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How To Quickly Navigate To Your Favourite Folders From The Save As Dialog

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If you frequently work with Word documents and the like, chances are you’ll find it very annoying to quickly navigate to your folders of choice in the Windows ‘Save As’ dialog box. You have to keep clicking, clicking and clicking to go down to the folder where you want to put the file in.

You may say that the ‘Save As’ dialog box can be customized to display your preferred location, but what if you work with many different folders quite often? That is when TechHit’s QuickJump comes in quite handy.

All you need to do is download their 800KB QuickJump setup file and install it. Right click on the QuickJump system tray icon and choose ‘Configure Folder Locations’ to add your frequently accessed folders.

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I added my Downloads folder (where I temporarily place my downloaded files) and Wallpapers folder (where I save my wallpaper images), as you can see from the screenshot below:

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Click Save to save the changes.

The next time you’re on any Save As/Open Dialog in any application (be it MS Word, Firefox or whatever), just hit the Ctrl+Shift+J hotkey and the QuickJump window will pop up. Type the first few letters of the folder that you want to reach and hit enter.

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The folder is opened immediately in the Save As/Open dialog and you can save your file immediately.

You’ll find this utility a godsend if you have dozens of folders and work on files from all of them. If you have a 9-5 day job and do a lot of documents, take note!

QuickJump is currently in beta, but Alex of TechHit was kind enough to offer our readers a beta code using which you can download and try the app. If you want to give it a whirl, go here and use the beta code ktt93345211 to get in.

Written by Killer Tech Tips

May 16th, 2009 at 8:04 am