Open Finder keystroke?

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  1. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    Is there any keystroke to open a Finder window? Or is clicking on the icon the only way?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    Don't think there's one specifically for Finder from any Application, but if you Cmd + Tab you can get to Finder pretty quick. If you use Quicksilver, you can probably set up a trigger that will open a Finder window from any Application.
     
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  4. AuroraProject thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Forgot about this post, thanks guys! Command + N opens Finder to the documents folder, and Command + up arrow opens it to my home folder. I just have to click outside of an open app for the keystrokes to work.
     
  5. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I wish there was the equivalent OS X keystroke to Windows flag+e.

    -Kevin
     
  6. pilaftank macrumors newbie

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    From any application, you can open a new Finder window with this keystroke:
    <Option-Command-SPACE>

    If you want to open the window in your home folder, use:
    <Option-Command-SPACE><Shift-Command-H>
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    In my case, that started iTunes playing. Interesting to know, granted, but...

    You can use Quicksilver to set a custom keyboard shortcut to open Finder, though.
     
  8. jwahkan macrumors newbie

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    +option+space is the universal command for a Spotlight search in a Finder window. Perhaps that shortcut was changed on your machine.

    If you go to Peferences/Spotlight you can change the shortcut to something else.
     
  9. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Are you sure about that? On my system it seems to be a system-wide shortcut to pause iTunes.

    Never mind. That's odd, I have the Spotlight commands disabled and the input menu commands enabled, but command+option+space is supposed to be mapped to "next input source".
     
  10. pilaftank macrumors newbie

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    You're right, but that's exactly why it works. I don't think Apple's intention was for <Option-Command-SPACE> to be used as a keystroke to launch Finder, but it does the job just fine!

    A number of people have noted that the keystroke can do other things as well. However, that's if you customize the default keystroke mappings.
     

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