How-to: Open file or folder properties without context menu

Normally you would access the properties of a file or folder by right-clicking it, then selecting Properties from the appearing context menu. Did you know that you can open these properties without using your mouse?

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  1. Select the file or folder using the mouse or arrow keys.
  2. Press the keyboard shortcut Alt + Enter.
  3. The “Properties of” dialog opens instantly.

You prefer using your mouse? Hold down the Alt key, then double-click the file, folder or application icon.