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Old Nov 2, 2005, 09:47 PM   #1
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Pressing "ENTER" in finder does not open folder?

Hi,

Is there a way to map it so that enter = navigate into folder?

It is mildly annoying :S
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Old Nov 2, 2005, 09:48 PM   #2
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Old Nov 2, 2005, 10:18 PM   #3
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also apple+down arrow

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It is mildly annoying :S
I hear that. When I switched I almost went crazy.
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I hear that. When I switched I almost went crazy.
So did I. But it really is better in the long run I reckon. Way easier for renaming files.

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Old Nov 2, 2005, 11:20 PM   #6
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I don't recall a time when I ever needed to use the keyboard exclusively.

I thought more people would be pissed about Apple-F
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Old Nov 2, 2005, 11:20 PM   #7
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So did I. But it really is better in the long run I reckon. Way easier for renaming files.

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In windows you just hit f2 to rename files. One key stroke per OS. Not that much different or easier.
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I cant believe someone had the same question as me. Thank You!
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:12 PM   #9
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In windows you just hit f2 to rename files. One key stroke per OS. Not that much different or easier.
Hmm, I beg to differ. I also found the Enter key for renaming to be insanely irritating for awhile, but after using OS X more, I find it to be much more thoughtful. F2 is totally random in comparison, and requires more hand movement.

I like to use keyboard shortcuts a lot, so my hands are often in the home typing position. In OSX, if I want to rename a file, bam, I hit enter, and my hands are already in position to type. Hitting F2 requires either a full left hand lift plus a look, or a less reliable blind finger reach. Then I have to move my hand back to commence typing the new file name.

Under both OSes, I need to lift my right hand off to the arrow keys to move around the file system. With OSX, once I'm at a file I want to open, my right hand's already at the arrows. Cmd+down. Done. With Windows, I'd have to reach back to the enter key.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 03:58 AM   #10
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It did take a while to get used to doing things the OSX way after decades of using windows. I'm not sure if either or is a better solution, just whatever one's more used to. I do wish that OS X had some win7 features, like when renaming a bunch of files in Win7, just press Tab to move to the next file.

Or pressing alt+key to access menu functions.
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Which I use all the time. The one thing I'd like would be if you could have a one-hand keystroke combo (ideally, a left-hand combination) so you can navigate folders with one hand while keeping the other hand on the mouse (or holding a cup of coffee, or holding your loved one.. or kid... or dog... )

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Honestly from this I learned that F2 renames files in windows... I've used windows and mac for years, never knew that!
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