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OSX: Five extremely useful finder keyboard shortcuts

Here are five extremely useful finder keyboard shortcuts that every OSX user should know.

Open a new finder window
This key sequence will open a new finder window in front of the current window.

CMD+N


Create a new directory
A new folder will be created and will have the cursor ready to type the name

CMD+SHIFT+N

Open a directory
Opens the currently selected directory.

CMD+O

Connect to server
Opens the finder Connect to Server window

CMD+K

Change file view type
The following 4 commands allows quick switching between file/folder view

Icons

CMD+1

List as list

CMD+2

Columns

CMD+3

Cover flow

CMD+4

Posted in Mac OS X on the 1st October 2010

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