Navigate Folders Quicker In Windows Explorer With Alt+Left And Right

Navigate Folders Quicker in Windows Explorer with Alt+Left and Right

Windows Explorer has handy forward and back buttons for navigating folder history, but you can do it much faster with a keyboard shortcut: Alt+Left and Alt+Right.

This is really handy if you're jumping back and forth between folders. Holding Alt and pressing the left arrow key will move you backward in your Explorer history, and right will move you forward. It's a good shortcut to add to your repertoire. Hit the link below for a few other handy ones.

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    or you could get a mouse with 5 buttons, i only do this when i have a crap mouse

    This is common throughout Windows, most notably Internet Explorer, but it even works in Word for example.

    alt+left and alt+right have been the standard for 'back' and 'forward' for a long time now. You'll note they also work in chrome, firefox, and IE and across most linux environments (though I can't remember whether it works on OSX or not)

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