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Authored by: asmeurer on Jan 01, '09 10:30:10AM

I use the sidebar all the time, especially in open and save dialog boxes. I have 33, though I only really use the top 10.

Here's an interesting poll suggestion: what method do you use to open folders not in your sidebar or otherwise easily aliased (e.g., if you wanted to open the folder "/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreData.framework/Resources/English.lproj/" as a random example of a deep folder almost no one has a shortcut to)? Do you use the column view, do you just double click through, the go to menu item, or maybe "open /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreData.framework/Resources/English.lproj/" in Terminal (this is what I use).



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Sidebar
Authored by: billr on Jan 01, '09 01:53:04PM

I use column view all the time to get to deeply-nested folders for which I have no shortcuts.

Only nine items in the sidebar -- I too removed all the time-related ones as being of no use to me. I put a new item there for a subfolder I know I'll be using more than once or twice that day.



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Want keyboard shortcut to get to Sidebar
Authored by: billr on Jan 01, '09 01:57:39PM

I would find the Sidebar even more appealing to use if there were a way to create a keyboard shortcut to set the focus to the Sidebar, instead of having to use my MacBook Pro's trackpad to move to and click the item I want. Anyone have a suggestion as to how to do this?

I suspect there must be some way to get QuicKeys to do it, but I haven't yet thought of one.



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Want keyboard shortcut to get to Sidebar
Authored by: robg on Jan 02, '09 09:17:58AM

As far as I can tell, the sidebar is 100% keyboard-proof. I've submitted this as a bug on a couple of occasions, but so far, no action has been taken on it. It's the only area of the Finder that doesn't seem to understand that some people enjoy using the keyboard more than the mouse.

-rob.



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