Create a Keyboard Shortcut to Open a Folder in
Do you have a folder to which you want instant access
from anywhere on your computer? For example, if you want the My Music folder
to pop up while Internet Explorer or Word is maximized, follow these steps:
• Select the folder in
• Create a shortcut,
and place it on the desktop. (You create a shortcut by opening the folder,
pointing to New on the File menu, then clicking Shortcut. Drag the shortcut to
• Right–click the new
shortcut, and then click Properties.
• In the Properties
dialog box, click the Shortcut tab, and in the Shortcut key box, enter a
Control key combination or a Control–Shift key combination, (that is,
Ctrl+Alt+M or Ctrl+SHIFT+M when M is for music), and then click OK.
Anytime you hit the key
combination you specified, your folder will open, even when other programs are
maximized! This tip can be applied to folders, programs, and text file
shortcuts that are placed on the desktop.