Keyboard shortcut for the Finder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JesterJJZ, May 27, 2011.

  1. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

    JesterJJZ

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    #1
    May be a silly question. Is there a keyboard shortcut to open the Finder window? I'm so used to using the keyboard in all my apps that having to go down to my dock or some random folder on my desktop seems a bit archaic. Imagine how many split seconds I could shave off each with a shortcut! :D
     
  2. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

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    CMD+OPTION+SPACE opens a spotlight window, which is pretty much the same.
     
  3. JesterJJZ thread starter macrumors 68020

    JesterJJZ

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    I guess CMD+N does it too but I gotta click on the desktop first. Is there any way of setting a shortcut that will always open up a finder window no matter what program I am on? Well, I guess you just told me one LOL!
     
  4. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just Command + Tab to Finder then Command + N?
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Smart thinking, ezramoore! I am sure this technique will save me countless mousing. :D
     
  6. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

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  7. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

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    You could set a global shortcut using something like Quicksilver or Spark to run an applescript that activates the Finder.
     

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