Maybe I'm the last one to find/discover this trick but I was so pleased to find it, I had to share it anyways.
Often when browsing directories in Windows Explorer you want to open a command shell, using the directory being viewed as the current directory. In older versions of Windows you could add an item to the context menu by adding a registry setting or installing a third-party utility.
In Windows 7 (and possibly Vista, Windows 2008) a menu item is added to the context-sensitive right-click menu by holding down SHIFT as you click:
Yvan Rodrigues has 25 years of experience in information systems and software development for the manufacturing sector. He runs Red Cell Innovation Inc.
/L'innovation de Globules Rouges
, a consulting company focusing on efficiency and automation of manufacturing and business processes for small businesses, healthcare, and the public sector. He is a Certified Technician (C.Tech.), a professional designation granted by the Institute of Engineering Technology of Ontario (IETO).
Yvan draws on experience at Mabel's Labels Inc.
as Manager of Systems and Development, and the University of Waterloo
as Information Systems Manager.
Yvan supports open-source software. He is a committer for SharpKit
(Issue/Ticket Management System), and contributes to MySQL, Ghostscript, iTextSharp, Bacula, FreeBSD, MonoTouch, and Mono for Android.
Yvan's consumer-focused apps can be found in the Windows Store, Apple App Store, and Google Play marketplace.