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Malcolm Coad
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Option to open container in new window
Oct 23rd, 2008, 9:29am
 
I often need to open a container in map view while keeping the parent level view open, for reference and to open other containers at the same time if need be. At the moment this requires several steps, as the container contents take over the window and a new view needs to be created of the parent level (or at least I haven’t been able to find a way of doing it in a single step). Would it be possible to add an “open in new window” option, as browser links allow from their contextual menu or happens in the Finder when you cmd-click on a folder?
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Re: Option to open container in new window
Reply #1 - Oct 23rd, 2008, 12:19pm
 
When I want to do this, I...

1) Open a new map window (cmd-opt-M)
2) Zoom in (down-arrow)

This doesn't really strike me as onerous, perhaps I'm missing the point?
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Re: Option to open container in new window
Reply #2 - Oct 23rd, 2008, 2:16pm
 
Onerous onerous, perhaps not. But it involves a bit more than that. I’m focused on a group of notes, perhaps in a partial view in a smallish window (I need several such partial views for what I’m doing). I open up a container, then need to see into another while keeping this one open. I hit cmd-alt-M, and up comes a map view more or less reproducing the same group of notes, though it will likely need some fiddling as the original focus is seldom reproduced just so. I open another container. Then, if I need to keep the original view open for reference I have call up another new view and perhaps do the same adjustment as before. And so on for each new container.

That’s a fair amount of keyboarding and mousing. If there was an “open in another window/view” option it could be done with a single click each time and no extra mousing and view fiddling. Such presumably was the reasoning behind providing the option in the Finder or browser contextual menus. After all, there too it wouldn’t be that onerous to reopen the original folder or page.
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