Multiple ways of expanding/collapsing lists

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    LVMS

    The expand / collapse function seems not to be working as intended.

    1. When I double-click on the workflowy logo, it collapses all, but does not expand when I double click it again
    2. When I double-click on the parent text, it does not collapse or expand all
    3. Also the single level wise expand/collapse by clicking the parent text once is not working.

    I am using the web version on the latest version of Chrome browser on my Windows laptop.

    This is a terribly useful feature and I miss being able to use it. Would be happy to learn if I am using this in the wrong manner.

     

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    John, BOOM

    would be great if there was a way to expand by just one level, instead of all levels. 

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    Stefano Rausch

    On Windows use CTRL + SPACE or ARROW DOWN / UP, while the cursor is on the line of the bullet you want to expand or collapse -- one level only.

    The Fast Menu allows you to expand or collapse all sub-bullets.

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    John, BOOM

    @Stefano It seems those keystroke expand all the sub-levels, not just one level. That is, they expand the sublevels to their previous state. Some might be expanded, some might be collapsed. 

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    Stefano Rausch

    Correct @John and that is the expected behaviour: you "go back to the state" you left the last time you worked on that part of the tree.

    There is no other way to expand or collapse one level only.

    Otherwise use the Fast Menu to choose the collapsed state you would like to work with and then use the CTRL shortcuts to expand.

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    rawbytz

    @Stefano @BOOM

    It's more complicated than that. These shortcuts work differently depending on whether cursor focus is in the zoom parent, or in the list children below.

    With cursor focus in the zoom parent:

    Ctrl+Space = Expand/Collapse ALL
    Ctrl+Down/Up = Sequentially Expand/Collapse one level at a time

    With cursor focus in a list child:

    Ctrl+Space = equivalent to clicking the expand arrow, toggles the last state
    Ctrl+Space+Space = Expand/Collapse All (you can achieve the same by double clicking the arrow)
    Ctrl+Down = Expands to last state
    Ctrl+UP = Collapses to last state

    Bear in mind, due to WorkFlowy's lazy loading you can run into some funky behavior with really long lists; items that haven't loaded yet won't get expanded.

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    John, BOOM

    @rawbytz

    "Ctrl+Down/Up = Sequentially Expand/Collapse one level at a time"

    That's not what i'm seeing. Those keystroke expand all the sub-levels to their previous state. Some might be expanded, some might be collapsed. 

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    rawbytz

    @BOOM

    WITH CURSOR FOCUS IN THE ZOOM PARENT

    You need to click on a bullet to zoom, and then put focus in the parent.  This will not work from the Home page.

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    John, BOOM

    ok, i see. @rawbytz i had my focus in the parent, as you said. Problem was, i wasn't zoomed. Just learned what "zoomed" meant. 

    thx

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

     

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    Stefano Rausch

    Thanks for the elaboration @rawbytz! I learnt something new.

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    LVMS

    @rawbytz @Stefano @BOOM - Many thanks for educating.

    You gave me one more reason today to love workflowy all over again.

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