Opening a command line terminal from Windows Explorer
I'm sure that I'm not the only one who gets irritated when opening a terminal window from the Windows start menu that the first thing I have to do is cd out of my user directory into wherever I want to be.
On my old Win 7 machine I had an Explorer extension that let me open a command line in the selected directory. I don't have that on my current Win 10 machine. Neither do I want to do some registry editing nonsense to enable it.
So imagine the joy when I discovered this hack yesterday:
In Windows Explorer select the folder where you want to open a command line terminal window. Select the folder in the left hand pane.
Type cmd in the address bar.
Press enter, and voila!
Wow ... wish I'd known that a few years ago.
Now, if I'm the only one in the world who doesn't know this already apologies for wasting your time!
And yes, I'm still using cmd.exe, and no, I don't use PowerShell. And yes, I'm an old fart resisting change. But I've checked and it works for PowerShell too:
Which is nice.