[Users] dealing with *too* many folders

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Sun Dec 8 18:27:24 CET 2013

Hi Charles,

Like you, I was talking about the dialog box opened by Ctrl+o. Try
all the referenced hotkeys after pressing Ctrl+O.

* Home goes to top
* End goes to bottom
* - collapses the current node (whole outline if on top node)
* + expands current node
* Ctrl+KB_Plus expands whole outline
* PgUp and PgDn do exactly what you'd expect
* Up and Down go to next match, or one up or down if no search
* Backspace goes to current node's parent


* Ctrl+o, - collapses the first account
* Ctrl+o, -, + opens first account to level 1
* Ctrl+o, End, - collapses the last account
* Then move up one line and do the same thing to collapse the second to
  last account

So, no matter what state of expansion or collapse you want the Ctrl+o
"Select Folder" dialog box to assume, you're a couple hotkeys away
from the desired state. Unless, of course, your keyboard has no keypad,
in which case you can't expand all, so with the current defaults, you'd
just Esc to close the window and Ctrl+o to open a new one, fully

Once you know about all the hotkeys, the Ctrl+o dialog box becomes a
work of art, and a thing of beauty. More documentation is needed to get
out the word.



Steve Litt                *  http://www.troubleshooters.com/
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On Sun, 8 Dec 2013 00:31:29 -0500
Charles Lane <lane at duphy4.physics.drexel.edu> wrote:

> Perhaps it wasn't clear, but I was specifically
> referring to the folder list you see with a 
> "control-o" command, which seems to always 
> reappear in a "fully expanded" state, regardless
> of previous actions. 
> On Sat, 7 Dec 2013 09:59:29 +0000
> Brad Rogers <brad at fineby.me.uk> wrote:
> > On Sat, 7 Dec 2013 04:32:05 -0500
> > Steve Litt <slitt at troubleshooters.com> wrote:
> > 
> > Hello Steve,
> > 
> > >which computer menus are based. But you can't do that if
> > >everything's expanded at the start. I can't imagine any rationale
> > >by which a tree would start fully expanded.
> > 
> > CM starts with the folder tree in whatever state it was at the
> > previous shut down.  Personally, I'd find it annoying to see the
> > folder tree collapsed at every start up;  I prefer to see it they
> > way I left it.
> > 

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