Pressing enter when navigating finder to open folders

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by stevenpa, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    This is probably a really dumb question but is there a way to make pressing enter open the folder instead of the option to rename?
     
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    GGJstudios

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    Why not simply press the right arrow to open the folder?
     
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    r.j.s

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    No, there isn't.

    That only works in column view. In icon view, it moves to the next file/folder.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    It works in list view, as well. I use it all the time. Right arrow to open the folder, left to close.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I use the right arrow now, just easier to press enter when I'm going through a ton of files/folders. A windows thing I guess
     
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    GGJstudios

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    Yes, it sometimes takes a while to re-learn new workflow habits. Once you get used to it, you'll find it quite efficient.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I use both systems all the time since I used excel quite a bit. Was just trying to find a few files and it was bugging me.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    I've been very happy with Office for Mac. Since I do extensive work with Excel, it enabled me to completely abandon Windows almost 4 years ago.
     
  9. tkermit, Dec 4, 2011
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    tkermit

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    It really is. I remember being slightly annoyed in general of the Mac's differing shortcuts when I first started using a Mac, but after a short while really learned to appreciate their consistency and general sensibleness.

    I use ⌘-↓ and ⌘-↑ to navigate into and out of folders, and to open documents. ⌘-1/2/3/4 to switch between different views, is helpful too. Not to forget ⇧⌘G to go to a specific folder (tab-key autocompletes).
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh that's nice, didn't know you could do ⌘-↓ and ⌘-↑

    Thanks!
     
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    VPrime

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    I press cmd+o to open folders. :)
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    Why does enter = rename? Windows or not, it is not very intuitive.
     

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