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  • #21640

    Skeeve
    Participant

    Hi guys,

    When I right click a tab and use the function ‘Open Windows Explorer’ the corresponding directory will be opened in windows explorer.

    I am using a custom explorer, called ‘Directory Opus’ which is much more convenient and this explorer is capable to re-route calls of windows explorer. In other words, if I use a such a function in any program, Dopus will open instead of windows explorer.

    However, there are a few exceptions, where windows explorer is hardcoded and EmEditor is one of them. I already studied their forum and they explained that the application must use the SHOpenFolderAndSelectItems API call instead of calling hardcoded explorer.exe with the /select parameter.

    Feel free to check details here:
    https://resource.dopus.com/t/free-download-manager-opens-explorer-instead-of-opus/24963/2

    If I got that right, there are no other disadvantages, this is just a more modern approach and for users that only have the standard windows explorer, the behaviour is the same as before.

    Much appreciated, if there is any chance that this will be updated in a future release.

    Thanks a lot,
    Kind regards,
    Marcus

    #21641

    Yutaka Emura
    Keymaster

    That’s brilliant! I will use SHOpenFolderAndSelectItems on the next version.

    Thanks,

    #21642

    Skeeve
    Participant

    Awesome, thank you so much!

    If by any chance this function also could be added to the normal file menu, that would be a big plus. (At the moment this function can only be chosen from the tab menu if I got that right).

    Again, many thanks for support!

    Kind regards,
    Marcus

    #21643

    Yutaka Emura
    Keymaster

    Hello,

    You can right-click on an file list item in the file menu, and select “Open Windows Explorer”. Please see:

    #21647

    Skeeve
    Participant

    Aw, that’s how it works:)
    Many thanks!

    Kind regards,
    Marcus

    #21677

    Skeeve
    Participant

    This works great now, many thanks!

    Is there a way to assign a keyboard shortcut to this function?

    #21678

    Yutaka Emura
    Keymaster

    Unfortunately, currently there are no ways to assign a keyboard shortcut to the Open Windows Explorer command. I will consider that in future versions.

    Thanks,

    #21733

    Skeeve
    Participant

    Is this now possible in 16.7.1? Tried to figure out how, but still couldn’t get it to work.

    Thanks,
    Kind regards,
    Skeeve

    #21735

    Yutaka Emura
    Keymaster

    No, it is NOT included in v16.7.1. If this is important, I will included this feature on the next major version.
    Thanks,

    #21736

    Display Error
    Participant

    Coincidentally I’ve just started switching over to XYplorer as my replacement for Window Explorer and stumbled across the same issue!
    Many thanks for including this in your future roadmap 🙂

    #21739

    Skeeve
    Participant

    Thanks for getting back to me with this.

    It’s up to you but I think all users would benefit from a more flexible customization. It would be a huge plus if all the commands from the TAB section could also be used in the menus or for shortcuts.

    Many thanks for your consideration, much appreciated!

    Kind regards,
    Marcus

    #21752

    LTT
    Participant

    @skeeve
    @Display Error

    I think [External Tools] are also the (better) solutions when needed, where you can customize whatever you want. Not only the opened file can be handled, but also the text, e.g. $(SelText), $(CurLine), etc. And shortcut keys can be used.

    And you can even use macros, which can handle RecentFileList, etc. Shortcuts can be used as well.

    By the way,
    For Windows Explorer, SHOpenFolderAndSelectItems will reuse the existing window of the same path, and change the selection in it. This is the difference I see. So sometimes I’d rather using:
    explorer /n,/select,”$(Path)”
    which keeps different selections in different windows.

    #21753

    Yutaka Emura
    Keymaster

    Hello LTT,

    Thanks for information. I will change the default arguments for Windows Explorer to /select,”$(Path)” on the next version.

    #21755

    Skeeve
    Participant

    I hope this doesn’t mean that this will be reverted to the old method? I couldn’t use shortcuts to my custom explorer any longer in that case which would be disappointing and I would consider to keep my current version in that case.

    If that’s the plan, an option would be nice.

    Many thanks for consideration,
    Kind regards,
    Marcus

    #21756

    LTT
    Participant

    I think Yutaka means the default [Windows Explorer] entry in [External Tools].

    SHOpenFolderAndSelectItems is good. I like it as well.
    But I don’t think we need to rely on it all the time.

    I just suggest you launch your custom explorer via [External Tools] (and thus you can assign a keyboard shortcut to it), regardless of whatever the referred entry in Tab Menu would be.
    Is there any disadvantage for you that way?

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