- Change shift-left to un-hoist / un-focus to the next level up in the hierarchy, not to the root
- Establish a new shortcut for un-hoisting to the root
When working with an outline, you constantly move up and down levels incrementally, considering more or less context as needed.
At the moment it’s very difficult to do this while in ‘hoist’ mode. This is because there’s no keyboard shortcut for moving up one level at a time. Shift-left ‘drops’ you all the way to the root, from where you must retrace your steps.
The only alternatives you are left with are either to tap on the arrow keys repeatedly so that you reach the right spot in the ‘breadcrumb’ area and press Enter, or to click using the mouse.
Both are slow and unintuitive.
Moving level-wise is the more common action. Therefore, it should take the existing, most convenient shortcut, and ‘escaping’ all the way to the root should get another one.