this is perhaps beacause of a behavior that i don’t understand and dislike (but there are perhaps reasons for that:)
When i double-click on a group, i don’t see the higher groups tof the hierarchy any more.
I wonder why? I would like to see always a fully collapsed path-tree in the group windows, is there a way to have this?
You can find the full path to a group in the Info Pane (command-shif-i). Location for the selected item is near the bottom of the pane. You can also pull down the ‘Instances’ menu in the Info pane to see an iconic representation of the enclosing groups hierarchy.
Correct-no way to do that. Personally, I prefer DEVONthink’s behavior here over the way the Finder pops up a new window for every document selected.
Another though that may work for you is when you hover the cursor over an item in DEVONthink, you get a pop-up location. Personally, I really wish this could be turned off in DEVONthink, but it may be exactly what you are looking for.
Double-clicking a group “hoists” that group into its own window. That’s why you do not see the group’s hierarchy (its parents). There would be no reason to show these, because the point of hoisting a group in DEVONthink, or a folder in Finder, or any other application that supports hoisting is to focus on the group or folder and its children rather than its parents. I don’t imagine anyone who uses hoisting would want to have it differently.
Perhaps a description of your desired workflow may get you some responses that are targeted to what you want to accomplish. In my use of DEVONthink, the ‘where I am’ is of secondary importance to ‘what I am searching for’. I find DEVONthink to be an excellent tool to create, retrieve, analyze, and make connections to my data, while at the same time it is also a pretty lousy Finder replacement.
Working with DTPO for nearly 1 month now, i confirm that it should really be possible to click on a group and see in which subgroup his group is located. Even if it is more important to find data than to know where it is, the last point is important too in order to organize the “folders” in an effective way.
What view are you using? View > as Columns provides a view similar to Finder. A series of columns at the top of the view window clearly shows the hierarchy for each selected document or group.
The feature is there – in several different ways as described in the earlier posts above – but perhaps you just don’t like the way it’s done? As Greg mentioned, knowing what you are looking to do in your “workflow” would be helpful, because it’s not clear how you prefer to see the path information.
Thanks for you replies, but
1)The desired information is displayed for documents, right, but not for a groups !
If you are in (this is a freely imagined example, i nearly don’t manage housekeeping things with DTPO, but mostly professional stuff)
and you click on “bills”, you don’t see that this is a subgroup from water .
So if you have also
you dont see in which “bills” you are, or even worse, you don’see that you are in “bills” at all!
In the Finder, you can activate a little window at the bottom of every Finder-Window, where you can see the actual path.
Presume that you have (outside from DTPO) folders like
you can click in this window on “house” or on “water”, and you are immediately in this folder!
So, i would be happy if the little window on the top of the column view in DTPO
showed paths that are clickable !
and showed the “group” path not only for documents, but also for groups!
I cannot explain what my specific workflow is - i only want to put documents in groups like mentionned above. I want to see with one click “which documents and which groups are in the “folder” “house””, or in the “bills” of water, and everytime know where i am actually navigating.
Great. Thank you for this word, right, “breadcrumbs”-Navigation is exactly what i need and what i want. I don’t think that this would be as difficult as that to realise it.
The little Window is already there, it only has to become clickable and show also the full path when a group and not an object is active. And , by the way, if it could be in another font (stronger), a little bit like in bottom of the Finder(when active) , would be perfect