Useful keyboard shortcuts for Finder

by Amit Verma on September 17, 2008

in Mac

I have listed a few keyboard shortcuts which can help you to make the most of Finder app.

Give them a try. Make sure Finder is selected before using the shortcuts.

These shortcuts are tested on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.4.

Open the special folders

  • Shift-Command-C ? Computer folder
  • Shift-Command-H ? Home folder (user’s home folder)
  • Shift-Command-D ? Desktop folder
  • Shift-Command-A ? Application folder
  • Shift-Command-U ? Utility folder
  • Shift-Command-K ? Network folder

Navigation

  • Command-[ ? Back
  • Command-] ? Forward
  • Command-? ? Parent folder
  • Command-` ? Move between open finder windows

Change View

  • Command-1 ? Icon view
  • Command-2 ? List view
  • Command-3 ? Column view
  • Command-4 ? Cover Flow view

Others

  • Command-M ? Minimize window current finder window
  • Option-Command-T ? Hide Sidebar and Toolbar in current finder window
  • Command-T ? Add current open folder or selected folder/file to sidebar
  • Shift-Command-backspace ? Empty trash
  • Command-N ? Open a new finder window
  • Shift-Command-N ? Create a new folder
  • Command-O ? Open selected file/folder
  • Command-D ? Duplicate selected file/folder
  • Command-E ? Eject the selected Disk/External hard drive/Network

Would you like to add more Finder shortcuts? Please mention the Mac OS version.

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Sunil September 17, 2008 at 11:01 pm

Command-shift-Q- Log out account
Control-eject- restart, shut down or sleep
Command-option-p-r- reset ram

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