Asterisk key for expanding lower hierarchy?

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vlad
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Asterisk key for expanding lower hierarchy?

Post by vlad » 03 Jul 14 9:08

Hello Hert,
I've noticed the following tip from you (written in October 2013 in the tips thread - but I'm asking here, to avoid noise in that thread):
IDimager wrote:Did you know that you can press the * (asterisk) key in the catalog explorer to expand the complete lower hierarchy of the selected catalog label/category or portfolio?

Hert
This doesn't work for me. Is this still supposed to work?

Hert
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Re: Asterisk key for expanding lower hierarchy?

Post by Hert » 03 Jul 14 9:16

Hi Vlad, yes it does. Please note that that is the * on the numeric part of the keyboard; I'll make the addition in the tip itself.
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Re: Asterisk key for expanding lower hierarchy?

Post by vlad » 03 Jul 14 10:12

Oh well, that makes the shortcut available for me only in an alternate branch of the multiverse, since I'm one of those poor souls without a numeric part of the keywboard in this world :D

(Well, the truth is that I'm a happy soul, since I actually dislike extended keyboards: I have been very happy with my laptop ever since I bought it, esepcially as it's virtually the only one I've seen with a 16.4" display and with a keyboard without numerical part. I know, I'm strange that way! :wink: )

Vlad

P.S. I do have a Num Lk key that switches to numerical mode, but pressing * in that mode has the same effect as the upper arrow key in the catalog explorer. (...Not that I would use that combination anyway; but + and - for expanding and collapsing would be nice indeed!)

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Re: Asterisk key for expanding lower hierarchy?

Post by Hert » 03 Jul 14 10:46

You're not the only weird one in that way. I have a weak spot for small laptops with high resolutions...and with my rapidly aging eyes they become harder and harder to read. Currently still in denial though ;)
None of my laptops have a numeric part on the keyboard. The numeric * can be activated by pressing the Fn key and then the numeric * (in orange on my keyboard). No need to switch to numlock first.
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Re: Asterisk key for expanding lower hierarchy?

Post by jstartin » 03 Jul 14 12:14

IDimager wrote:None of my laptops have a numeric part on the keyboard. The numeric * can be activated by pressing the Fn key and then the numeric * (in orange on my keyboard). No need to switch to numlock first.
Just for information, that is not true for my Vista-era 12 inch Acer notebook; it is absolutely necessary to switch to "keypad mode" with FN+F11 to get the * from the P key - no instant shortcut is available.
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Re: Asterisk key for expanding lower hierarchy?

Post by vlad » 04 Jul 14 15:01

IDimager wrote:The numeric * can be activated by pressing the Fn key and then the numeric * (in orange on my keyboard). No need to switch to numlock first.
Thanks for the tip, it's funny that I've never used those orange characters on the keyboard.

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Re: Asterisk key for expanding lower hierarchy?

Post by snowman1 » 04 Jul 14 21:44

Just to add this is a general Windows shortcut, not just PSu. For example it applies in Windows Explorer on a directory hierarchy.

Most of the laptops I've used have had "numberpad equivalent" keys invoked by a functionkey, often in the middle of the keyboard and next to invisible, but it does seem to vary by manufacturer.
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