Hotkey to hide PATH column

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burgundy
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Hotkey to hide PATH column

Post by burgundy » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:41 am

Technically, the PATH column in the results list can be very wide (over 200 characters).

Would it be possible to have a hotkey to collapse the width of the PATH column or to make it disappear entirely, in order to read the other columns (such as date, size, etc) on the right hand side.

I sometimes use CTRL+RIGHT ARROW to page the screen to the right but the file name disappears when I do that.

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Re: Hotkey to hide PATH column

Post by void » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:49 am

There's a Toggle Path column command for which you can set a keyboard shortcut:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Keyboard tab on the left.
  • To the right of Show commands containing, type in the following:
    path
  • In the command list, select Result List | Toggle Path Column.
  • In the shortcuts list, click Add....
  • Press a new keyboard shortcut and click OK, eg: Ctrl + Alt + 2.
  • Click OK.
There is also a command to auto size the Everything window to fit all columns, please try:
Alt + 1
Alt + 2
Alt + 3
Alt + 4

To customize the path column width with this auto size, please see:
https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/ini/#auto_size_path_x

When using the auto size feature, all columns except name and path are fully shown.
The name and path columns will share the remaining size.

By default, the name and path column will equally share this size. (1/2 each)

To make the path column only use 1/4 of the remaining size:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /auto_size_path_x=1
  • type in the following search and press ENTER:
    /auto_size_path_y=4
Now when you press Alt + 2, the Everything window will resize to show all columns, the name column will show 3/4 of the remaining size and the path column will show the remaining 1/4.

To customize the auto size window dimensions, please see:
https://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/ini/#auto_size_1

burgundy
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Re: Hotkey to hide PATH column

Post by burgundy » Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:28 pm

Thank you for explaining it so clearly. The options seem very flexible. However is there a way to configure the following:

How do I toggle the PATH column between (1) not visible and (2) the column width I set manually?

Let me explain the need. Occasionally there is one file with very long path which makes the width to see it too great to comfortably see the other file entries, so I set the PATH column width by hand. I would like to hide the PATH column and then go back to my manual setting.

(A) Fit To Column Width (ALT+4) is not suitable.

(B) A hotkey for "Result List | Toggle Path Column" does not restore my original PATH column width set by hand.

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Re: Hotkey to hide PATH column

Post by therube » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:54 pm

I didn't know it, but it tells me that Ctrl+Shift+2 is a toggle for the display of Path.

Heh.
Maybe I should read the book.

One day I'll learn that Ctrl+Shift+3 is a toggle for size, & that would be handy for me.

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Re: Hotkey to hide PATH column

Post by void » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:52 am

(B) A hotkey for "Result List | Toggle Path Column" does not restore my original PATH column width set by hand.
This is a bug.

Please try Everything 1.4.1.944.
This version fixes an issue with saving the width and position of result list headers.

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Re: Hotkey to hide PATH column

Post by burgundy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:35 pm

void wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:52 am
This is a bug.
Please try Everything 1.4.1.944.
This version fixes an issue with saving the width and position of result list headers.
The new version works great. Thank you for being so responsive! I am so pleased with the way I can toggle the PATH column between my custom width setting and hidden, that I would like to make another suggestion.

Is it possible to make Everything toggle the PATH column between my custom width setting and the full path length?

Perhaps this could be included in the keyboard command for "Result List | Toggle Path Column". In other words, this command would go between the following displays:

(1) show PATH column with user's custom width;
(2) show no PATH column;
(3) shown full PATH.

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Re: Hotkey to hide PATH column

Post by therube » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:08 pm

+1
I like it.

With (3) shown full PATH, considering the "full" could be rather wide, perhaps a "full{with-constraint}".

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Re: Hotkey to hide PATH column

Post by void » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:03 am

(3) shown full PATH.
Added to my TODO list: Add a keyboard shortcut to toggle columns between user defined width and full width.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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Re: Hotkey to hide PATH column

Post by burgundy » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:48 pm

In the proposed 3 stage shortcut for seeing the PATH, I wonder if there's a way to have an option for a right-adjusted view of the PATH name.

It's nearly always more important to see the last folders in the path than the first folders.

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Re: Hotkey to hide PATH column

Post by void » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:57 am

Path ellipsis is on my TODO list.

This would always show the last folder of a path, for example:
C:\Prog...\Everything

Thanks for the suggestion.

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