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When I type C-c C-v to see the list of TODOs, or C-c / m to see headlines with a certain tag, org-mode shows me a sparse tree with the results.

How do I then go back to seeing the tree the way it was before I issued this command? Note that I haven't changed the file in any way, so this isn't your normal "undo", it's about going back to how org-mode was displaying the tree before.

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M-x show-all

You can bound this to a key of your choice, either globally or in org-mode keymap

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This doesn't send you back to the state the tree was before, right? It expands the whole tree? – obvio171 Apr 11 '11 at 17:56
Yes, you are right – ADEpt Jul 29 '11 at 22:28

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