An Equivalent of hitting Enter on an application.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Osarkon, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. Osarkon macrumors 68020

    Osarkon

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    #1
    In Windows when I wanted to open a file i'd normally highlight it and hit enter. Unfortunately on OS X when I do that it tries to rename the file. Is there an equivalent to hitting enter to run a file/folder/application in OS X? :confused:
     
  2. aspro macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Indeed, cmd+o does open files.
     
  3. mooncaine macrumors regular

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    This was the single most frustrating thing to me, when I switched, but eventually you'll get used to it, and the frustration goes away. Trust me.

    Cmd-O also opens folders, too. I like to use Cmd-down arrow to open folders, and it's very handy to use Cmd-up arrow to open the current folder's parent folder [and more intuitive than Windows' Backspace for this]. If you add the Option key, the current window closes when the new one opens ... I LOVE that!
     
  4. Osarkon thread starter macrumors 68020

    Osarkon

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    Cheers, it's been bugging me since I've had my macbook and only now did I think of asking:D
     
  5. emptyCup macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

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    And if you hold down the Option key, with CMD-O or while double clicking, it will close the folder the app. is in while opening the application. The basic list of shortcuts is here.
     

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