43 Folders

Back to Work

Merlin’s weekly podcast with Dan Benjamin. We talk about creativity, independence, and making things you love.

Join us via RSS, iTunes, or at 5by5.tv.

”What’s 43 Folders?”
43Folders.com is Merlin Mann’s website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

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.)”

Merlin's picture

I agree Drew. I'd love...

I agree Drew. I'd love to hear more too.

I think that double-tabbing is happening because there's a hidden column in there someplace. Maybe Ethan can clue us on that.

I also use "now" and "tomorrow" for dates and I love that "mon," "thu," and "sun" get interpreted as the next occurrence of that day of the week.

My fantasy feature, I have to admit, would be live incremental search within the current view. I wish I could be on say my ginormous Projects page, hit ESC twice (or whatever) and then be able to winnow the lines that appear as I type more letters. How's THAT for a feature pony request? :)

So yeah, anybody else got other tips, tricks and goodies we might have missed in either kGTD or OO in general?




An Oblique Strategy:
Honor thy error as a hidden intention


Subscribe with Google Reader

Subscribe on Netvibes

Add to Technorati Favorites

Subscribe on Pageflakes

Add RSS feed

The Podcast Feed


Merlin used to crank. He’s not cranking any more.

This is an essay about family, priorities, and Shakey’s Pizza, and it’s probably the best thing he’s written. »

Scared Shitless

Merlin’s scared. You’re scared. Everybody is scared.

This is the video of Merlin’s keynote at Webstock 2011. The one where he cried. You should watch it. »