Double the trouble - in Windows XP
September 7, 2008 3:45 PM Subscribe
Double the Windows problems - creating a shortcut to CMD at a specific folder, and what's up with Desktop horizontal selecting?
posted by curagea to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
My Google-fu failed me once again! I'm asking two questions, not entirely related to each other, but both dealing with Windows XP
1. I remember making a shortcut on my Desktop that opens a CMD window, that starts off at a specific folder. I've Googled around to find the steps for making that shortcut, with no luck. There's a similar way - tweaking the Registry to have an "Open CMD here" option when you right-click on an item - but I want an actual shortcut on my Desktop that does the same thing. This is because I don't want to open a bunch of folders just to right-click on something to open CMD - I want to get there now. Anyone know the steps (or what I'm talking about)?
2. Usually when you Shift-select items in Explorer, it selects vertically down the list. Even in thumbnail mode, it selects according to however you sort it in Details mode. So why, for the love of God, does Shift-clicking on the Desktop result in horizontal selecting, out of sort order? I see that my Desktop folders and shortcuts are sorted by name vertically, yet Shift-clicking goes horizontal. That just boggles my mind. Is there any way to change this?