Immediately show a Dock item in the Finder

Apr 24, 2007 - 5 Comments

Here’s a really useful quick tip for Mac OS X users: To show any Dock item in the Finder immediately, simply Command-Click on the icon in the Dock, the folder that contains it will quickly pop up. Cool huh?

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Posted by: Bill Ellis in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks


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  1. orville says:

    Nice, I never knew this either. Keep the tips comin’

  2. Dave M. says:

    Man, there must be millions of keyboard shortcuts for OS X. Every time I think I finally have a handle on them, someone comes out and adds another to the list.

    This one is a great one. I am constantly right-clicking and “Show in Finder”ing. This beats that hands down!

    Thanks a bunch!

  3. Peter says:

    Dave is right, too many shortcuts too remember. i like this one though

  4. adam says:

    yes indeed, I did the same thing as Dave M. until now great shortcut.

  5. BabyGotMac says:

    Well I’ll be darned. Another obscure shortcut slips out. Good tip!

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