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Saturday, April 7, 2007

Rolls in iPhoto, Podcasts in iTunes, Folders in the Finder!

iPhoto, iTunes and most Apple software have these little triangle at the left to see what is within a roll or a podcast.

Example here in the podcast section:

If you click on the triangle, it opens up like a kind of folder:

The tip here is that you can also "Command-Click" it and all the podcasts or all the rolls will expand up like this:

The Finder acts differently however. In the list view, when you "Command-Click" the triangle beside the folder, it won't expand all the folders in the window. You can however "Option-Click" it and it will instead expand the whole folder with all the sub-folders. Screenshots:

Regular folder in list view:

Simple click on a triangle:

What happens in an application like iPhoto with a "Command-click". This can't be done in a single click in the Finder:

This is what happens with an "Option-Click" in the Finder:


Blogger Matteo said...


you can not open all the folders and subfolders in th Finder with a click, but you can do it with a shortcut from keyboard. Press and hold togheter "Command-Option-Right Arrow" to expand every folder and every subfolder in a window. Use the Left Arrow to closse everything again.
Have a great time trying this with the window of your start up drive! ;) ATTENTION: it may take some minutes to complete this task! :)

April 7, 2007 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Fleminator said...

neither of these worked for me. I am on a MacBook Pro (sometimes that affects my kb shortcuts)...I also use SizzlingKeys, but I turned off the shortcut for changing tracks in iTunes in SizzlingKeys.

April 8, 2007 at 11:54 AM  
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