechguy@...
<mailto:britechguy@...>>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 6:09 PM
Subject: [nvda] Addint a Desktop Shortcut for Programs or Apps under
Windows 10


The following uses JAWS commands for a couple of things, but any NVDA user
should be able to "translate" to NVDA with relative ease. *

Creating a Desktop Shortcut for a Program/App Under Windows 10*

by Bill White

1. Go to your desktop and make sure nothing is selected. To do this: press
CONTROL plus SPACE, then JAWS (or other screen reader) should say, “Not
Selected.” If you need to, hit CTRL+SPACE again.

2. Press Applications/Menu Key or SHIFT plus F10, and Arrow down to the
New Submenu, then press ENTER.

3. ARROW down to Shortcut then press ENTER.

4. When it asks you to type the location of the shortcut, type:
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder

5. TAB to the Next button then press ENTER.

6. When it asks for a name for the shortcut, press the DELETE key then
type: AppsFolder

7. TAB to the Finish button, then press ENTER.

8. Now, on your desktop, you will have a shortcut that reads: AppsFolder

9. If you press ENTER on this shortcut, a special Windows system folder
will open containing all of your apps.

10. Now, create any shortcut for an app as follows:

11. Press ENTER on the AppsFolder icon.

12. Use First-letter Navigation to find and select the app for which you
want the shortcut on your desktop.

13. ARROW down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.

14. When it tells you that a shortcut can’t be created here, and it asks
if you want a shortcut on the desktop, press ENTER on Yes.

15. That’s it. Now you will have a shortcut for your desired app on the
desktop, along with the AppsFolder shortcut, which you can use later when
you need to create another desktop shortcut.



--

*Brian* *-* Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134

Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a
well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

~ H.L. Mencken , AKA The Sage of Baltimore







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Sarah k Alawami
 

No. My trainer never told me abou tit and fred langa never said anyting about it either. No one told me about it until i learned a few hours ago.
 Lol!

Take care all.

On Jun 6, 2018, at 10:55 AM, Brian Vogel <britechguy@...> wrote:

There are extra steps required in Win10 for built in apps unlike anything in Win7, but otherwise it's the same.

CTRL+SHIFT+N for new folder is as old as Windows itself.

There are scads of keyboard shortcuts that any individual won't know about.  I must admit,  though,  that this one is so frequently useful for a keyboard driven user that I'm shocked you hadn't been acquainted with it ages ago.
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     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

          ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore
 
 


Chris Mullins
 

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.  In my file explorer here in the UK, the QAT default set up is alt+numrow 1 to display properties and alt+numrow 2 to open a new folder but it may not necessarily be like this in other countries. 

 

Cheers

Chris

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Sarah k Alawami
Sent: 6 June 2018 21:49
To: nvda list list
Subject: Re: [nvda] Addint a Desktop Shortcut for Programs or Apps under Windows 10

 

Not for me, actually I think that switches list views or something. I'll have to trythat  again.



On Jun 6, 2018, at 10:50 AM, Jackie <abletec@...> wrote:

 

Alt number-row 2 creates a new folder as well in Windows Explorer.

On 6/6/18, Sarah k Alawami <
marrie12@...> wrote:

There's a keyboard shortcut for making a new folder?  Wow. I've ben using
computers since 2002and  none of my trainers have taught me this. How long
as this little gem ben around.


On Jun 6, 2018, at 10:27 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io
<bglists@...> wrote:

That is very similar to how it works in windows 7 then.

Incidentally for those who asked about making folders when in explorer its
as easy as shift/control n.

You can name it or its defaulted to new folder.

Brian
bglists@... <mailto:bglists@...>
Sent via blueyonder.
Please address personal E-mail to:-
briang1@... <mailto:briang1@...>, putting 'Brian
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Vogel" <britechguy@...
<mailto:britechguy@...>>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io <mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io>>
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 6:09 PM
Subject: [nvda] Addint a Desktop Shortcut for Programs or Apps under
Windows 10


The following uses JAWS commands for a couple of things, but any NVDA user
should be able to "translate" to NVDA with relative ease. *

Creating a Desktop Shortcut for a Program/App Under Windows 10*

by Bill White

1. Go to your desktop and make sure nothing is selected. To do this: press
CONTROL plus SPACE, then JAWS (or other screen reader) should say, “Not
Selected.” If you need to, hit CTRL+SPACE again.

