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List view folder navigation shortcuts Desktop
In list mode, to open a sub-folder, select it by clicking on it once and then press right arrow for opening it (left arrow closes it).

To open the folder and all of its subfolders, press option-right arrow, and use option-left arrow to close all. If you have already used a right arrow to open the folder leaving the subfolders closed, another option-right arrow will also open the subfolders.
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opt-arrow in list view
Authored by: sorcererpug on Feb 15, '02 04:14:41AM

It seems opt-right arrow only opens the next level of folders, while cmd-opt-right opens all folders within the hilighted folder. Shift-opt-right arrow will open two levels of folders. More modifiers may have other effects, but I got bored with playing it at this point. Thanks for the tip. I may use list view more often now.

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opt-arrow in list view
Authored by: tochoa on Feb 20, '02 10:20:51PM

This is not an OS X hint - been around since System 7 days (at least).

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