Problems with Column View in MacOS 10.9 Maverics

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Hello everyone, I prefer column view as it allows me to navigate folders using the arrow keys to open and close them. I find that, however, in 10.9, when I open Documents from the desktop with shift+command+D, I hear "Browser" and am not able to navigate. The arrow keys say nothing and I sometimes hear "scroll area" and nothing else. If I open the home folder, though and navigate to documents from there, this problem does not occur. It only occurs when attempting to open the documents folder from the desktop. Has anyone else experienced this issue? It has to be with column view enabled; the problem does not occur for me using list view. Thanks, Robert

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Submitted by JimInTexas on Monday, October 28, 2013

I think the command to open documents is command-shift-o. Command-shift-d always takes me to the desktop and the shift-command-o always opens my documents folder. JimHi Robert!

Submitted by Robert Spangler on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In reply to by JimInTexas

Yes, my apologies; I meant to say shift+VO+O for Documents.

Submitted by JimInTexas on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In reply to by Robert Spangler

Robert. I have column view enabled and I press command-shift-d to go to desktop and then from there I press command-shift-o and it takes me to my documents. no vo keys on this one. Hope this works for you. Jim

Submitted by LaBoheme on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

as a matter of fact, this is one of the main reasons i restored back to mountain lion. finder in mavericks can't handle directories contain large number of files. that's an understatement. based on my own testing, it can't handle directories contain as little as 250 files. also, this appears to be a voiceover problem, because i can highlight files in the folder by touching the trackpad, so the files are there, you simply can't browse them with keyboard and voiceover.