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Open/Save dialog box keyboard nav returns! System
As the subject says, it now works in 10.2.3!

[Editor's note: Amazingly useful feature tossed into a small update! If you've been missing this core functionality, it's back now ... just make sure the file section has the focus by hitting Tab until it's highlighted, and then use the keyboard to select drives, folders, and files by typing the first few letters of their names. If you used this feature a lot in OS 9, you'll have to get used to using the Left and Right arrow keys to move from column to column, as Tab will take you to the next screen element, not the next column.]
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New folder
Authored by: foo12 on Dec 30, '02 04:23:23PM

But oddly the dialog popped-up by the \'Create New Folder\' button in the save dialog no longer lets you hit return to trigger the default button. *grumble*



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No folder for you
Authored by: Eravau on Dec 30, '02 11:26:34PM

I noticed that too...drives me crazy. It's another one of those annoying interface things they should have had cleaned up from the beginning.

Kind of like when you create a new folder in the finder with cmd-shift-n and it doesn't let you immediately edit the name (ala pre-OS X).

And speaking of the "New Folder" in the open/save dialogs...why can't we have a keyboard shortcut back for that...I'll even settle for the cmd-shift-n like in the Finder. Give me back my full keyboard navigation in open/save dialogs and I'll be a happier man.

(At least they're getting closer.)



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No soup for you
Authored by: redwoodtree on Jan 01, '03 08:30:19PM

Not sure what you mean. I can press command, shift + n and get a new folder, edit the name and hit return to save. I wonder if your install is horked up.



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No folder for you
Authored by: dave1212 on Jan 10, '03 06:22:47PM
"like when you create a new folder in the finder with cmd-shift-n and it doesn't let you immediately edit the name (ala pre-OS X). "



Sure you can! 10.2.3


Press command, shift + n and get a new folder, edit the name and hit return to save. Hands never leaving the keys.

And it will EVEN keep your current selection(s) active. EVEN in the same column! That's nuts.. it rules for organizing.. just what the "Finder" was meant to do in the first place! :)

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New folder
Authored by: JohnnyMnemonic on Dec 31, '02 01:11:07PM

Hm. Mine works: once I name a new folder, I can accept the new name and create the folder by hitting return. iBook running 10.2.3, updated from 10.1. I wonder what the difference is?



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can't edit the name of a new folder
Authored by: jason mark on Jan 04, '03 04:56:55PM

1) go to finder
2) open a window
3) set it to list view
4) command-shift-n for a new folder

RESULT: it doesn't let you edit the name until you hit return

5) set to icon view
6) command-shift-n for a new folder

RESULT: It works

7) set to collumn view
8) command-shift-n for a new folder

RESULT: It works fine

EXPECT: it should work for those of us who love the list view. ;)

I submitted this to http://www.apple.com/macosx/feedback/ but if anyone else feels strongly about it they should too. :)



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You are in error, sir.
Authored by: dave1212 on Jan 10, '03 06:27:01PM
"1) go to finder
2) open a window
3) set it to list view
4) command-shift-n for a new folder
RESULT: it doesn't let you edit the name until you hit return "




Sure it does! 10.2.3


Press command, shift + n and get a new folder, edit the name and hit return to save. Hands never leaving the keys.

And it will EVEN keep your current selection(s) active. EVEN in the same column! That's nuts.. it rules for organizing.. just what the "Finder" was meant to do in the first place! :)

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