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QTTabBar: Capture All Explorer Instances as Tabs

📅 2011-Sep-24 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

 

Problem

I like to have a single Windows Explorer window holding all my open directories. That is the reason I started using the awesome QTTabBar, which adds tabs support to Explorer. QTTabBar opens all the new Explorer windows opened using it inside the same Explorer window using new tabs. However, by default, it does not capture the new Explorer instances opened outside it and open them inside this Explorer window. For example, I have the habit of opening new Explorer instances using Win+E, which is a very useful shortcut to know while using Windows.

Solution

To open all Windows Explorer instances as new tabs using QTTabBar, open the Options dialog. In the Window tab, check the Capture new Explorer processes option and uncheck the Do not capture window as a new tab when opened from outside option. With this setting, you can now truly live your entire day inside a single Windows Explorer window.

Tried with: QTTabBar 1.5.0.0 Beta 2