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In the OS 9 Finder one could quickly navigate to a folder in an open window by typing the first few letters of it and then correcting with the arrow keys. If you wanted to drill down into it, either cmd-o or cmd-downarrow, but this opened a new window. No problem, hold down shift to avoid this. cmd-uparrow to move up a folder. This made navigating a directory tree nearly as fast as a command line. Enter the OS X Finder. Everything works the same, but they changed the default. Now the default is to open a folder in the same window. Great! Except that they took away a hotkey to open in a seperate window. shift-cmd-downarrow still opens in the same window. shift-cmd-o opens in a different window but using this rediculously slow zoom animation that I can't figure how to turn off. cmd-doubleclick will do what I want, but that means I have to use the mouse. Three ways to open a folder, three different behaviors. Argh. -- Michael G Schwern firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.pobox.com/~schwern/ Do not try comedy at home! Milk & Cheese are advanced experts! Attempts at comedy can be dangerously unfunny!
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