Favorites lists hotkeys

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maxim
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Favorites lists hotkeys

Post by maxim » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:24 pm

Right now Favorites list allows only numbers as shortcuts, so I need to press [F1, 1] to get to my Dropbox folder or [F1, 2] for Downloads. Is there any chance that shortcuts will be configurable so user can set custom letters instead of number? I found [F1, b] and [F1, d] to be more intuitive and easier to remember.

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Re: Favorites lists hotkeys

Post by darek » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:53 am

Quick note:
1. I believe the shortcuts are taken from Finder directly, so you can set them up there.
2. As for shortcuts, charactcers work there too. So I have "Dropbox 4", but I never type 4. Instead I press F2 and type "dr", press enter and voila -- I'm in Dropbox :)

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Re: Favorites lists hotkeys

Post by maxim » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:59 am

Thanks Derek,

1. Favorite folders are taken from Finder but I believe numeric shortcuts are not. At least I didn't find anything like it in Finder.
2. I tried this option but it fails if keyboard layout is non-latin at this moment (sometimes I switch to cyrillic). The combination of [ctrl+d, b] was lightning fast, while [f1, d, r, check if proper item is selected, enter] requires some time and attention. I remembered shortcuts [F1, 1] and [F1, 2] but still struggle with other numbers ("was this folder number 4 or five 5 on this computer? oh, it's 7...").

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Re: Favorites lists hotkeys

Post by mike » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:47 pm

maxim,

Well, answering if that numbers are taken from Finder - yes they are, simply from fovaurites' ordering.
(you can rearrange them in Finder and their hotkeys will change in Files accordingly)

In fact that "hotkeys" are hardcoded and include "1", "2", ..., "9", "0", "-", "=".

The main problem in defining a hotkey, say, "D" for Dropbox is that... you simply can't.
in previous versions of OSX you can't even specify a letter-based hotkey without a modifier (like CMD). Just checked it in 10.11 - now you can do it (seem they have eased some API requirements), but triggering it remains being tied for language. That said, you still can't hit "D" being on Cyrillic layout. I think it is possible in theory to specify that letter-based hotkeys with some mandatory modifier, but IMHO it wouldn't be better that current approach.

Anyway, discussion is opened :)

Mike.

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