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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 column views: They can display the contents of folders within the window as an outline (Figures 20 and 21).

Figure 20. Folder contents can be displayed as an outline…


Figure 21. …that can show several levels.


Tip

Views are discussed in detail in Chapters 2 and 3.


To display a folder's contents

Click the right-pointing triangle beside the folder (Figure 19).

Figure 19. Right-pointing triangles indicate collapsed outlines.


or

Click the folder once to select it, and press .

The items within that folder are listed below it, slightly indented (Figure 20).

Tip

As shown in Figure 21, 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 20).

or

Click the folder once to select it, and press .

The outline collapses to hide the items in the folder (Figure 19).

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