Suppose we have a Section, Subsection and Subsubsection cell grouped automatically, as in the gif below. I can programmatically open the Subsection Cell using the code in the gif.
If the section cell is closed then the Subsection and subsubsection cells are not visible. However, when I apply the code, the cells open and are visible. This is what I mean by opening a group "explicitly". I do not want this.
Is it possible to open a group and that's all it does? I do not want to necessarily show it. I call this opening a group "implicitly". I know I can programmatically close the Section cell again. But I have many cell types and large notebooks, with many different levels of subgroups so this method is going to be a difficult puzzle. I'd like an easier method.
Is there some feature that allows me to open a subgroup (and not necessarily see it being opened)? It seems like this should be a feature as I'm asking for the bare minimum... just to open a group.