Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Vista Hidden Context Menu!!!

You can access the hidden context menu in Vista by holding down the shift key before right-clicking on a file or folder. One of the coolest features in the new menu is Copy As Path. By choosing this, the path of the selected object is automatically pasted in the clipboard so you can paste it elsewhere. Otherwise, we would have to open the properties dialog of the file to copy its path, but even then you would not be able to copy the full path.

When you shift-right-click a folder, the context menu gives you the option Open Command Window Here. This will open a command window (DOS prompt) with the selected directory as the current directory. Many of you will find this quite a handy feature.

The hidden menu also has some shortcuts to pin the selection to start menu, add to quick launch, etc.


Isuru Udana on June 6, 2009 at 6:05 PM said...

It's there in other versions of windows also(Windows XP,98,...). But without the "Copy As Path" option. As I can remember in Windows 98 "Open With.." option is only available in this menu.

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