View Full Version : "Expand all common folders" missing
11-Jul-2008, 12:33 PM
I miss a function to expand all common folders (leave folders which exist only on one side closed). I even would prefer to have this instead of normal "Expand all" in the toolbar, since in most cases I don't need to see the content of orphaned directories (I normally already know what's in them). The "workaround" with "Show No Orphans", select all, "Open subfolders" and switch back to "Show Differences" does not do what I want: 1. If there are files and folders selected then there is no "Open subfolders". 2. Orphaned directories in next level still gets opened.
11-Jul-2008, 12:43 PM
One thing you can do is click on Tools \ Customize Commands... and choose the Toggles mode at the bottom of the dialog. Disable the Left and Right orphan toggles on the toolbar so that only common folders are visible, then expand all.
11-Jul-2008, 12:52 PM
Thanks, but that's not what I need. I need to see orphaned files and folders, but in 90% of all cases don't want the orphaned folders expanded. If I do what you suggested, then switch orphans on again, then I see all orphaned folders expanded - or have I missed some trick?
11-Jul-2008, 01:07 PM
Scooter, could you update the Expand All function to leave hidden folders collapsed so that they are not expanded when orphans are turned back on? I agree that this would be preferable to the current functionality.
11-Jul-2008, 01:15 PM
If you set your Folder View dropdown to "* Always Show Folders" then the folders will be visible even when the orphan files are not.
11-Jul-2008, 01:58 PM
That's still not what I need. I want to see orphaned files in common folders, and orphaned folders not expanded. But as fare as I understand your post #4 there is a chance that this will be possible in some future BC version - if so then don't worry, I will wait full of hope for (every) upcoming BC releases...
11-Jul-2008, 02:14 PM
Hans, although Michael's post count has surpassed almost everyone here, he's not actually an employee, and was making a feature request. ;)
I discussed it with Tim though, and we agree that making "Expand All" only affect visible folders is reasonable, and we will make that change in the next release. That way you'll be able to do it just by using display filters. Michael has made another similar request (Show Common Folders (http://www.scootersoftware.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=3341)), that we're considering as a separate feature.
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