2. Press Applications/Menu Key or SHIFT plus F10, and Arrow down to the
New Submenu, then press ENTER.

3. ARROW down to Shortcut then press ENTER.

4. When it asks you to type the location of the shortcut, type:
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder

5. TAB to the Next button then press ENTER.

6. When it asks for a name for the shortcut, press the DELETE key then
type: AppsFolder

7. TAB to the Finish button, then press ENTER.

8. Now, on your desktop, you will have a shortcut that reads: AppsFolder

9. If you press ENTER on this shortcut, a special Windows system folder
will open containing all of your apps.

10. Now, create any shortcut for an app as follows:

11. Press ENTER on the AppsFolder icon.

12. Use First-letter Navigation to find and select the app for which you
want the shortcut on your desktop.

13. ARROW down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.

14. When it tells you that a shortcut can’t be created here, and it asks
if you want a shortcut on the desktop, press ENTER on Yes.

15. That’s it. Now you will have a shortcut for your desired app on the
desktop, along with the AppsFolder shortcut, which you can use later when
you need to create another desktop shortcut.



--

*Brian* *-* Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134

Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a
well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

~ H.L. Mencken , AKA The Sage of Baltimore


 



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On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 01:48 pm, Sarah k Alawami wrote, in regard to ALT+2 on the number row of the keyboard and creating a New Folder in Explorer:
Not for me, actually I think that switches list views or something. I'll have to trythat  again.
Definitely try it again.  It does work.

I still prefer CTRL+SHIFT+N even though it's 3 keys because CTRL+SHIFT is a "no reacher" and N is on the other hand.  ALT+2 works, but it's more of a stretch for me.

Chacun à son goût!

 
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     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

          ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore

 

 


 

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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     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

          ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore

 

 


Chris Mullins
 

Hi

 

There is an important bit missing in the instructions  for creating shortcuts...

 

13. ARROW down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.

 

Should read ...

 

13. Press applications key or shift+f10, arrow down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.

 

Cheers

Chris

 

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: 6 June 2018 19:01
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Addint a Desktop Shortcut for Programs or Apps under Windows 10

 

Hi, Brian,

 

Wow, this is good to know! With all the computer training I've had, I wasn't taught this. Thanks so much for this info.

 

Rosemarie

 

 

 

On 6/6/2018 10:09 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:

The following uses JAWS commands for a couple of things, but any NVDA user should be able to "translate" to NVDA with relative ease.


Creating a Desktop Shortcut for a Program/App Under Windows 10

             by Bill White

1. Go to your desktop and make sure nothing is selected. To do this: press CONTROL plus SPACE, then JAWS (or other screen reader) should say, “Not Selected.”  If you need to, hit CTRL+SPACE again.

2. Press Applications/Menu Key or SHIFT plus F10, and Arrow down to the New Submenu, then press ENTER.

3. ARROW down to Shortcut then press ENTER.

4. When it asks you to type the location of the shortcut, type:  %windir%\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder

5. TAB to the Next button then press ENTER.

6. When it asks for a name for the shortcut, press the DELETE key then type:  AppsFolder

7. TAB to the Finish button, then press ENTER.

8. Now, on your desktop, you will have a shortcut that reads:  AppsFolder

9. If you press ENTER on this shortcut, a special Windows system folder will open containing all of your apps.

10. Now, create any shortcut for an app as follows:

11. Press ENTER on the AppsFolder icon.

12. Use First-letter Navigation to find and select the app for which you want the shortcut on your desktop.

13. ARROW down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.

14. When it tells you that a shortcut can’t be created here, and it asks if you want a shortcut on the desktop, press ENTER on Yes.

15. That’s it. Now you will have a shortcut for your desired app on the desktop, along with the AppsFolder shortcut, which you can use later when you need to create another desktop shortcut.

 

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     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

          ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore

 

 

 


Chris Mullins
 

Hi Brian

Agreed, but you can also add many of the commands listed in the ribbons to the QAT as well.  Press the applications key when located on a ribbon item and the first item in the context menu is add to Quick Access Toolbar.  Because the QAT is so configurable, I didn’t want users to think that alt+numrow 2 was a File Explorer shortcut, particularly as I didn’t see anyone mention the actual file explorer shortcut for new folder which is alt+h, n.    

 

Cheers

Chris

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: 6 June 2018 22:44
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
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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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

          ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore

 

 


Rui Fontes
 

And, by the way, all commands given are Windows commands, and not specific of any screen reader!

