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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
GeneralRe: I heard you like code in your code Pin
honey the codewitch5-Jan-24 9:39
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honey the codewitch5-Jan-24 9:48
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Chris Maunder11-Jan-24 1:27
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GeneralThe biggest little array you've ever seen. Pin
honey the codewitch18-Nov-23 6:26
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Andre Oosthuizen18-Nov-23 7:57
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trønderen18-Nov-23 9:25
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honey the codewitch18-Nov-23 9:26
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GeneralQuick Tip: Windows Explorer, best shortcut ever!!! PinPopular
raddevus23-Oct-23 8:54
mvaraddevus23-Oct-23 8:54 
At work they have Windows Explorer set to automatically traverse to a place that I rarely, if ever, need to access. Why?!?

It kind of drove me crazy, because I'd open Windows Explorer then click multiple drives & folders to finally end up in my UserProfile, because 99% of the time I needed to be there to save some data.

Life-Changing Shortcut I don't think I'm overstating this. Roll eyes | :rolleyes:
Anyways, one of the best things I've done for myself in a long time was simply
1. Create a shortcut that opens File Explorer directly into my %UserProfile% directory -- that's c:\users\<your-user-name>\
2. Add the following Target: C:\windows\explorer.exe %userprofile%
3. Add a shortcut key Ctrl + Shift + Right (arrow) to immediately run the shortcut.

Here's a snapshot of what the shortcut looks like[^].
Now, any time I want File Explorer I just Ctrl+Shift+Right(arrow) and it opens up.

Shortcut Seems Faster
Also, I've discovered that for some reason this copy of File Explorer seems to open faster than if you click the one on the TaskBar
(Maybe because this one doesn't have to hit the network since it is going directly to a specific path???)

I've been using this for months now it has provided many benefits:
1. Less folder clicking
2. Less screaming, "Why am I automatically navigated to this @#&%@#!!! network folder!!"
3. I used to be bald and all my hair grew back.
4. Previously I was 5'2" and now I'm 6'4" tall
5. A bag of money fell out of the sky and landed next to me.
6. Various other benefits which are too good to mention here. Roll eyes | :rolleyes:
GeneralRe: Quick Tip: Windows Explorer, best shortcut ever!!! Pin
Mircea Neacsu23-Oct-23 10:38
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Mircea Neacsu23-Oct-23 10:55
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raddevus24-Oct-23 2:44
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Peter Kassenaar24-Oct-23 23:57
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GeneralRe: Quick Tip: Windows Explorer, best shortcut ever!!! Pin
PIEBALDconsult25-Oct-23 3:53
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sasadler25-Oct-23 6:12
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sasadler25-Oct-23 6:46
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GeneralRe: Quick Tip: Windows Explorer, best shortcut ever!!! Pin
Paul Sanders (the other one)24-Oct-23 21:22
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Gary Wheeler25-Oct-23 1:15
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Joe Fallon25-Oct-23 4:32
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