Windows 10: Cannot type multiple characters in Windows Explorer

Discus and support Cannot type multiple characters in Windows Explorer in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; For the past few months when using the Windows Explorer File Manager after opening it I cannot type multiple characters to jump to the section of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by jgt, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. JGT
    jgt Win User

    Cannot type multiple characters in Windows Explorer


    For the past few months when using the Windows Explorer File Manager after opening it I cannot type multiple characters to jump to the section of interest. Example:

    1. I open the Windows Explorer File Manager and go to my Documents folder R:\Libraries\Documents where I have over 200 folders.
    2. Now I desire to open the "R:\Libraries\Documents\Receipts & Confirmations" but it is way down the list, in the past if I typed "re" without the quotes the view would change and I'd see the first folder where the name started with "re".
    3. Today if I type "re", the view bounces to the first folder that starts with "r" and immediately then bounces to the first folder that starts with "e".

    I'm running Win10 Pro x64 with the latest updates.

    :)
     
  2. tracy2016 Win User

    Where can I get the candidate characters while typing in traditional characters?

    I am trying to type in Traditional Chinese, but the candidate list does not show at all!

    It is impossible to type two keys as you suggested. Is there any way I could type in traditional characters as I do in simplified characters?

    Can you help me solve this problem? Many thanks.
     
    tracy2016, Sep 24, 2020
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  3. Windows Explorer Replacement?

    are you running IE7? if not that wouold be my first suggestion,upgrade to ie7 that can fix some stability issues with windows explorer
     
    Athlon2K15, Sep 24, 2020
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  4. Ahhzz Win User

    Cannot type multiple characters in Windows Explorer

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Sep 24, 2020
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