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10.5: How to select and close folders quickly in list view
Authored by: corienti on Nov 05, '07 02:40:37PM

Interesting; I just tried it and see what you mean. You forgot to mention, however, that you were using the expansion triangles to open folders; I first had to figure out that that's what you were talking about.

I'm an extreme keyboard fanatic and use list view exclusively 100% of the time; I cannot stand any other views; *especially* column view (and don't even talk about icon view). Coverflow is quite useful sometimes though.

But I never use the expansion triangles. I don't find them useful at all. To go into subfolders, I simply open them, with cmd-down, and go back up with cmd-up. I also use cmd-back (square brace) a fair bit.
Never really got the point of the expansion triangles.

Now that I understand your hint though, I do agree, the keyboard functionality of the expansion triangles, if you use them, is greatly improved in Leopard.

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10.5: How to select and close folders quickly in list view
Authored by: mantrid on Nov 05, '07 02:54:00PM

It's nice if you want to see everything at once.

Try selecting a folder, then press option+<right arrow>. Boom - all of your subfolders are expanded.

Oh, did I mention that System 7 could do that, even though OS 10.0-10.4 couldn't? Well, it's overdue but at least they finally brought that one back.

Unfortunately, there's still a bug. With the folders expanded, try renaming something inside an expanded folder, and press the left-arrow a few times. Instead of moving the insertion point, the folder snaps shut right. Oh well, it is still 10.5.0.

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Yes, the hint title should read "fold", not "close"
Authored by: VRic on Nov 06, '07 06:44:23AM

The feature is called "fold/unfold", not "close/open".

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