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On the Mac, how do you switch from list view to column view and retain the current positioning?

When I am deeply positioned in a file system in list view, I would often like to switch to column view and stay in the same location. However, when I do this, the new column view is positioned back to the "root" rather than the current context, and I have to re-drill down to the desired location.

Is there a way to stay in the same current folder?
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marookCommented:
Here, it seems to work fine.
Have a look at the screenrecording.
Ahh, EE does not allow mivies, even in a ZIP, so here it is on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-Ilr1HLckY
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jasimon9Author Commented:
Are you using 10.5 or 10.6? Previously it was confirmed that this works in 10.5, but not in 10.6.
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marookCommented:
That is on a 10.6.2 system!  ;-)
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jasimon9Author Commented:
Actually, just tried it again in 10.6, and it seems to be working as you show and as expected.

Now the mystery remains: why does switching to list view from a nested folder *sometimes* go to the root?
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marookCommented:
Only thing I can think of, is the Finder 'forgetting' to update the current selection.
But it's not something I have seen.. although I don't use List view very often.
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jasimon9Author Commented:
Well, looking at this in a straightforward way:

1. I asked a question
2. You answered it with a "solution" that works.
3. You deserve point.

The mystery remains: why does it not work when I am "really trying to get something done, rather than just testing." There must be some other conditions, as you point out, re: "Finder forgetting ...."

Oh, well. You get the points.
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jasimon9Author Commented:
Except for the fact that under some conditions, it does not seem to work.
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marookCommented:
Well,
When/if you experience it again, try to see what steps you take - and if you can reproduce it.
If possible, open QT Player and screenrecord it, then you/we can file a bug at bugreporter.apple.com maybe.

Best!
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