Keyboard Shortcut for Search in Finder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Cooknn, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Cooknn macrumors 68020

    Cooknn

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    I totally dig the way I can search up or down in Firefox just by pressing /. Takes me back to my vi days in UNIX. Last night I was doing some serious multi-tasking with InDesign, Photoshop, Firefox and Finder and the one thing that slowed me down - just a bit - was the fact that I always had to mouse up to the search box in the top right corner of the Finder window. Not talking about Spotlight, or the more advanced Find, just the simple Search function with the magnifying glass.

    Is there a way I can assign / to get me into that box?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Apple-F when in Finder. Is that what you mean?
     
  3. Cooknn thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, but no. That brings up the more advanced Find function. I'm looking for a way to get into the Search box without having to mouse up there... It just seems quicker than Find, which is great but not as slick as Search, IMHO.

    BTW, I am totally loving InDesign, BV :D
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    option-apple-F is the same as clicking on the search box.
     
  5. Cooknn thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks! Not at a Mac at the moment. Do you know if there's a way I can remap that to / ?
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Thought you would. Most do.
    PMs now open for business again... ;)
     
  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    I don't think you'll get there with Tiger's built-in mapping tool. It doesn't let you define shortcuts without modifier keys. Worse, the menu text doesn't change from "Find", so there is no way to map the "option" variation to something else.

    Maybe some third-party tool that lets you make keyboard macros would to the trick.
     
  8. Cooknn thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks. Well, Option-Apple-F is better than having to reach for the mouse. I could get used to that ;)
     
  9. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    I find myself using Apple + space bar a lot, opens the Spotlight menu.

    Sorry, I know its not what your after - but I find it easier and more precise.
     

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