I'm sure I've seen this on YouTube somewhere, but I can't figure out how to do this: I would like FYAT to match substrings anywhere in the file/folder name, not just in the beginning.
So if I have a folder called "foobarbaz" and I type "bar", I would like that folder to be selected. How can I do this?
What you saw in the YouTube video was the Filter Bar, rather than FAYT.
Push * to activate the Filter Bar, then type "bar", and you should see all the files with "bar" anywhere in their names, including "foobarbaz".
If you don't, make sure Preferences / File Displays / Filter Bar / Partial matching is turned on.
Thanks Leo, that sort of helps. It still leaves one question. Let's say I have the following listing:
and I type "*oba". The the list filters correctly to:
with "foobar" selected. Now, I would like to move to "foobaz" by pressing the down arrow once. However, when I do this, I get a popup from the FYAT bar itself, with some extra filtering options I don't care about at this point.
Any way to get it to work like I want it to? Or, what's another quick way to scroll to the next filter match?
Push Esc once before the down arrow.
I've also been wondering the same thing. But, Leo, I've tried your suggestion, and it doesn't seem to work for me. When I hit Esc, it cancels the filter altogether.
That is: if I press * to activate the filter bar, then type a pattern, and then hit ESC, the filter disappears.
So, at least for me, the question remains: after typing something into the filter bar, how can I return focus to the lister (via the keyboard) so that I can use the up and down arrows to navigate the list (other than hitting shift-tab five times)?
That was easy! I should have have tried that. Thanks for pointing it out.