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Windows Explorer - Open folder in new window with middle mouse click

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I'm using the software WindowTabs and would like to open a folder in a new window.

WindowTabs then makes a new tab out of that window.

This would be similar behavior like in firefox.

My question is, how can I can open a folder in a new window with a wheelclick (middle mouse button).

Can I emulate the string + double click?

Can I use the windows api, due that I don't have to emulate something?


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You could just Run() or ShellExecute() an explorer.exe commandline:

EXPLORER.EXE [/n][/e][,/root,<object>][[,/select],<sub object>]

/n: Opens a new window in single-paned (My Computer) view for each item

selected, even if the new window duplicates a window that is

already open.

/e: Uses Windows Explorer view. Windows Explorer view is most similar

to File Manager in Windows version 3.x. Note that the default view

is Open view.

/root,<object>: Specifies the root level of the specified view. The

default is to use the normal namespace root (the

desktop). Whatever is specified is the root for the

display. Can be a UNC network path.

/select,<sub object>: Specifies the folder to receive the initial

focus. If "/select" is used, the parent folder

is opened and the specified object is selected.


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#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <GuiListView.au3>

HotKeySet('{ESC}', '_EXIT')

Global Const $tagMSLLHOOKSTRUCT = 'int X;int Y;uint;uint;uint;ulong_ptr'
Global Const $WM_MOUSEMOVE      = 0x0200
Global Const $WM_LBUTTONDOWN             = 0x0201
Global Const $WM_LBUTTONUP                  = 0x0202
Global Const $WM_LBUTTONDBLCLK     = 0x0203
Global Const $WM_RBUTTONDOWN             = 0x0204
Global Const $WM_RBUTTONUP                  = 0x0205
Global Const $WM_RBUTTONDBLCLK              = 0x0206
Global Const $SHELLDLL_DefView        = "SHELLDLL_DefView"

Dim $hMHook, $pMHook, $hHook
Dim $iDiff = TimerInit()

$hMHook = DllCallbackRegister('LowLevelMouseProc', 'long', 'int;wparam;lparam')
$pMHook = DllCallbackGetPtr($hMHook)

$hHook = _WinAPI_SetWindowsHookEx($WH_MOUSE_LL, $pMHook, _WinAPI_GetModuleHandle(0))

While 1

Func _EXIT()

Func OnAutoItExit()

Func LowLevelMouseProc($iCode, $iwParam, $ilParam)
    Local $tMSLLHOOKSTRUCT = DllStructCreate($tagMSLLHOOKSTRUCT, $ilParam)
    Local $hWnd
    If $iCode < 0 Then Return _WinAPI_CallNextHookEx($hHook, $iCode, $iwParam, $ilParam)
    If $iwParam = 0x0207 Then
            $hWnd = _WinAPI_WindowFromPoint($tMSLLHOOKSTRUCT)
            If _WinAPI_GetClassName(_WinAPI_GetParent($hWnd)) = $SHELLDLL_DefView And _
                _WinAPI_IsClassName($hWnd, $__LISTVIEWCONSTANT_ClassName) Then
                Local $avArray = _GUICtrlListView_HitTest($hWnd)
                If $avArray[0] > -1 Then
                    $filename=_GUICtrlListView_GetItemText($hWnd, $avArray[0])
                ;   if Stringright($filename,3)="au3" then

                        if ControlGetFocus('Program Manager','') = "SysListView321" then ShellExecute("C:\windows\explorer.exe",'"'&@DesktopDir&$filename&'"')
                        if ControlGetFocus("[class:ExploreWClass]") = "SysListView321" or ControlGetFocus("[class:CabinetWClass]")= "SysListView321"  then ShellExecute("C:\windows\explorer.exe",'"'&ControlGetText("", "", "Edit1")&$filename&'"')
                        ConsoleWrite(_GUICtrlListView_GetItemText($hWnd, $avArray[0]) & @LF)
                        return 1
                ;   EndIf
    Return _WinAPI_CallNextHookEx($hHook, $iCode, $iwParam, $ilParam)

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