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How to change File Explorer keyboard shortcuts?

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    How to change File Explorer keyboard shortcuts?


    I find the new Windows 8 File Explorer keyboard shortcuts quite infuriating. I've been using keyboard shortcuts for my entire life and have gotten used to the Window XP/7 type of shortcuts. Is there a way to change File Explorer or its shortcuts to behave like Windows 7?

    For example, in Win 7, i'd do: Alt-F (File), W (neW) , F (folder) for a new folder (or a text file). This is now under the Home tab (how does that make any sense?!?). Additionally, even if i use Alt-H, W, i can only choose Folder or Shortcut, but not any other files, such as Text.

    Who thought these changes were better? Not only does this not make sense (file tab is NOT for files), but it changes keyboard shortcut styles that were in use for decades! This kind of change should be optional for the end user. Rant over.

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    I wonder if Classic Shell restores the older explorer keyboard shortcuts?
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    Nope, I have that installed...
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How to change File Explorer keyboard shortcuts?
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