How To Toggle "Show Only Files" With Icon Or Shortcut

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How To Toggle "Show Only Files" With Icon Or Shortcut

#1 Post by thisguycecil » 14.05.2015, 01:55

Hello.

Running v691 x64 under Win7 Pro.

Tools | Settings | View | File/Folder List | General |Show Only Files: < enable / disable >

The above menu selection sequence is the only way I know in which to toggle between showing the folders too (or not) in a FCXE panel.

Is there a quicker method (outside of using custom layouts)?

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Re: How To Toggle "Show Only Files" With Icon Or Shortcut

#2 Post by joby_toss » 14.05.2015, 06:31

I can't find that button or shortcut either. But I just put a dot (.) in the Quick filter field (all my files have extensions).

We should be able to define a filter like "*" which applies only to "Files", but I can't get that to work...

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Re: How To Toggle "Show Only Files" With Icon Or Shortcut

#3 Post by thisguycecil » 14.05.2015, 21:08

I took your idea one step further. See the attachment.

Basically, a filter can be defined to exclude all folders. However, I don't know the way yet to assign an icon or shortcut to these non-quick-filters. So I can't "toggle" this custom NoFolders filter easily. Well at least we're half-way there.
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Re: How To Toggle "Show Only Files" With Icon Or Shortcut

#4 Post by dsperber » 15.05.2015, 02:15

Is View -> Plain view actually what you're looking for?

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Re: How To Toggle "Show Only Files" With Icon Or Shortcut

#5 Post by joby_toss » 15.05.2015, 05:49

@thisguycecil: Brilliant! Using exclusion rules for filter works great!

Now we just use a toolbar button with a pop-up menu:

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#6 Post by thisguycecil » 16.05.2015, 06:12

joby_toss: Okay, I created that toolbar shortcut. Not the one-button or one keyboard shortcut route I had originally envisioned, but definitely it's 99% of the solution. Thanks a lot for your advice.

dsperber: I thought about using Plain View but that feature would show _all_ the files from _all_ subfolders (if any) contained in the current active folder. That's why I was looking for a toggle to hide subfolders within that active folder only, so that I could view just the files and not the subfolders' files too.

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Re: How To Toggle "Show Only Files" With Icon Or Shortcut

#7 Post by Dreamer » 16.05.2015, 15:23

Strange that no shortcut exist for this.

Workaround: *.* in quick filter, then you can use quick filter keyboard shortcut or button to enable/disable folders.

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Re: How To Toggle "Show Only Files" With Icon Or Shortcut

#8 Post by joby_toss » 05.06.2015, 17:49

Implemented in build 692. Thank's!

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