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10.6: Finder-like keyboard navigation in Stacks System 10.6
As you may recall, in 10.5 you could navigate Stacks via the keyboard and open Stack items in the background. I'm thrilled that both of these hints still work in 10.6, and that there are some new keyboard behaviors available.

In 10.6, inside an open Stack, you can now dig into a selected folder by pressing Return (or Command-O or Command-Down Arrow) to view the contents of a folder, and then press Command-Up Arrow to go back to the enclosing folder in the Stack. Pressing Command-Return opens the enclosing folder in a Finder window (and add the Option key to open it in the background).
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10.6: Finder-like keyboard navigation in Stacks
Authored by: robogobo on Sep 10, '09 04:09:07PM

goodness I love this website.

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10.6: More Finder-like keyboard navigation in Stacks
Authored by: drmacnut on Sep 13, '09 12:08:23AM

Good hint. In addition, in Grid, Fan, or List mode in Stacks, you can just press the starting letter of the folder or file you wish to get to, and it jumps right there (just like Finder, really). If you're quick enough, you can type the first two or three letters to be more specific. In Grid or Fan mode, to get to the start of the items, hit Space (this won't work in List view). To exit, hit Esc or Command-fullstop (period).

Regrettably, however, using the arrow keys to navigate around in either Grid or Fan mode, there is no "wrapping" from one line to the next (Grid) or from top to bottom (Fan). BUT, if you are using Tab and Shift-Tab to navigate, the hover point will wrap as expected. Strange. So I just keep my left hand on Tab and my right hand on the arrows if in Grid mode. :)

List mode does not allow the use of Tab/Shift-Tab, although it is my favourite view for large stacks.

Not much of this is new, but it is relevant I think to the heading of this hint. Hope it helps.

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