I just started a trial of EagleFiler and I’m strongly considering switching over from DEVONthink, but I have what seems like a really silly issue which is currently blocking that switch. As background, I keep one library for digitized correspondence, so I have a lot of PDFs which I try to keep organized pretty much as I would in a filing cabinet. I frequently scan in batches ranging from 10s to 100s of documents at a time, and let Acrobat Pro deal with creating searchable PDFs in a batch afterwards. Then I import all the searchable PDFs into DT (hopefully soon EF) and only at that point do I bother to go through and give meaningful titles to the documents. With DT I don’t see the distinction between title and filename - of course, this is because DT pretends to have a proprietary database format (really all the files are in a package, but that’s supposed to be opaque to the user), but with EF I obviously see both - and the transparancy of EF’s filing system is a big part of the draw for me, so this is great.
The problem, however, arises when it comes to the renaming, as both my MacBook Pro’s internal keyboard and the external keyboard I use have easy access to the Return key but convoluted access to the Enter key. The MBP’s Enter is only accessible via fn+Return and on the Kinesis (external) it’s even worse - I have to change mode to get the numeric keypad keys, then hit Enter, then change mode back to type anything. This means that when trying to quickly rename many files in EF, I have to use the mouse - which is not remotely as quick as if I had an Enter key.
The question, then, is if there’s some way for me to change the keyboard shortcuts for file renaming - ⌘⇧O already does a perfectly good job of opening the files, so I’d be happy to just map Return to file renaming. However, the suggested method of using Apple’s Keyboard preference pane to set shortcuts only works for menu items, and as best as I can see there’s no menu item for renaming a file, so that isn’t an option for me.