i’ll consider adding more shortcuts there, but i’m pretty hesitant to make it much more flexible. in general, if you have tons of things you’re hiding – i’d recommend just trying to build simpler pages.
you can, today, use keyboard shortcuts (look in the stacks preferences for a cheat sheet of them). there are one key shortcuts for both moving the selection around and hiding/unhiding a stack. not as fast as hover, but it’s better than nothing.
ok, now a short discussion on UI idioms.
in general, i try to stick to tried and true macOS idioms when designing UI/UX. there are good reasons for that:
- when a new version of macOS comes out i don’t have to redesign.
- they work with all types of input devices.
- they’re consistent between apps.
- and probably most importantly: people who need Accessibility UX changes get them automatically.
hover is used for a few things – but not many. i’m not certain why apple avoids it, but i would guess that it’s probably because Accessibility uses hover gestures for many things – and they don’t want to complicate other UI with it.