Six Quick Finder Keyboard Shortcuts
We all know that navigating around the Mac Finder is quick and easy, but you can speed things up by memorizing a few keystrokes that’ll be sure to come in handy. With that in mind, here are six quick keyboard shortcuts to make navigating around the Finder a tad bit speedier.
You’ll notice many of these are particularly useful for when you are using a Finder windows more detailed list view. Some of these have been around since the early days of Mac OS (I remember using command-w in System 6!), and others are new to our modern and beloved Mac OS X.
|Close all windows||Command – Option – W|
|Close current window||Command – W|
|Expand folder (list view)||Command – Right Arrow|
|Expand folder and subfolders (list view)||Command – Option – Right Arrow|
|Collapse folder (list view)||Command – Left Arrow|
|Open parent and close current window||Command – Option – Up Arrow|
Want more keystroke tips? Check out Four Keystrokes to Ease Navigation in Mac OS X