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macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 18, 2009
When I do a command + F the search box in Safari opens up. Is there a keyboard shortcut I can use to open Finder while using Safari? Right now I use the trackpad to manually navigate to the finder icon and click it.

Thanks in advance for any help you are able to provide.


macrumors 604
May 22, 2008
Milwaukee, WI
Finder is in the Dock. When I click it, my Documents folder opens. Answers to your question are OS version dependent. For example, in my OS (10.6.8) I can change Spaces a few different ways to get to Finder and open a folder. My other "trick" is to never use any app in full screen mode. That way, a sliver of my Desktop is always visible. If I want to get to Finder, one click gets the job done.


Staff member
Aug 9, 2009
A sea of green
You could create a Service in Automator. Put one action in it: Run AppleScript.

Put this into the AppleScript action:
tell app "Finder" to activate


Then assign a shortcut key of your choice to the Service. That's under System Preferences.

If you want to see what the line of AppleScript does, paste it into an AppleScript Editor window and run it. Note what happens.
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