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Create a new folder in the current list-view directory
Authored by: rgray on Nov 26, '08 06:19:20AM
I don't get this hint...???

I always use the list view in Finder and I customised it so the 'New Folder' button shows in the tool bar. Hit that 'button' and bang the new folder is created inside the selected folder. I played with this about 100 times yesterday after reading the hint and it works 100% of the time.

This in 10.5.5.

Why the hint? Cute as it may be it seems unnecessary.....

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Create a new folder in the current list-view directory
Authored by: Satinder S Sidhu on Nov 26, '08 08:31:00AM

I agree with rgray.

I tested new folder creation in list view in a folder 9 levels deep from root, WITH and WITHOUT New Folder… button in the toolbar. Even relaunched Finder after changing the toolbar; new folder ALWAYS appeared inside the current folder. (10.5.5)



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Some readers seem to be confused
Authored by: Dr. T on Nov 26, '08 10:43:13AM
Here's how to see the problem.
    Open your Documents folder and switch to list view. Highlight a folder that you know will have other folders inside. (We'll call it Folder 1.) Click the triangle to the left of Folder 1: The list of files and folders in Folder 1 will be indented. Select a folder from those in the indented list. (We'll call it Folder 2.) Click the triangle to see a more indented list of files and folders. With Folder 2 still highlighted, type command-shift-N or click on the New Folder button in the toolbar. A new "Untitled" folder is created within the Document folder. This occurs regardless of Finder preferences.
      I beleive some people misunderstood the problem and were double-clicking on folders in list view instead of using the list display triangles.
        The hint I posted earlier gets around the problem by opening the selected folder, creating the new folder there, then switching back to the previous list view. Apple chose the logic of its file system instead of the preferences of the users. Users who have a nested folder highlighted rarely want to make a new folder at the top level, they want it within the selected folder. We should be able to change this behavior within Finder preferences.

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        Create a new folder in the current list-view directory
        Authored by: kyngchaos on Nov 26, '08 10:26:52AM

        Sorry, no go. In list view, select a folder, click New Folder button, new folder created in the window's folder, that is, at the top level on the window. NOT inside the folder selected in the list.

        Tested on OSX 10.4.11 and 10.5.5. I even tried expanding the selected folder, just in case that was needed.



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