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Two Quick Shortcuts to Show File Properties In Windows

By July 13, 2011November 24th, 2013Tutorials

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Hi guys. In this video I have two tips I’d like to share with you, and they’re dealing specifically with how to make the properties dialog appear faster in Windows. You’re probably all familiar with right-clicking files in Windows and selecting Properties. What I’d like to show you is a quicker way of doing that – two quicker ways of doing that, actually.

The first way involves hovering your mouse over any file on the desktop or anywhere else in Windows, and simply holding ALT and double-clicking the file of your choosing. That will make the properties appear.

The other way involves clicking on the file, actually selecting it – not just hovering over it – and then simply pressing ALT+ENTER. Now, I prefer this ALT+ENTER method because it allows me to step through files using the arrow keys, and then when I get to the file I want to see, I just press ALT+ENTER.

And, as always guys, if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to leave them below – I’ll be happy to answer them.


Thanks to Marc K. for bringing the ALT double-click trick to my attention.


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