Handy shortcut to create a new Folder in Microsoft® Windows 7: Ctrl+Shift+N
This is the most common way in which people create folders in Windows: Right-click on the desktop and create a new folder via the context menu there. There another way to do this too. You could click the “New Folder” button from the taskbar in Windows Explorer. But then, why would you want to do that when you’ve got a handy little shortcut for it? All you need to do is press Ctrl+Shift+N simultaneously while you’re on the desktop and a new folder will be created for you.
These little known shortcuts come in quite handy for everyday tasks and it’s always difficult to imagine how you managed to work without them once you get used to using them. This same combination of keys can also create a new folder for you in a Mac, and opens a new browser window in Google Chrome. But don’t think of this as a general rule, this same combination when used with Firefox, will open a previously closed browser window.
If you’ve never used shortcuts before, this is a good one to start with, that’s because creating a folder is one of the most common tasks we do on computers. You consider this as a ‘gateway’ shortcut, because once you get used to the speed and convenience that it offers – you might just be headed your way to becoming a keyboard ninja. Keyboard Ninjas are a special category of much revered geeks who use a mix of common shortcuts and customization software like AutoHotkey to conduct all their business even before most people can move that cursor around.
Go ahead, try it now.