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X1 Carbon 5th gen - User defined key setup

2017-04-23, 16:39 PM

Hi all,

 

maybe a lame quedstion, but the X1 features this nice, programmable "Star" key. I can think of several folders I would like to use it as a shortcut to, however I fail to think of a way to do so:

 

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I would like it to open explorer in a specific path (folder). E.g. open explorer with C:\Program Files.

So it is neither an application (alone), nor a specific file.

How do I do that? Any workarounds?

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Re: X1 Carbon 5th gen - User defined key setup

2017-04-23, 19:02 PM

Hi,

 

I hadn't noticed that key on my TP Yoga 370.  Thanks for pointing this out :)

 

In a very quick test, this seemed to work:

 

Create a bat file.  Mine is called StarTest.bat.  The contents are one line: 

 

start  explorer "C:\Program Files"

 

I set up the star key to open StarTest.bat as a file.

 

As I said, this test was quick and clueless, so no idea if it is intended to work this way.  Give it a try.

 

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Re: X1 Carbon 5th gen - User defined key setup

2017-04-24, 7:21 AM

Worked like a charm! :) How did I not think of that :))

 

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Re: X1 Carbon 5th gen - User defined key setup

2017-04-27, 7:56 AM

...a follow up, advanced question ;)

Any way of making Explorer go to the end of the list (scroll down). Basically to open explorer with specific folder and "hit" the End key automatically...?

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Re: X1 Carbon 5th gen - User defined key setup

2017-04-27, 14:18 PM

That's way above my pay grade ;)  No idea.

 

Try serching explorer command line options?

 

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