A couple ideas:

  1. A keyboard shortcut to hide the Node Library, perhaps opt+cmd+return, or simply esc when the node library is in focus. (The View->Node Library->Show Node Library could change to ...->Hide Node Library when holding the option key with the menu open, to align the option with the usual Mac OS X UI.)
  2. The option to hide the Node Library upon inserting a node, like the Keep Patch Library visible after inserting patch QC preference, see image.

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Cool !

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Cool !

If the name changed to show/hide we could specify a shortcut manually in the System Preferences.

The "close node library after inserting a node" option would be great on smaller screen ! I actually manually close it after each node added ;)

@seanradio the problem with

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@seanradio the problem with that Sean, is that cmd-return opens the node library AND highlights the search function.
If the command to close would be the same, if you wanted to search/add several nodes, each time between each node the command would close the library and you'd have to hit the command again to search/add.

Ideally I would suggest best of both worlds :

a - like Philip (@Pianomatic) said, an auto-hide as an option, probably better as a menu option with a shortcut that you can turn on/off.

b - Another shortcut to hide the library, like Philip (@Pianomatic) suggested too, either option-cmd-return or shift-cmd-return.

So that you could use the (a) shortcut to keep the library on if you plan several nodes, use the cmd-return to each time to highlight the search bar and when you're done either auto-hide it with the (a) shortcut again, or close it with (b).

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