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open folder keyboard shortcut (2 posts)

  • Started 15 years ago by haroldbr
  • Latest reply 15 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • haroldbr Member

    I've probably been using Fetch since System 7. On the old (classic) version of Fetch, you could scroll through a directory listing using the up and down arrow keys. When you came across a directory, you could press the return key to open that directory. Today, when I highlight a file and press the return key, I get the option to rename the folder. I'm not totally against this functionality, as it is reminiscent of the functionality of the Finder. I would, however, like to have a keyboard shortcut to open a directory. Command-O attempts to open a document, which I find kind of odd. Does anybody know if there is a keyboard shortcut to open a directory?

    Posted 15 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator


    Yes, there is. Typing Command-Down arrow opens a directory.

    (And to go back up to the parent directory, you can type Command-Up arrow.)

    You guess correctly that we changed the keyboard shortcuts such that Return allows you to rename an item, like the Finder. And in fact, in the Finder, Command-Down arrow opens a folder - so Fetch matches it there, too.

    Please let us know if you have further questions.


    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 15 years ago #


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