How to create folders using keyboard shortcuts in Windows?

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New keyboard shortcuts

The following table contains new keyboard shortcuts that you can use in Windows. Press this key To do this Windows logo key  + start typing Search your PC Ctrl + plus (+) or Ctrl + minus (-) Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen Ctrl + scroll wheel Zoom in or out of a large number of items, like apps pinned to the Start screen Windows logo key‌  + C Open the charms In an app, open the commands for the app Windows logo key  + F Open the Search charm to search files Windows logo key  + H Open the Share charm Windows logo key  + I Open the Settings charm Windows logo key  + K Open the Devices charm Windows logo key‌  + O Lock the screen orientation (portrait or landscape) Windows logo key‌  + Q Open the Search charm to search everywhere or within an open app (if the app supports app search) Windows logo key + S Open the Search charm to search Windows and the web Windows logo key‌  + W Open the Search charm to search settings Windows logo key‌  + Z Show the commands available in the app Note: You can also see some settings and options by going to the Settings charm when the app is open. Windows logo key‌  + spacebar Switch input language and keyboard layout Windows logo key‌  + Ctrl + spacebar Change to a previously selected input Windows logo key‌  + Tab Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps) Windows logo key‌  + Ctrl + Tab Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps) Windows logo key‌  + Shift + Tab Cycle through recently used apps (except desktop apps) in reverse order Windows logo key‌  + Shift + period (.) Snaps an app to the left Windows logo key‌  + period (.) Cycle through open apps Esc Stop or exit the current task Windows logo key‌  + Ctrl + Shift + B Wake PC from black or blank screen.

How to Create a New Folder with Shortcut on a Mac

You can press and hold Command + Shift + N new folder shortcut key combination to create a new folder in Finder on Mac.

You can also open Finder on Mac, and go to the location where you want to create the new folder. Click File menu at the top toolbar on your Mac screen, and click New Folder to create a new folder in the current location.

Still, you can also right-click the blank area to create a new folder on Mac, type a name for it and press Return.

Virtual desktops keyboard shortcuts

Press this key To do this Windows logo key  + Tab Open Task view. Windows logo key  + Ctrl + D Add a virtual desktop. Windows logo key  + Ctrl + Right arrow Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the right. Windows logo key  + Ctrl + Left arrow Switch between virtual desktops you’ve created on the left. Windows logo key  + Ctrl + F4 Close the virtual desktop you’re using.

What are shortcut keys to create new folders in Windows 10?

Normally, we right-click in order to create a new folder. On Desktop, you can create a new folder by right-clicking on an empty area, choosing New, and choosing Folder. But Windows 10, as well as 8 and 7, lets you create folders with a keyboard shortcut. Simply press Ctrl + Shift + N and you can see the new folder automatically created on your Desktop and ready for file storage or renaming.

This shortcut works on File Explorer just as well. Simply open the File Explorer (or location where you want a new folder created), press Ctrl + Shift + N, and the new folder crops up in no time.

How about if you want to create a folder in the File Explorer and you want to create it on your desktop at the same time? It’s simple: press Windows key + D. You’ll find that all folders or programs will be minimized and Desktop is the only one open. Follow the earlier steps we showed you and that’s it.

While this shortcut works in Windows 8 and 7, it won’t do so on Windows XP. If you’re a Windows XP user and you seek to create a new folder on Desktop via keyboard shortcuts, hold the Alt + F keys, and then release them before quickly pressing the W key, followed by F.

Method #2: Create a new folder by right-clicking

If you don’t remember the keyboard shortcut (or you just prefer using the mouse):

1. Navigate to the location where you want to create the folder.

2. Right-click on a blank space in the folder location. Take care with this: If you right-click on an existing item in the folder, you’ll get the wrong menu.

3. Select New then Folder from the contextual menu. Windows will create the new folder at your current location.

4. Enter your desired folder name to replace “New folder” and hit Enter.

You can create folders on the Desktop using this method too. Right-click on a blank space on the Desktop, then go to New > Folder.

Keyboard and Mouse Combination

The mouse and keyboard shortcut key combination is: Right-click, W, F. Translated that means:

  • Right-click in the window and then press the letter W followed by the letter F in quick succession.

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