Hi, I have numerous hook files to open documents, but I am now often running into a situation where I need to open the enclosed folder. It would be great to have a feature such as in Alfred, where I open the document by pressing return, but open the enclosed folder with CMD-Return.
Are you referring to the links you see in the Hook window (Title item, HOOKED, PINNED, RECENT)? there are Commands & Shortcuts for that.
Thanks fo responding! No, I mean hook files as in “fancy aliases”, no Hook window open.
My workflow is that I have a couple of hook files in my class session folders, and I double click on them to open documents and run files during class - documents and files that are stored in a variety of other folders. However, I have also a lot of other materials in those folders, too, that may be of interest if a student has a particular question. In that case I’d like to open the enclosed folder from that Hook file.
Using a Hook window on a particular file (with multiple entries) is not an option, as these additional files are too many, and change too often.
you probably know this already, but just in case, and for the benefit of other readers.
- One could create one .hook files that points to a folder, and another that points to a specific file. Depending on your Preferences (next point), that would open the folder so that you can browse.
- there is a
Reveal hook://file link targets in Finder General Preference . If that is checked (current default), Hook will reveal the .hook URL target; otherwise, it will reveal the item.
But it sounds like you want to be able to dynamically override the general preference , such that ⌘⌥O for instance would
Reveal File in Finder regardless of general setting (equivalent to Finder alias > ⌘R show original).
Yes, eventually. I still need to open files quickly, and Hook has sped up my class organization substantially. Thanks!