Rui Fontes


Às 23:10 de 06/06/2018, Chris Mullins escreveu:

Hi
There is an important bit missing in the instructions  for creating shortcuts...
13. ARROW down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.
Should read ...
13. Press applications key or shift+f10, arrow down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.
Cheers
Chris
*From:*nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] *On Behalf Of *Rosemarie Chavarria
*Sent:* 6 June 2018 19:01
*To:* nvda@nvda.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: [nvda] Addint a Desktop Shortcut for Programs or Apps under Windows 10
Hi, Brian,
Wow, this is good to know! With all the computer training I've had, I wasn't taught this. Thanks so much for this info.
Rosemarie
On 6/6/2018 10:09 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:
The following uses JAWS commands for a couple of things, but any
NVDA user should be able to "translate" to NVDA with relative ease.*/
//Creating a Desktop Shortcut for a Program/App Under Windows 10///*
             by Bill White
1. Go to your desktop and make sure nothing is selected. To do this:
press CONTROL plus SPACE, then JAWS (or other screen reader) should
say, “Not Selected.”  If you need to, hit CTRL+SPACE again.
2. Press Applications/Menu Key or SHIFT plus F10, and Arrow down to
the New Submenu, then press ENTER.
3. ARROW down to Shortcut then press ENTER.
4. When it asks you to type the location of the shortcut, type: %windir%\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder
5. TAB to the Next button then press ENTER.
6. When it asks for a name for the shortcut, press the DELETE key
then type:  AppsFolder
7. TAB to the Finish button, then press ENTER.
8. Now, on your desktop, you will have a shortcut that reads: AppsFolder
9. If you press ENTER on this shortcut, a special Windows system
folder will open containing all of your apps.
10. Now, create any shortcut for an app as follows:
11. Press ENTER on the AppsFolder icon.
12. Use First-letter Navigation to find and select the app for which
you want the shortcut on your desktop.
13. ARROW down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.
14. When it tells you that a shortcut can’t be created here, and it
asks if you want a shortcut on the desktop, press ENTER on Yes.
15. That’s it. Now you will have a shortcut for your desired app on
the desktop, along with the AppsFolder shortcut, which you can use
later when you need to create another desktop shortcut.
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//Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is
always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat,
plausible, and wrong.//
          ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA //The Sage of Baltimore//


Gene
 

I'm not surprised.  I've used Windows since about 1998 and I've done a good deal of learning using instructional materials.  I never saw that shortcut even in the very good material I used.  I heard about the command on an e-mail list a number of months ago for the first time. 
 
And the shortcut, or actually accellerator command, isn't announced when you move to the item in the file explorer menu.
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Addint a Desktop Shortcut for Programs or Apps under Windows 10

There are extra steps required in Win10 for built in apps unlike anything in Win7, but otherwise it's the same.

CTRL+SHIFT+N for new folder is as old as Windows itself.

There are scads of keyboard shortcuts that any individual won't know about.  I must admit,  though,  that this one is so frequently useful for a keyboard driven user that I'm shocked you hadn't been acquainted with it ages ago.
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     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

          ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore

 

 


 

On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 03:10 pm, Chris Mullins wrote:

13. ARROW down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.

 

Should read ...

 

13. Press applications key or shift+f10, arrow down to Create Shortcut, then press ENTER.

You are indeed correct.  I didn't do very much clean up at all on the source material, and certainly didn't catch this, and it's important.

Thank You.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

          ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore

 

 


 

On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 05:32 pm, Gene wrote:
I'm not surprised. 
Well, I still am.   CTRL+SHIFT+N has been on Microsoft issued keyboard shortcuts lists for a very long time now.

If you go to the Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows webpage, as it exists today, it shows up whether you choose All Products, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 from the dropdown for Product Version at the top of the page.

They've also been calling these keyboard shortcuts for as long as I can remember now, but I do recall the "accelerator command" terminology in the mists of memory.  I think that went out as of Windows XP, but can't be certain.  It may have been with the introduction of Windows 7.
 
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     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

          ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore

 

 


Gene
 

I expect to see such commands documented when moving threw menus and submenus.  It should not be necessary for a skilled user, who learns a lot about Windows and programs by looking through menus and dialogs to have to look at a commands sheet when it is expected that accelerator or shortcut commands will be shown in menus. 
 
Also, material that I consider to be among the best produced doesn't mention this command.  I doubt that more than perhaps ten or twenty percent of blind users know this command.
 
Gene
----- Oreiginal Message -----

Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2018 7:48 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Addint a Desktop Shortcut for Programs or Apps under Windows 10

On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 05:32 pm, Gene wrote:
I'm not surprised. 
Well, I still am.   CTRL+SHIFT+N has been on Microsoft issued keyboard shortcuts lists for a very long time now.

If you go to the Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows webpage, as it exists today, it shows up whether you choose All Products, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 from the dropdown for Product Version at the top of the page.

They've also been calling these keyboard shortcuts for as long as I can remember now, but I do recall the "accelerator command" terminology in the mists of memory.  I think that went out as of Windows XP, but can't be certain.  It may have been with the introduction of Windows 7.
 
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Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134  

     Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

          ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore