On Windows, you can use File Explorer and its Quick access sidebar to manage and launch files and folders. Unfortunately, this 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
File Explorer’s sidebar is also known as the Navigation pane. To control whether it is displayed, do the following.
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 the
icon that’s labeled
config - Shortcut,
and name it something more meaningful,
After doing this, I can use Win+D to view the Desktop and then…
double click the shortcut to open the directory in Windows File Explorer,
or Right click the shortcut and in the context menu choose either…
Open in Windows Terminal,
Git Bash Here,
Open Folder as IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition Project
Open with Code,
or Shift+Right click the shortcut and choose…
Open PowerShell window here.
To configure your Desktop, Right click an open spot on it and specify the settings you’d like. Here are some of the Desktop View > settings that I use:
Auto arrange icons
Align icons to grid
Show Desktop icons
With the above settings, I can
drag and drop
and arrange them
however I like.