Opening Finder Window From Full Screen App?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LSJ, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. LSJ macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2011
    Picture a scene where you're browsing your favourite website, for instance BBC Sport on a Saturday. You may open this with Chrome or indeed Safari. Then, for some reason, you want to play an episode of the Inbetweeners. Of course, you need a Finder to do this.

    How would you open a new finder window without 1) minimising, clicking desktop and command+n 2) anything else that involves using a mouse.

    I naturally do it by clicking Command + N, however if Chrome/Safari is open, that will simply create a new window of that application. Is there a way around this?
  2. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    I don't think there's an in-built way of doing what you're asking for; you could try something like Fastscripts to add a global keyboard shortcut.

    Edit - of course you could also use Expose to switch to another app without leaving fullscreen, but that might not be what you're looking for.

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