keyboard shortcut?


theoldfarter

Member
Local time
2:54 AM
Posts
9
Location
New Zealand
OS
Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000
Is there a keyboard shortcut to generate a new text file while inside a folder?

Windows 11 version 21H2 (OS Build 22000.282)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF FA506IU-AL130T (A15)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen R7-4800H
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Samsung 16GB x 2 3200MHz DDR4 Dual Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX1660TI
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    OS: 512GB SSD Kingston NVME PCIe 3
    2nd: 1TB SATA SSD 860 QVO
    Internet Speed
    Fibre 100/20
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Security

FreeBooter

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
5:54 PM
Posts
753
OS
Windows 11
If there is you will found it at below link.

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1

theoldfarter

Member
Thread Starter
Local time
2:54 AM
Posts
9
Location
New Zealand
OS
Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000
Thank you.
I asked my question in that thread three days ago as I did not see the shortcut there.
As there were no replies, I wondered if my question was better off in a thread of its own.

Unless someone corrects me, it looks like the shortcut I am after does not exist.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF FA506IU-AL130T (A15)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen R7-4800H
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Samsung 16GB x 2 3200MHz DDR4 Dual Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX1660TI
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    OS: 512GB SSD Kingston NVME PCIe 3
    2nd: 1TB SATA SSD 860 QVO
    Internet Speed
    Fibre 100/20
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Security

Wisewiz

Speaks Ancient Geek
Power User
VIP
Local time
10:54 AM
Posts
841
Location
Ontario, Canada
OS
11 Pro 21H2 (22000.652)
Hey, farter, :)

I'm not sure this is the answer to your question, because I'm not sure exactly what you're after. But try this:

Whatever text editor you use (Notepad, Notepad++, NoteTab, whatever) create a shortcut to its executable, then move/copy that shortcut to the All Apps folder ("C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs") so it will be in the Start set of shortcuts, then right click > Properties and give it a hotkey combination (CAX or CSX), and restart Explorer.

Then when you're in a folder (or wherever), if you hit the hotkey, you'll have an open, blank text page waiting for your input.

Will that answer your need?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.652)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i5-8400 @ 2.80MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E2442
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
    Case
    Lenovo SFF
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired 600
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
  • Operating System
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.318)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
    CPU
    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Keyboard
    Microsoft 600 wired
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium and MS Defender

FreeBooter

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
5:54 PM
Posts
753
OS
Windows 11
Thank you.
I asked my question in that thread three days ago as I did not see the shortcut there.
As there were no replies, I wondered if my question was better off in a thread of its own.

Unless someone corrects me, it looks like the shortcut I am after does not exist.
No there is no shortcut key for that.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1

theoldfarter

Member
Thread Starter
Local time
2:54 AM
Posts
9
Location
New Zealand
OS
Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000
@Wisewiz
That did the trick.
I mapped it to CTRL/SHIFT/T
It then takes about 3 seconds for the blank text file to appear.

@FreeBooter
Thanks for your answers.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF FA506IU-AL130T (A15)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen R7-4800H
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Samsung 16GB x 2 3200MHz DDR4 Dual Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX1660TI
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    OS: 512GB SSD Kingston NVME PCIe 3
    2nd: 1TB SATA SSD 860 QVO
    Internet Speed
    Fibre 100/20
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Security

theoldfarter

Member
Thread Starter
Local time
2:54 AM
Posts
9
Location
New Zealand
OS
Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000
Darn it. The blank text file appears and after writing in it and giving it a name, when I go to save, it does not automatically save into the folder I have opened. It wants me to choose a location that takes many more clicks than if I had just r/clicked in the folder and chosen a new text file.

@Wisewiz
Is there a step/modification I can do to your instructions, to get the new text file to generate & save inside the open folder?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF FA506IU-AL130T (A15)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen R7-4800H
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Samsung 16GB x 2 3200MHz DDR4 Dual Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX1660TI
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    OS: 512GB SSD Kingston NVME PCIe 3
    2nd: 1TB SATA SSD 860 QVO
    Internet Speed
    Fibre 100/20
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Security

Wisewiz

Speaks Ancient Geek
Power User
VIP
Local time
10:54 AM
Posts
841
Location
Ontario, Canada
OS
11 Pro 21H2 (22000.652)
Well, yes, it occurs to me that a .bat file or a script might be writeable that does what you want, but I'm not up to even attempting that. It wouldn't be able to give a novel name to the saved file automatically, though. You'd have to name it.

