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OmniOutliner: Spacebar for mouseless dropdown selection

Speaking of R'ing TFM, OmniGroup's crackerjack techs responded almost immediately to my recent "feature request" that I be able to select items from OmniOutliner dropdown menus without using the mouse.

Already there. Just hit spacebar and start typing the first few letters of the item you want, and there you go. Personally I've set my TAB action to "Go to next cell" (rather than the default "Indent") so my OO efficiency just ticked up several notches with this one.

In other news, the new unofficial motto of 43 Folders is going to be “The only truly obvious things are those things that you already know. (And, regrettably, not everyone is you yet.)”

drew cox's picture

That's exactly what I use....

That's exactly what I use. I was also surprised that it wasn't immediately obvious how to select a context from the dropdown in OmniOutliner. It took me a little while to figure that out.

Now the question that I never bothered to ask is - what's with that blank tab stop at the end of the Context column? I have to tab twice to get from Context to Project.

I'd love to hear any other keyboard shortcuts for kGTD. For dates, I've been using plain English such as "now", "next week" and such for setting the Start and Due dates which saves me the trouble from pulling up my calendar. Very handy.




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