Re: Windows Explorer: Set Initial Focus to TreeView - how?
I don't know of any way to configure Explorer to open with the focus in the
However, <shift>+<tab> moves the focus in the 'opposite direction' of <tab>.
So when you open Explorer, <shift>+<tab> moves the focus to the Folder pane.
That is some odd behavior with the <Enter> key. This appears to be the tab
Preview Pane (again?)
[back to ListViewItem]
However, if you navigate with the arrow keys in the treeview & use <enter>
to select a folder, the tab order is reversed for a single iteration, then
back to normal. So it becomes:
If you use <shift>+<tab>, that skips the FolderPane Header and goes back to
the Toolbar & on back from there.
You're right, it's weird. I don't know any way around it, Sorry.
Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
"Axel Dahmen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> is it possible to configure Windows Explorer to start up having the focus
> set to the TreeView control on the left?
> And is it further possible to be able to navigate through this TreeView
> with the other Windows versions, i.e. the list view tracks the currently
> selected TreeView node?
> Is it alternatively possible to have Windows Explorer give focus to the
> ListView control immediately after <ENTER> is hit on a node in the
> control? Currently I need to hit <TAB> about five times to get there.
> I find it very hard to use Vista just using the keyboard. This whole mouse
> ado is permanently distracting from what one's currently focussing on. MS,
> you read this: Take more care on using Windows "blindly" and - thereby -