50 Finder keyboard shortcuts in macOS everyone should know

50 Finder keyboard shortcuts in macOS everyone should know

Just like most native apps on macOS, the Finder file manager offers a significant number of keyboard shortcuts to make your work easier. Below are 10 keyboard shortcuts that you can use to manipulate the file system.

50 Finder keyboard shortcuts in macOS everyone should know

1. Launching a new Finder window

Sometimes, when working with the file system, it becomes necessary to move a document to a new folder on the Mac. In this case, the ability to open a second Finder window comes in handy. This can be done by pressing the keys Command (⌘) + N – opens a new window, or Command (⌘) + T – opens a new tab.

2. Create a new folder

To create a new folder in the Finder window, you can use the buttons Command (⌘) + Shift (⇧) + N on keyboard. Next, you need to name the folder and move the required content.

3. Emptying the recycle bin

A combination of Command (⌘) + Shift (⇧) + Delete… To do this, you need to bring the Finder window to the front.

4. Launch Spotlight

To open Spotlight, press the keys Command (⌘) + Space… In some cases it can be configured as Ctrl + Space.

5. Quick access to the “Utilities” folder on Mac

This folder contains a number of important applications that are used from time to time, such as “Terminal” or “System Monitor”. You can quickly access them using the keys Command (⌘) + Shift (⇧) + U.

6. Quick access to the “Applications” folder

In case you need to launch, rename or delete any application, you can get quick access to the Applications folder by clicking on Command (⌘) + Shift (⇧) + A.

7. Duplicate selected objects

To duplicate selected objects, you can use Command (⌘) + Dand the corresponding copies are created in the Finder window.

8. Search on Mac

One of the useful features in Finder is the ability to search for content stored on the Mac. After starting the application window, click on Command (⌘) + F… When the search bar appears on the screen, enter the required query.

9. Configuring file viewing parameters for the current window

Bring the Finder window to the front and click on Command (⌘) + J… The list of options that appears will allow you to change the sorting order, the size of the icons, select the Finder background, etc.

10. Change the display of files in Finder

The following keyboard shortcuts can be used to change the look of files in Finder:

  • Command (⌘) + 1 – displaying the contents of the Finder window in the form of icons;
  • Command (⌘) + 2 – displaying the contents of the Finder window as a list;
  • Command (⌘) + 3 – displaying the contents of the Finder window in the form of columns;
  • Command (⌘) + 4 – display the contents of the Finder window in Cover Flow swiping mode.

40 More Useful Finder Shortcuts

Command (⌘) + A – selection of all files in the active Finder window;

Option (⌥) + Command (⌘) + A – cancellation of selection;

Command (⌘) + C – copying the selected item or text to the clipboard;

Command (⌘) + V – pasting the copied element;

Command (⌘) + X – cut;

Shift (⇧) + Command (⌘) + D – opening the desktop folder;

Command (⌘) + E – removing the media;

Shift (⇧) + Command (⌘) + G – go to the folder;

Shift (⇧) + Command (⌘) + H – opening the personal folder of the current user;

Command (⌘) + I – opening file properties;

Option (⌥) + Command (⌘) + I – opening the “Inspector” window;

Control + Command (⌘) + I – opening the general properties of the file;

Command (⌘) + J – display of view parameters;

Shift (⇧) + Command (⌘) + K – opening the “Network” window;

Command (⌘) + L – creating an alias for the selected file;

Command (⌘) + M – minimizing the window;

Option (⌥) + Command (⌘) + M – minimizing all windows;

Option (⌥) + Command (⌘) + N – creating a smart folder;

Command (⌘) + O – opening the selected item;

Shift (⇧) + Command (⌘) + Q – output;

Command (⌘) + R – display of the original file (for a pseudonym);

Command (⌘) + T – adding to the Finder side menu;

Shift (⇧) + Command (⌘) + T – adding to favorites;

Option (⌥) + Command (⌘) + T – hide or show the toolbar in Finder windows;

Command (⌘) + W – closing the window;

Option (⌥) + Command (⌘) + W – closing all windows;

Option (⌥) + Command (⌘) + Y – launching a slideshow;

Command (⌘) + Z – undo the last action;

Command +, (comma) – opening Finder preferences;

Command (⌘) + Shift (⇧) + ? – Opening Mac Help;

Option (⌥) + Shift (⇧) + Command (⌘) + Esc – forced termination of the program;

Command (⌘) + [ — Назад;

Command (⌘) + ] – Forward;

Command (⌘) + Up Arrow – opening a subfolder;

Control + Command (⌘) + Up Arrow – opening a subfolder in a new window;

Command (⌘) + Down Arrow – opening the selected item;

Command (⌘) + Tab – transition to another program (forward);

Shift (⇧) + Command (⌘) + Tab – transition to another program (back);

Command (⌘) + Delete – moving to the Trash;

Option (⌥) + Shift (⇧) + Command (⌘) + Delete – emptying the Trash without displaying a confirmation dialog box;

Space (also Command (⌘) + Y) – quick view.

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