Expand All / Collapse All Shortcuts - Feature Recommendation

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Steven!

    You can expand all via Ctrl/Cmd + Double Space... or by double clicking on the expand/ collapse arrows...

     

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    Jesse

    The short cut help window is not fully defined then.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    No... it is not. You are now in the inner circle. Level 33.

     

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    Jérôme Prevost

    Thanks you SOOOOOO much for the ctrl + double space shortcut. You absolutely made my day ! ;)

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    Max Yakin Bozek

    You can expand all via Ctrl/Cmd + Double Space...

    Why does this not work on Mac? Is there any other substitute for Mac users? Please! Thanks!

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    > Why does this not work on Mac?

    I don't know why it doesn't work for you, Max. It does for other Mac users. 

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    Max Yakin Bozek

    Hi Frank!

    This is so strange! Because I gave up before thinking it was something wrong with my computer but now i am trying with a new computer and the same thing happens.

    It won't work because "Cmd+Space" triggers the native MacOS spotlight search! So doing Cmd+DoubleSpace will trigger the spotlight and then close it while WorkFlowy stays the same.

    Doing it with the Control key instead of the Command key won't do anything either!

    Any idea what could be happening? Please help solve this! :) I can't be the only one having this problem…

    Thanks!

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Max,

    I'd love to get to the bottom of this. I wish I could. You mentioned the spotlight search... is this enabled for all Mac users? This is one of those hidden shortcuts that have not been made official and it is a pity that it would conflict with Spotlight search. A workaround for now (as you've seen me mention elsewhere, so I know this is repetitive and not the most convenient for you) is to double click on the expand/ collapse arrows for now. 

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    Max Yakin Bozek

    I'd love to get to the bottom of this. I wish I could. You mentioned the spotlight search... is this enabled for all Mac users?

    Yes, Command+Space is the classic macOS global shortcut to trigger the Spotlight which we Mac users use all the time to search for items, open docs, play media, message contacts, launch apps, run commands, etc, etc, etc. It is like one of the most essential shortcut in Mac that you use constantly no matter the context you are in to launch everything and navigate your computer without lifting your fingers from the keyboard!

    This is one of those hidden shortcuts that have not been made official and it is a pity that it would conflict with Spotlight search.

    I do agree it is a pity that it would conflict with the OS Spotlight because as I mentioned before, the Spotlight is so core to the MacOS functionality that I don't think any mac user would give up that, even if it was possible to override it (which I don't know if it is).

    A workaround for now (as you've seen me mention elsewhere, so I know this is repetitive and not the most convenient for you) is to double click on the expand/ collapse arrows for now. 

    Yes, that's the closest thing we have currently on MacOS but as you said it is quite repetitive and more annoyingly it requires to leave the keyboard to get a mouse and move it to a special place and then double click at the very least twice… So yes, my request is for a quick hotkey combination AKA a keyboard shortcut to execute such a frequent and useful action (collapse all / expand all).

    Thanks for logging this as a request or searching for an answer! It would be great to have an official documented and universal solution (Mac/PC) for this feature!

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