QuickRef.ME

Finder Keyboard Shortcuts

A visual cheat-sheet for the 55 keyboard shortcuts found in Finder. This application is part of MacOS.

#Keyboard Shortcuts

#Finder Shortcuts

Shortcut Action
Cmd D Duplicate the selected files
Cmd E Eject the selected disk or volume
Cmd F Start a Spotlight search in the Finder window
Cmd I Show the get info window for a selected file
Cmd R When an alias is selected in the Finder, show original file for the selected alias
Cmd Shift C Open the Computer window
Cmd Shift D Open the desktop folder
Cmd Shift F Open the Recents window, showing all files you viewed or changed recently
Cmd Shift G Open a Go to Folder window
Cmd Shift H Open the Home folder of the current MacOS user account
Cmd Shift I Open the iCloud drive
Cmd Shift K Open the Network window
Cmd Opt L Open the Downloads folder
Cmd Shift N Create a new folder
Cmd Shift O Open the Documents folder
Cmd Shift P Show or hide the Preview pane in Finder windows
Cmd Shift R Open the AirDrop window
Cmd Shift T Show or hide the tab bar in Finder windows
Ctrl Cmd Shift T Add selected Finder items to the Dock
Cmd Shift U Open the Utilities folder
Cmd Opt D Show or hide the Dock
Cmd Ctrl T Add the selected item to the sidebar
Cmd Opt P Hide or show the path bar in Finder windows
Cmd Opt S Hide or show the Sidebar in Finder windows
Cmd / Hide or show the status bar in Finder windows
Cmd J Show view options
Cmd K Open the Connect to Server window
Cmd Ctrl A Make an alias of the selected item
Cmd N Open a new Finder window
Cmd Opt N Create a new Smart Folder
Cmd T Show or hide the tab bar when a single tab is open in the current Finder window
Cmd Opt T Show or hide the toolbar when a single tab is open in the current Finder window
Cmd Opt V Move the files in the Clipboard from their original location to the current location
Cmd Y Use Quick Look to preview the selected files
Cmd Opt Y View a Quick Look slideshow of the selected files
Cmd 1 View the items in the Finder window as icons
Cmd 2 View the items in a Finder window as a list
Cmd 3 View the items in a Finder window in columns
Cmd 4 View the items in a Finder window in a gallery
Cmd [ Go to the previous folder
Cmd ] Go to the next folder
Cmd Up Open the folder that contains the current folder
Cmd Ctrl Up Open the folder that contains the current folder, in a new window
Cmd Down Open the selected item
Right Open the selected folder, this only works when in list view
Left Close the selected folder, this only works when in list view
Cmd Del Move the selected item to the trash
Cmd Shift Del Empty the trash
Cmd Opt Shift Del Empty the trash without the confirmation dialogue
Cmd Bright-Down Turn video mirroring on or off when your Mac is connected to more than one display
Cmd Bright-Up Open Displays preferences
Ctrl Bright Change the brightness of your external display, if supported
Opt Shift Bright Adjust the display brightness in smaller steps
Ctrl Down Show all windows of the front app
Opt Vol Open Sound preferences

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