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Return key to open a remote folder (4 posts)

  • Started 9 years ago by KSL
  • Latest reply 9 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • KSL Member

    I have just bought a copy of Fetch 5 having used v 4 extensively at work.
    One thing that it used to do in v 4 which was invaluable was its use of keyboard shortcuts.

    It made me choose Fetch over say Transmit.

    Believe me, if you are using the program for hours on end you want it to work quickly for you using keyboard shortcuts.

    In version 4 you used to be able to press the return key while on a remote folder and have the same action as double-click - i.e. take you into the folder. Now in version 5 it switches to rename the folder.

    If you are updating web sites - which I guess is the main reason for using Fetch - then renaming folders or files is not a common action as you will have a local copy anyway. But navigating quickly up and down the remote directory tree is extremely common.

    So why please have you got rid of this feature and replaced it with something that is not so useful?
    .. and can we have it back please? Otherwise I will have to go back to version 4. If you use a program as much as we do, losing functionality like this is pretty well a show stopper.

    Thanks

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    The functionality is not gone, but the keyboard command has changed in Fetch 5.

    In Fetch 5, Command-Down arrow does the same thing as double-clicking on a remote folder or file. We made this change to be more consistent with the Mac OS X Finder, and the use of Command-Up arrow to navigate up the hierarchy.

    Thanks for purchasing Fetch 5, and we hope this change won't keep you from using it.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    [This message has been edited by ScottMcGuire (edited 10-29-2005).]

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • KSL Member

    Ah! - well that's great! And I am pleased that you still hve this functionality.
    Funny enough I was messing around with all kinds of key combinations with return, but clearly your approach to be like the Finder app is the right one. Well done and thanks for your support.

    Posted 9 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Thanks!

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 9 years ago #

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