Bridge: Making finding your folder (directory) easier in navigation mode

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When I use Bridge and switch directories (folders), I'd love to have the pointer stay where it is, rather than going back to the top of the directory. This is a real pain in a directory where there are a lot of subdirectories (>120) and I'm looking for particular pictures to gather for a project, so I have to scan down each time to relocate the pointer and continue. It would be much easier if the pointer just stayed where I was; it would also help me remember which one I was just in (was it 108 or 109?). Getting older doesn't help with the memory problems... The subdirectories start at 100 and go to 205, plus some named ones; that's to help keep the photos organized as they come from the camera and keep them in manageable "chunks" of 100 each, more or less.
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It sounds like you are asking for the folder you were just in to be highlighted after moving up the folder hierarchy. So, if you are in C:\Program Files\Adobe and you move up to C:\Program Files, the Adobe folder will be selected. This can already be done, it just depends on your navigation methods.

If you navigated down into the Adobe folder from the C:\Program Files folder, you can use the Back button (top left) to return to the Program Files folder. At this point, the Adobe folder will be selected, as that is where you just came from.

If you use the folder path navigation bar (just under the Back and Forward buttons), or the Favorites and Folders panels, you will simply move to the top of that folder's directory. Navigating using these methods is always considered a move "down" the hierarchy. Where you are coming from is not taken into consideration because this is a navigational jump or shortcut and there will generally be no correlation between the two locations.

Unfortunately, this is just how file navigation works. You'll find the exact same behavior when using Windows Explorer or Mac Finder.