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general windows usability question.
duplicating explorer windows?

 1:47 pm on May 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have a very general computing question that I've been wondering about for a long time. I work on XP in the office and I would love to be able to hold down a modifier key and drag a window to duplicate it. As in, (win + E) to pull up the desktop and then like ctrl + alt click the top window to duplicate that view. Or maybe a modifier key when clicking on a folder to open it in a new window. I can apparently highlight two folders and hold in shift and XP will open two different windows with each folder in each pane but that's not quite was I was looking for, anybody have any ideas? any third party apps that might do this?


Robert Charlton

 6:11 am on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

...any third party apps...

I find Explorer extremely limited as a file manager, in part because it lacks two facing windows, which I think is what you're trying to set up.

As an Explorer replacement, I use Total Commander from ghisler.com. It's a Windows version of the old Norton Commander, which I used from the first with MS-DOS, so I know it in my sleep. Extremely easy to duplicate a window, among other things. Can't recommend it too highly.


 10:42 am on May 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

To duplicate a window in Explorer (two-pane view) right-click the folder (in the left-hand pane) and select Explore from the popup menu.


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