How to Resize All Window Columns with a Single Keystroke

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If you've opened a Windows folder and found all the columns squished together & hard to read, here's a quick way to resize all the columns with a simple keyboard shortcut.

(Note: this works when your computer has a full keyboard with a numeric keypad like the one pictured at right, but not from most laptop keypads.)

The keystroke combination to use is to press both the Ctrl key and the numeric keypad's + key.

Here's a sample of a folder with all the columns scrunched together...


And after:

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