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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.)”

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Hey Merlin: The "live incremental...

Hey Merlin: The "live incremental search" part of your request is already there, but not exactly "within the current view". You may know this one already, but if you type <cmd><shift>-F, the sidebar pops out and you get focus on the search box at its top. Start typing and you get your live matches (from the whole document) down below.

Thanks for the great space-bar tip! I've been fiddling around thinking that should be possible, too.




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