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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AuroraProject, Mar 16, 2008.
Is there any keystroke to open a Finder window? Or is clicking on the icon the only way?
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.
(command) + N
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.
Yeah, I wish there was the equivalent OS X keystroke to Windows flag+e.
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>
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.
+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.
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".
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.