Opening Folders

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by HappySnail, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. HappySnail macrumors regular

    May 26, 2008
    Is there a keyboard shortcut for opening folders in finder. I am used to the enter button on windows and keep changing the file name by accident. Sorry for my stupidity.

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    No need to apologise mate. COMMAND-O is the open sequence in most apps, including Finder. COMMAND is the key that sometimes has a clover-style symbol on it, a hollow Apple symbol, or the word COMMAND. It's generally near the SPACEBAR. :)
  3. amac4me macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2005
    Another option would be to change the Finder view to Column view. If you're using Leopard it's the one that third one from the left. As shown here:


    This way a single click of the mouse or movement using the arrow keys will open the folder in the adjacent right column.

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