When selecting multiple items in Note Pad or Outliner views I’m often wanting to select the first item without seeing its content, especially for WebKit-rendering Link items. Then the next (option|shift)-click for the multi-item selection displays “Multiple Selection” in the content pane anyway, clearing what really wasn’t needed to be seen.
Is it possible to make option-click (or…?) of an item select it without displaying its content? And (to avoid confusion) probably clear any content from a previously selected item that’s still being displayed?
Also, when double-clicking a group to open a new browser window that group becomes selected in the original browser window. I’d like some way to inhibit that behavior, too, preserving the original selection. Maybe it could work that way for non-group items, too?
I haven’t fully thought through implications of all this so it’s still sort of an idea-in-progress.