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Create a new folder in the current list-view directory
Authored by: Dr. T on Nov 25, '08 10:18:12AM

This same task can be accomplished quite easily without AppleScript and without touching the mouse.

1. With enclosing folder highlighted, type command-O. (The Finder view changes.)
2. Type command-shift-N to create a new folder.
3. Type the name of the folder followed by Enter or Return.
4. Type command-[ to return to the previous Finder view.

These steps can easily be automated (in QuicKeys or Automator or similar programs) and mapped to a keystroke combination.



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Create a new folder in the current list-view directory
Authored by: mael on Nov 25, '08 12:12:25PM

Dr. T - YOU MADE MY DAY!!!!!!
GREAT!
*JUST* what I was looking for...



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Create a new folder in the current list-view directory
Authored by: dandj on Nov 25, '08 08:39:25PM

Dr T, Good call, but line 4 (Command-[) didn't work for me.

However, Command-W (Close Window) returns to the previous (open) window.



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Create a new folder in the current list-view directory
Authored by: sjmills on Nov 25, '08 09:26:03PM

The command-[ thing probably depends on your "Always open folders in a new window" pref. If you've opened a new window, command-[ has nothing to do. But if you've changed to the new view within the same window, then it will "go back".

Also, I'd change the wording of this hint from "Right Arrow to drill down into a few subfolders" to "right arrow to twist open the disclosure triangle of a few levels of folders". When I think of "drill down", I think of the old, common practice of opening one item while closing the parent item, as in command-option-downArrow, not expanding the viewable contents of the current item.



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