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How to jump to just-renamed folders in List View mode Desktop
Until I figured out this tip, I was annoyed each time I created a new folder in a List View (ordered alphabetically) Finder window. The newly-created folder would be entitled untitled folder, so the Finder view would jump to the 'U' position, with that folder selected (so far so good). After I typed the name for the new folder (for example, Bob's folder) and clicked in the window to commit the name change, the new folder would jump to its correct alphabetic location. However, the view would stay at the 'U' position, not jumping to the 'B' position, where the new folder just went to. Very annoying.

I just discovered how to make the Finder jump to the renamed folder's location in the list: Instead of clicking in the window after the new folder is named, simply press Return. Bingo; the newly-renamed folder remains selected, and the view moves up to the 'B' position. (This is going to save me a lot of scrolling in the future.) This tip works in Column View, too.

Most of you probably already knew this, but I hope it's helpful to those who did not.
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How to jump to just-renamed folders in List View mode
Authored by: Umac_de on Apr 29, '10 08:15:08AM

Also it's better to use the return to enable the rename function...



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How to jump to just-renamed folders in List View mode
Authored by: everkleer80 on Apr 30, '10 09:46:01AM

Dunno about better... Maybe easier ;-)



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Re: How to jump to just-renamed folders in List View mode
Authored by: Uncle Asad on Apr 29, '10 02:26:29PM

You can also use the up arrow after renaming, which will scroll the parent folder’s view up one row (down arrow works, too, but it will scroll down one row, hiding your new folder). This works regardless of whether you click the window to commit the rename or if you use return to commit the rename.

Another option is to start typing the name of the folder after it has been renamed, though this is less efficient (especially if you have lots of folders, or several whose names begin similarly to the newly-renamed folder).



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