Photoshop: Shortcut to close child subfolders in Layers panel

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You know how you can Ctrl+click a root folder in Layers panel to close/unclose all root folders?

How about adding that functionality to child folders as well, so that Ctrl+clicking would close/unclose all folders of the same level and parent? Would make it a lot faster to navigate in Layers panel, when you are using a small screen.
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Markus Kuuranta

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Add the alt key.

Open/close all layer groups (folders) at the current level of hierarchy: Cmd-click the arrow next to the group - This is handy when you want to open/close, say, all the top-level groups without disturbing the open/closed state of any groups nested within them.

Open/close all layer groups nested within the current one: Opt-click the arrow next to the group - This is nice when you want to open/shut a bunch of nested groups, without affecting any that lie outside the target group.

Open/close all layer groups, period: Cmd-Opt-click the arrow next to a group