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Keyboard actions in OPEN FILE DIALOG box

Version 12.1.0.22

I’m a KEYBOARD SHORTCUT kinda guy.

In an editor window, I press CTRL+O to open a file.

The editor window appears. I notice I am in a folder called c:\temp\yesterdaysproject.

I would like to navigate to c:\temp without using my mouse. I type “…” like I have for years and then press ENTER.

Previously - and in every other windows application I’ve run - the system dialog box would have performed the same action as pressing the “Up a Folder” button with the mouse.

In TOAD 12 (all releases I’ve tried), nothing happens.

I require one of the following, please:

  1. Let me type “…” and when I do, it should take me up a folder.

  2. Provide keyboard shortcuts from this dialog box for me to navigate to my favorites folders.

Ideally, my point is that I do not want to touch my mouse to have to open a file.

Hey Michael,

How about both??

It looks like this was a limitation of the component set we were using within the dialog. The dialog itself was recognizing the “…” as a valid path, but the
explorer component didn’t want to navigate to it. The “…” combination, however, did work in the incremental search drop-down when listing available files.

I’ve added this functionality for the next beta, as well as a shortcut combination (Ctrl+Shift+F) to navigate to your Favorites Tree. Pressing [TAB] will navigate
away from it again.

-John

From: Michael Coughlin [mailto:bounce-mac_500@toadworld.com]

Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 12:13 PM

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Subject: [Toad for Oracle - Discussion Forum] Keyboard actions in OPEN FILE DIALOG box

Keyboard actions in OPEN FILE DIALOG box

Thread created by Michael Coughlin

Version 12.1.0.22

I’m a KEYBOARD SHORTCUT kinda guy.

In an editor window, I press CTRL+O to open a file.

The editor window appears. I notice I am in a folder called c:\temp\yesterdaysproject.

I would like to navigate to c:\temp without using my mouse. I type “…” like I have for years and then press ENTER.

Previously - and in every other windows application I’ve run - the system dialog box would have performed the same action as pressing the “Up a Folder” button with the mouse.

In TOAD 12 (all releases I’ve tried), nothing happens.

I require one of the following, please:

  1. Let me type “…” and when I do, it should take me up a folder.

  2. Provide keyboard shortcuts from this dialog box for me to navigate to my favorites folders.

Ideally, my point is that I do not want to touch my mouse to have to open a file.

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Can you add something for those of us who use the mouse and keyboard? Maybe a simple shortcut like ?

From: John Bowman [mailto:bounce-jbowman@toadworld.com]

Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 3:49 PM

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Subject: RE: [Toad for Oracle - Discussion Forum] Keyboard actions in OPEN FILE DIALOG box

RE: Keyboard actions in OPEN FILE DIALOG box

Reply by John Bowman

Hey Michael,

How about both??

It looks like this was a limitation of the component set we were using within the dialog. The dialog itself was recognizing the “…” as a valid path, but the
explorer component didn’t want to navigate to it. The “…” combination, however, did work in the incremental search drop-down when listing available files.

I’ve added this functionality for the next beta, as well as a shortcut combination (Ctrl+Shift+F) to navigate to your Favorites Tree. Pressing [TAB] will navigate
away from it again.

-John

From: Michael Coughlin [mailto:bounce-mac_500@toadworld.com]

Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 12:13 PM

To: toadoracle@toadworld.com

Subject: [Toad for Oracle - Discussion Forum] Keyboard actions in OPEN FILE DIALOG box

Keyboard actions in OPEN FILE DIALOG box

Thread created by Michael Coughlin

Version 12.1.0.22

I’m a KEYBOARD SHORTCUT kinda guy.

In an editor window, I press CTRL+O to open a file.

The editor window appears. I notice I am in a folder called c:\temp\yesterdaysproject.

I would like to navigate to c:\temp without using my mouse. I type “…” like I have for years and then press ENTER.

Previously - and in every other windows application I’ve run - the system dialog box would have performed the same action as pressing the “Up a Folder” button with the mouse.

In TOAD 12 (all releases I’ve tried), nothing happens.

I require one of the following, please:

  1. Let me type “…” and when I do, it should take me up a folder.

  2. Provide keyboard shortcuts from this dialog box for me to navigate to my favorites folders.

Ideally, my point is that I do not want to touch my mouse to have to open a file.

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Maybe a simple shortcut like ?

From: Gregory Liss [mailto:bounce-GTDG@toadworld.com]

Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 4:00 PM

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Subject: RE: [Toad for Oracle - Discussion Forum] Keyboard actions in OPEN FILE DIALOG box

RE: Keyboard actions in OPEN FILE DIALOG box

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Can you add something for those of us who use the mouse and keyboard? Maybe a simple shortcut like ?

From: John Bowman [mailto:bounce-jbowman@toadworld.com]

Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 3:49 PM

To: toadoracle@toadworld.com

Subject: RE: [Toad for Oracle - Discussion Forum] Keyboard actions in OPEN FILE DIALOG box

RE: Keyboard actions in OPEN FILE DIALOG box

Reply by John Bowman

Hey Michael,

How about both??

It looks like this was a limitation of the component set we were using within the dialog. The dialog itself was recognizing the “…” as a valid path, but the
explorer component didn’t want to navigate to it. The “…” combination, however, did work in the incremental search drop-down when listing available files.

I’ve added this functionality for the next beta, as well as a shortcut combination (Ctrl+Shift+F) to navigate to your Favorites Tree. Pressing [TAB] will navigate
away from it again.

-John

From: Michael Coughlin [mailto:bounce-mac_500@toadworld.com]

Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 12:13 PM

To: toadoracle@toadworld.com

Subject: [Toad for Oracle - Discussion Forum] Keyboard actions in OPEN FILE DIALOG box

Keyboard actions in OPEN FILE DIALOG box

Thread created by Michael Coughlin

Version 12.1.0.22

I’m a KEYBOARD SHORTCUT kinda guy.

In an editor window, I press CTRL+O to open a file.

The editor window appears. I notice I am in a folder called c:\temp\yesterdaysproject.

I would like to navigate to c:\temp without using my mouse. I type “…” like I have for years and then press ENTER.

Previously - and in every other windows application I’ve run - the system dialog box would have performed the same action as pressing the “Up a Folder” button with the mouse.

In TOAD 12 (all releases I’ve tried), nothing happens.

I require one of the following, please:

  1. Let me type “…” and when I do, it should take me up a folder.

  2. Provide keyboard shortcuts from this dialog box for me to navigate to my favorites folders.

Ideally, my point is that I do not want to touch my mouse to have to open a file.

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