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Chapter 4. Advanced Finder Techniques > Outlines in List View

Outlines in List View

Windows displayed in list view have a feature not found in icon or button views: They can display the contents of folders within the window as an outline (Figure 13).

Figure 13. The outline feature lets you display the contents of folders within the same list view window.


Tip

I tell you more about views in Chapter 2.


To display a folder's contents

Click the right-pointing triangle beside the folder (Figure 14).

Figure 14. The contents of a folder can be hidden…


or

Click the folder once to select it, and press.

The items within that folder are listed below it, slightly indented (Figure 15).

Figure 15. …or displayed.


Tip

As shown in Figure 13, you can use this technique to display multiple levels of folders in the same window.


To hide a folder's contents

Click the down-pointing triangle beside the folder (Figure 15).

or

Click the folder once to select it, and press.

The outline collapses to hide the items in the folder (Figure 14).

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