You should be able to set your text editor's defaults to always save to a specified folder. That way, you could open the text editor with a shortcut click, write your note and hit Save (or maybe just Close, if you set the text editor to autosave on Close), and you'd then always know where the latest note was, and could easily move it to another folder with a context menu "Move to folder" command (see Brink's tutorial on that), or a ribbon "Move to" click if you use the ribbon still (see Brink's tutorial for that: Replace Command Bar...).
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.652)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i5-8400 @ 2.80MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E2442
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
    Case
    Lenovo SFF
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired 600
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
  • Operating System
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.318)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
    CPU
    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Keyboard
    Microsoft 600 wired
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium and MS Defender

Feuer

Fatal Error
Member
Local time
5:54 PM
Posts
116
Location
Turkiye
OS
Windows 11 21H2 Home Single Language
There is not but it is possible to make it with autohotkey.

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2 Home Single Language
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Hometech ALFA400C
    CPU
    I'm ashamed to talk about it...
    Motherboard
    There is no such a God, I only know mother-Earth
    Memory
    3GB :(
    Graphics Card(s)
    on-board
    Sound Card
    on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    (s) is too ambitious for me
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB (SSD)
    Samsung MBG4GC 32GB (SSD)
    PSU
    I was very young when I last saw a PSU
    Case
    ...
    Cooling
    My coldness is enough to cool the computer
    Keyboard
    A broken and very clean keyboard
    Mouse
    Rat King
    Internet Speed
    Slowest internet connection in Europe
    Browser
    ChromePortable / TorBrowser
    Antivirus
    Biontech
    Other Info
    I can simply say that I took the red pill and I am not happy with it.

Wisewiz

Speaks Ancient Geek
Power User
VIP
Local time
10:54 AM
Posts
841
Location
Ontario, Canada
OS
11 Pro 21H2 (22000.652)

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.652)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i5-8400 @ 2.80MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E2442
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
    Case
    Lenovo SFF
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired 600
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
  • Operating System
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.318)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
    CPU
    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Keyboard
    Microsoft 600 wired
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium and MS Defender

Feuer

Fatal Error
Member
Local time
5:54 PM
Posts
116
Location
Turkiye
OS
Windows 11 21H2 Home Single Language
you can start with downloading this;


when you find a script, save it as AutoHotkeyU64.ahk , replace AutoHotkeyU64.exe in same folder. Run AutoHotkeyU64.exe
script will work. You can start to try it. You can edit it.

After you finished your script ;
AutoHotkey\Compiler\Ahk2Exe.exe > you can compile your ahk script to an .exe file so you wont need AutoHotkeyU64.exe anymore.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2 Home Single Language
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Hometech ALFA400C
    CPU
    I'm ashamed to talk about it...
    Motherboard
    There is no such a God, I only know mother-Earth
    Memory
    3GB :(
    Graphics Card(s)
    on-board
    Sound Card
    on-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    (s) is too ambitious for me
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB (SSD)
    Samsung MBG4GC 32GB (SSD)
    PSU
    I was very young when I last saw a PSU
    Case
    ...
    Cooling
    My coldness is enough to cool the computer
    Keyboard
    A broken and very clean keyboard
    Mouse
    Rat King
    Internet Speed
    Slowest internet connection in Europe
    Browser
    ChromePortable / TorBrowser
    Antivirus
    Biontech
    Other Info
    I can simply say that I took the red pill and I am not happy with it.

theoldfarter

Member
Thread Starter
Local time
2:54 AM
Posts
9
Location
New Zealand
OS
Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000
@Wisewiz
@Feuer
That looks a bit too advanced for me.
I would have given it a bash but I now find I don't have to.

Through other Threads in the Forum, I have been able to revert back to the Windows 10 style of right-clicking. (as well as the Explorer ribbon).
It is now just one right-click & then one left-click inside a folder to produce a text file, in the same folder. (as it used to be).

I thank you all for your help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF FA506IU-AL130T (A15)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen R7-4800H
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    Samsung 16GB x 2 3200MHz DDR4 Dual Channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX1660TI
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    OS: 512GB SSD Kingston NVME PCIe 3
    2nd: 1TB SATA SSD 860 QVO
    Internet Speed
    Fibre 100/20
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Security
Top Bottom