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Wondering if there's a shortcut available to show all open Finder windows? Not sure what to call this behaviour; not 'focus all windows', since that involves a single window, not 'raise all window', since that also involves a single window.

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There isn't a shortcut but there is a menu item: Window / Bring All to Front. You can use System Preferences / Keyboard / Keyboard Shortcuts to add one.

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I found that there's two additional methods one can use:

  • while a Finder window has focus, ⌘-tab to another application, then ⌘-tab back to Finder
  • click the Finder icon in the Dock.
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Another option is the Finder Menu item "Hide Others": command-option-H. That'll hide everything except Finder Windows, which'll make all open Finder windows visible.

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