Any shortcut to open finder while using Safari?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wannabelean, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. wannabelean macrumors 6502

    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.
  2. JackRipper macrumors regular


    May 14, 2002
    South Carolina
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    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.
  4. Toutou macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2015
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Cmd + space (Spotlight), F-I-N, enter. Takes a second, no more.
  5. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    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.
  6. Kissmyne macrumors 6502


    Apr 21, 2015
  7. wannabelean thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2009
    Kissmyne Nothing happened. What's supposed to happen?
  8. wannabelean thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2009
    I like this best. Thank you.

    Everyone else thanks for your suggestions. Saving this thread for reference.

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