Enter key to open files?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Samslice12, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Samslice12 macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey,

    Being a PC user all my life, I'm just wondering is there a way to set up your Mac so that pressing the enter key will open files because this is what I am used to doing on a PC. It gets kind of annoying because every time I open a file I end up renaming it accidently. Is there a way to open files with the enter key or is it just something that I'll have to live with?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    It's just something to live with. Command-O is the keyboard shortcut to open files.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Cmd+down also works and I find it more efficient when navigating file hierarchies.

    When I first switched I was constantly renaming files when I wanted to open however I got used to it pretty quickly.
     
  4. aleni macrumors 68000

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    yeah, get used to it, it's pretty quick to learn and getting used.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I can't believe I did not know that. Thanks.
     
  6. johnyom macrumors newbie

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    Command-Down is the bomb!!

    OMG - Command-Down is the bomb!! That's the keyboard shortcut I've been looking for, for sooooo long!!! THANK YOU.

    I'm going to use that SOOOOO MUCH.... Thanks so much for that information! You made my day! :)
     
  7. macila macrumors newbie

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