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Navigate list view finders with one keystroke Desktop
I just discovered this nifty little keyboard shortcut!

When you're viewing a Finder window in "list view" and you have selected a folder, you can use the right and left arrow keys on your keyboard to expand and collapse the folder! Cool! It used to be that you could only do this with command-left arrow or command-right arrow, but now you can just hit the arrow key by itself and it collapses/expands. Niiice! I'll use this one all the time.
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and you can use the ups and downs
Authored by: a_wylie on Sep 18, '02 11:02:46AM

the up and down arrows will take you up or down a level in this view as well. Very neat.

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Command Key needed
Authored by: dancinbear on Sep 18, '02 11:31:36AM

For browsing the hierarchy of the folders (going up and down levels in the folders), one needs to hold down the Command Key.

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Command Key needed
Authored by: a_wylie on Sep 20, '02 01:02:10PM


on my machine running 10.1.5, using the command key and down arrow drills down through folders in list view, opening each one in a new window. On the way back it does exactly the reverse, until I get to to the root level of the machine (ie where you go if you click "my computer" in a window).

Then if you keep using command up arrow it selects all items in the list and then, if you use command down arrow, it opens windows for them all in the finder. Hard disks are opened in column view, everything else (cd's etc) in icon view.

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