Thanks, Patrick for the useful cribbing.

Any tricks for getting the focus on the [project’s] file list WITHOUT having to 
click on it (i.e., without taking our hands off the keyboard)?

We want to save EVERY calorie that we can.

Alfredo

> On Mar 6, 2018, at 12:50 PM, Patrick Woolsey <pwool...@barebones.com> wrote:
> 
> There is an expert pref which you can set to allow the file list to gain 
> keyboard focus. Cribbing from the "Expert Preferences" page of the Help book:
> ========
> 
> Projects
> 
>  * In project windows, the file list does not accept keyboard focus by
>    default, unless the editing view is hidden. You can modify this so
>    that the file list gets the focus whenever you click on it:
> 
>    [ by issuing the following Terminal command on a single line ]
> 
>    defaults write com.barebones.bbedit ProjectsListCanAcquireKeyboardFocus 
> -bool YES
> 
> ========
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Patrick Woolsey
> ==
> Bare Bones Software, Inc.             <http://www.barebones.com/>
> 
> 
> On 3/5/18 at 6:07 PM, bria...@gmail.com (Brian Christiansen) wrote:
> 
>> Hello,
>> 
>> After searching the user manual (love that thing) and this group, I can't 
>> find anything on getting around within the sidebar without taking my hands 
>> off the keyboard.
>> What I am picturing is,
>> 
>> 1. Key combo to shift focus to the sidebar
>> 2. Keys to move through the hierarchy, in the manner of navigating the 
>> Finder from the keyboard.
>> 3. Perhaps CMD-O to open a file
>> 4. Key combo to shift focus back to the editor pane.
>> 
>> Am I just missing it? I've wanted to do this for years, and have never 
>> gotten around to asking. The majority of my work is within Projects, so for 
>> me the Sidebar is there 95% of the time.
>> 
>> Thank you,
>> ~brian
>> 
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