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Old December 8th 17, 02:43 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Char Jackson
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Default Can I select a file this way?

On Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:08:08 +0000, Terry Pinnell
wrote:

Char Jackson wrote:

On Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:42:10 +0000, Terry Pinnell
wrote:

"Jonathan N. Little" wrote:

Terry Pinnell wrote:
WinKey Left click in Search box (unless there's a way to get text
cursor there automatically?)

WinKey then just start typing and you will see...

...nothing. Here anyway.


For me, on 7, 8.1, and 10, I can just start typing after WinKey or after
clicking the Start orb. The search box is automatically looking for text
input. No need to explicitly select it.


Clearly something puzzlingly different in my case.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9vbqid7hkb...zzle.mp4?raw=1


That doesn't look like the native Win10 Start menu, does it? If you're
running something like Classic Shell, you'd probably have to look there
for a setting that restores the default search behavior.

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Old December 8th 17, 02:46 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Char Jackson
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Default Can I select a file this way?

On Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:06:26 +0000, Terry Pinnell
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Char Jackson wrote:

On Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:50:47 +0000, Terry Pinnell
wrote:

"Mr. Man-wai Chang" wrote:

On 12/7/2017 11:32 PM, Terry Pinnell wrote:

Those would open the file, not select it.


In that case, CTRL+A will select the text.

Eh? I don't want to select the text. I want to do what I described:
select the file in its folder; the sort of operation I assume you, like
me, do scores or hundreds of times a day!


If I understand correctly, for me the number would be zero. ;-)

I do deal with files, but never via the Run dialog. I use Windows
Explorer or its Win10 equivalent.


If I understand correctly...


I don't think you did. I wasn't suggesting that anyone but me wanted to
select a file by the method I'm seeking. Simply explaining to Mr.
Man-wai Chang that 'selecting a file in a folder' was a frequent
everyday occurrence.


No, I specifically meant selecting a file via the Start Run dialog.
That doesn't sound like a good idea to me, and it's not something I can
remember doing.

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Old December 8th 17, 06:53 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Can I select a file this way?

On 12/7/2017 11:50 PM, Terry Pinnell wrote:

In that case, CTRL+A will select the text.


Eh? I don't want to select the text. I want to do what I described:
select the file in its folder; the sort of operation I assume you, like
me, do scores or hundreds of times a day!


I don't see a "Copy File Location" function as in browsers. Are you
trying to specify a shortcut to the file as text?

Anyway, I no longer follow, Your Honor. Knocking myself out....

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Old December 8th 17, 06:57 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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On 12/7/2017 10:14 PM, Terry Pinnell wrote:
If I have a file's full path and name on the clipboard, how can I use
the Run box (or any other way) to get it selected (highlighted) in File
Explorer please?


Shift+Right Click gives you 'Copy as path'!

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2500...clipboard.html

(Found by searching for "windows explorer copy full path to file" via
Google.

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Old December 8th 17, 09:50 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Can I select a file this way?

Terry Pinnell wrote:

Char Jackson wrote:

on 7, 8.1, and 10, I can just start typing after WinKey or after
clicking the Start orb.


Clearly something puzzlingly different in my case.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9vbqid7hkb...zzle.mp4?raw=1


So you install something (Start8? Classic shell?) to make your PC look
like WinXP, and are then puzzled that it doesn't look like Win10?

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Old December 8th 17, 06:01 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
Terry Pinnell[_3_]
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Default Can I select a file this way?

Char Jackson wrote:

On Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:08:08 +0000, Terry Pinnell
wrote:

Char Jackson wrote:

On Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:42:10 +0000, Terry Pinnell
wrote:

"Jonathan N. Little" wrote:

Terry Pinnell wrote:
WinKey Left click in Search box (unless there's a way to get text
cursor there automatically?)

WinKey then just start typing and you will see...

...nothing. Here anyway.

For me, on 7, 8.1, and 10, I can just start typing after WinKey or after
clicking the Start orb. The search box is automatically looking for text
input. No need to explicitly select it.


Clearly something puzzlingly different in my case.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9vbqid7hkb...zzle.mp4?raw=1


That doesn't look like the native Win10 Start menu, does it? If you're
running something like Classic Shell, you'd probably have to look there
for a setting that restores the default search behavior.


Bingo, thanks a bunch. I'd forgotten about installing the Classic Menu
18 months or so ago.

I've found a setting that appears to give it focus immediately on using
Win key. Here's a screenshot in case anyone else has the problem.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/etfoy760nx...l-01.jpg?raw=1

Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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Old December 11th 17, 05:45 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10
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Default Can I select a file this way?

Terry Pinnell wrote:

Terry Pinnell wrote:

If I have a file's full path and name on the clipboard, how
can I use the Run box (or any other way) to get it selected
(highlighted) in File Explorer please?


Win r, Opens Run box, then type: 'Explorer /select,
Ctrl+V' Enter


That looks like an efficient method.

Jonathan's method works, even programmatically if your macro
program is compatible with whatever weird sort of programming
Microsoft is using in the Windows key dialogue area.

WinKey (paste filespec) *Right-Click* Open file location

Programmatically, you use the Apps key instead of right clicking
(to bring down the dialogue). But then you must figure out how
to select the top choice (of two). Programmatically, that
appears to be very difficult without maybe using a mouse command
that is always less desirable. Something even weirder from
Microsoft this way comes.

After you press WinKey, you should be able to type or paste.
Something is wrong with your system if you cannot. There is no
text box. There is no focus indication (like other recent
Microsoft harebrained ideas). You just type or paste.
 




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