If you’re anything like me you’re always searching for ways to make your life easier on OSX. This post follows on from the five extremely useful finder keyboard shortcuts post I wrote last month detailing how to navigate through directories with the keyboard.
First, you need to open “Go to folder” with SHIFT+CMD+G. This will open the following navigation panel.
Now simply type the location you’d like to navigate to. If you would like to navigate to somewhere within your home directory prepend ~/ to your query. For example the following would navigate you to your Downloads directory.
You’re not limited to parent directories either, you can navigate to sub directories too, for example:
Another nice feature of “Go to folder” is auto complete. Start typing where you would like to navigate to and hit TAB, this will auto complete the directory name for you, if it exists.