I’m likely missing something, but wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a state-independent keyboard-shortcut to make the Source list active.
I often find myself wanting to use the Go keyboard shortcuts to navigate to a particular folder in the source list, then use the collapse/expand keyboard shortcuts, and/or type the first letter of a folder to navigate to it in the source list. As far as I can tell, though, if the Source list isn’t already active before I Go to the initial folder, I then have to determine whether or not it’s the Records list or the Records viewer which is active … then determine which state-dependent keyboard shortcut to use to make the Source list active.
For example: I often find myself wanting to collapse the Records folder in the Source list and then navigate to the Unfiled folder. The way I am doing it currently requires…
- Keystroke ⌥⌘1 to navigate to the Records folder
- Determine if the Source list is active (i.e. the Records folder has focus)
- 3a. If the Source list is active … skip to step 6
- 3b. If the Source list is not active, then determine whether it’s the Records list or the Records viewer which is active
- If the Records list is active, keystroke ⇧-Tab … If the Records viewer is active, keystroke ⌃-Tab … to make the Source list active
- Once the Source list is active, keystroke ← or ⌥← to collapse the Records folder
- Keystroke “u” to navigate to the Unfiled folder
Could someone please let me know if there is a keyboard shortcut that will make the Source list active regardless of what part of the browser is currently active.
If there isn’t one, then Michael, please consider this a feature request. Alternatively (preferably for myself, though I don’t know about others) maybe you could add a preference or an esoteric preference for the Go command to automatically switch focus to the Source list?
Thanks in advance for the help.