Shortcut key for closing folders?

Mesh / Xtreme gps
March 13, 2009 at 04:26:20
Specs: WinXP Home SP2, Quad Q9450/4GB
Is there a hotkey or other fast way to close all currently open Explorer/My Computer folders please, apart from finding the mimimised group in the taskbar, r-clicking and choosing 'Close Group'?

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK


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#1
March 13, 2009 at 05:05:07
Not if they're minimized.

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#2
March 13, 2009 at 06:46:48
That was confusing of me, sorry. I don't know why I said 'minimised group'! I simply meant the taskbar item. Alongside its yellow folder icon its label currently says '14 Windows Explorer'. Some of those are open, some are minimised. I want to close all of them. Just as if I used R-click > Close Group.

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK


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#3
March 13, 2009 at 09:55:44
And, You do not want set Explorer to
"Open each folder in the same window" ???

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#4
March 13, 2009 at 11:38:21
Suggestion: Try NirCmd by Nirsoft. It's a small command-line tool that will do what you want to do. It's also free.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#5
March 13, 2009 at 15:33:14
Thanks XpUser, duly downloaded & installed that and it looks as if it will do the job nicely!

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK


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#6
March 13, 2009 at 15:40:45
You're welcome. Thanks for posting back to let us know what works.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#7
March 13, 2009 at 22:04:44
Nircmd is a good tool....

As far as I am aware there is no keyboard shortcut for that per-say but there is a series of keyboard shortcuts that can do it(provide you have a win key).

<win key>+<tab>
Repeatedly hit tab until the group button is depressed.

<context key> (usually next to the right control key)
If you don't have a context key use <shift>+<F10> instead

<c>
Alternatively you could hit the up arrow and enter but that's just more keystrokes.

Of course you may not exactly call that "quick" unless you don't have a mouse/third party utility.


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#8
March 14, 2009 at 12:52:49
Excellent! Win+Tab is a new one to me and in conjunction with Sh+F10 that will let me do exactly what I want.

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK


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#9
March 15, 2009 at 03:28:59
Looks like I was hasty about that method! What I've found is that using the Context button (or Sh+F10) while a 'grouped taskbar entry' is selected, with the mouse cursor hovering, doesn't give you the same menu as r-clicking the entry. Only the latter offers the 'Close Group' option.

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Terry, East Grinstead, UK


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