Keyboard shortcut to open folder on Windows


#1

Hi,

Is there any reason why Windows is the only OS on which you can’t open a folder with a keyboard shortcut?

  • On OS X, you can just use Cmd-O to open both files and folders
  • On Linux, you can use Ctrl-O to open files and Ctrl-Shift-O to open folders
  • On Windows, you can use Ctrl-O to open files, but you have to use your mouse to go to the file menu to open a folder

The problem here can’t be that Windows doesn’t support this behaviour, since many applications do have the option to open a folder. No available keyboard shortcuts also can’t be an argument, since Ctrl-Shift-O, which is used on Linux, isn’t currently being used for something else in the Windows version.

If there isn’t any reason that this feature isn’t included, maybe it’s a good idea to include it in Atom by default. And yes, I know I can customise my keybindings, but it seems to me that it would probably be best if the editor is largely similar on all platforms.


#2

Submit a PR? This is the file you need to change: https://github.com/atom/atom/blob/master/keymaps/win32.cson


#3

PRed. Thank you for the suggestion, @thomasjo! Sometimes you just don’t think of simple things like that…

Since the issue is ‘closed’, do I need to contact a moderator to close this topic, report the topic, do nothing, …?


#4

The PR hasn’t been merged yet. If you update the topic when the PR is merged, then I’ll close the topic.


#5

Merged a few minutes ago.


#6

Thanks for the update.


#7