Keyboard shortcut in Finder - Open folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by petercockroach, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. petercockroach macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2007
    Hey everyone. I tried a basic search before posting and didn't find any related topics but there's a good chance I just missed it.

    Anyway, I love my Mac but ever since switching (over 2 years ago), something has bothered me. I don't like how in Finder, I can't hit return/enter to go into a folder. Now I'm beginning to think that there has to be a way to do it, I just don't know how. Or if not, I can bind a key. Can anyone help me out?
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Cmd+down arrow or cmd+o will both open a folder in Finder.

    You can bind keys in system preferences- Keyboard and Mouse - Keyboard shortcut, however I don't think you can change enter from rename to open this way (or at all).
  3. petercockroach thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2007

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