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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 54 and 55).

Tip

  • Views are discussed in detail in Chapter 3 and earlier in this chapter.


To display a folder’s contents

Click the right-pointing triangle beside the folder (Figure 53).

Figure 53. Right-pointing triangles indicate collapsed outlines.


Figure 54. Folder contents can be displayed as an outline...


Figure 55. ...that can show several levels.


or

Click the folder once to select it, and press .

The items within that folder are listed below it, slightly indented (Figure 54).

Tip

  • As shown in Figure 55, 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 54).

or

Click the folder once to select it, and press .

The outline collapses to hide the items in the folder (Figure 53).

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