Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Windows 8 Taskbar explorer shortcut

  1. #1

    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Home Premium

    Windows 8 Taskbar explorer shortcut

    On my windows 7 taskbar to open a new window of windows explorer i just press the mouse middle scroll button and it opened a new windows.

    It is not working in window 8. By the way I am using the start8 utility.

    I really need to get this working as I have to open quite windows sometimes very quickly.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 21,859
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello cldcp00,

    If you like, you could use the "Computer" shortcut in the tutorial below to "Pin to taskbar". It will open a new File Explorer window each time you click on it.

    Computer - Pin to Taskbar - Windows 7 Support Forums

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8 Taskbar explorer shortcut

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Pin a program to taskbar that works like a SHORTCUT
Hi, in Windows 8.1, I know how to pin a shortcut to taskbar, by just dragging it to the taskbar, and it's done. But some programs, like Googe Chrome, don't behavior like a shortcut pinned to taskbar, cause when I click them, they actually take control of the pinned icon and expand it. I don't...
General Support
Exit Explorer from Taskbar Properties in Windows 8
How to "Exit Explorer" from Taskbar Properties in Windows 8 and 8.1 This tutorial will show you how to use the Exit Explorer context menu item from taskbar properties to make it easy to completely kill all explorer tasks at once if needed in Windows 8 and 8.1. This could be handy if you...
Dial-Up Shortcut from Quick Launch or Taskbar in Windows 8
I unfortunately must still use dial-up internet. Being impossible to get my dial-up shortcut from the desktoponto the taskbar of my new Windows 8 laptop, I followed the tutorial to addQuick Launch toolbar to the taskbar, and successfully moved the shortcut tothere. With Vista, XP etc, one...
Network & Sharing
Pin BAT shortcut to taskbar?
Created a BAT to launch multiple programs when executed--but can't seem to get the shortcut onto the taskbar. Also of interest--can I string switches into a BAT start command? Thanks for any help!
Pin desktop shortcut to the taskbar
I've researched this everywhere I can think of. I'm one of those old folks, so some things are more difficult. I had absolutely no problems with WIN7 however, and just my opinion, how or who made win8 such a complete disaster for anyone to use:mad: All I want to do is pin a desktop icon to...
General Support
Internet Explorer (InPrivate) Browsing shortcut - Create in Windows 8
How to Create an Internet Explorer InPrivate Browsing Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1 InPrivate Browsing helps prevent Internet Explorer from storing data about your browsing session. This includes cookies, temporary Internet files, history, and other data. Toolbars and extensions are disabled...
Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) shortcut - Create in Windows 8
How to Create an "IE10 (No Add-ons)" Shortcut in Windows 8 Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) mode is primarily a troubleshooting tool to help determine if you have a bad add-on installed in Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer (No Add-ons) loads Internet Explorer with all add-ons, such as ActiveX...

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook