Hold the Command key to open a folder in a new window

Apr 5, 2010 - 5 Comments

Finder logo You can open a folder in a new window by holding down the Command key when you click on it. This is a really useful tip if you’re trying to copy files from inside one folder to another, just open the directories side by side and copy away!

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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks


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  1. peter says:

    this is so useful, why didn’t I know about this? so many hidden gems on the mac

  2. zolee says:

    cmd+N to open new window
    cmd+W to close window
    cmd+Q to quit app

  3. mark says:

    i dont get it. explain more please

  4. Isaac says:

    @mark, if you are in the finder and you want to open a new finder window you hold down the command key and a new window spawns from the old window

  5. adampasz says:

    Actually, it’s a double-click. At least for me. :)

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