The expand/collapse functionality is very simple and convenient, and I like that. But it would be super useful to be able to expand/collapse a node to a given depth. Sometimes I take notes down many depth levels, and I would like to get an overview of only top headings, for example.
Most likely activated through a keyboard shortcut (command + number, for example)
We might be able to accomplish this with just two shortcuts: one for “Expand everything by one level”, and one for “Contract everything by one level”. So if I want to see the whole doc at level three, I could put the cursor on the root, use Ctrl-Shift-. to close everything, and then type the “Expand” shortcut twice.
My 2cents would be to just do it the way Microsoft Word’s outline mode behaves. Have a row of numbers (either always shown at the top - preferred - or else buried in the ‘view’ menu) that chooses the ‘depth’ that is shown for the open document. Click on the ‘1’ and you only see things at the top level. ‘2’ would reveal one level of children and show everything else as collapsed. Etc. Would ideally have at least up to 4 or 5 and then of course you’d need an ‘All’ button to uncollapse everything.
@Erica any news on this? I appreciate that the number approach might be hard but a ‘progressive open’ could be a simpler approach. I want to open my ‘work’ parent, see each of my active projects then open THEM up to see their top levels issues. I then review, tag, and get to work
Right now I have open/close each one manually (and I have a lot of active projects…)
So it’s been a year, is this on a roadmap? For those of doing GTD style review of our projects, this would be very helpful as it would allow us to traverse/review our project more easily, without to much mousing.