On Windows, you can use File Explorer and its Quick access sidebar to manage and launch files and folders. Unfortunately, this Quick access sidebar has some issues, including…
it’s a pain to reorder the Quick access items,
you cannot launch executables from it,
and you cannot give
Visual Studio Code’s
is listed as simply
rather than something meaningful like
In the next section, I describe how I create and use a Desktop shortcut.
When configuring qutebrowser,
do things in
To make it easy to get
Use Windows File Explorer to navigate
Right click its
View the Desktop by pressing Win+D.
On the Desktop, right click this
config - Shortcut,
and name it something more meaningful like
Roaming qb config.
After doing this, I can use Win+D to view the Desktop and then…
double click the shortcut to view the directory in Windows File Explorer,
or right click the shortcut and choose…
Open in Windows Terminal,
Git Bash Here,
Open with Code,
or Shift+right click the shortcut and choose…
Open PowerShell window here.
To configure your Desktop, right click anywhere on the Desktop that is not a shortcut and specify the settings you’d like. Here are some settings that I use:
Uncheck Auto arrange icons
Check Align icons to grid
Check Show Desktop icons
With the above settings, I can use drag and drop
however I like.