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Is there a keyboard shortcut to bring up Finder?

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Is there a default keyboard shortcut to start a new Finder window? If not, is there a way to assign one? I tried System preferences/App Shortcuts/Shortcuts and created a new item Finder, and assigned SHIFT-COMMAND-F, among other things, but nothing

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If you use TotalFinder there is a nice 'visor' feature which causes a Finder window to slide up from the bottom of the screen. The sliding in or out can be linked to a hot key combo (double press option works well for me) and then it is always easy to do a bit if quick Finder manipulation.

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Actually I find it easy to bring up the finder with COMMAND-TAB. Cycle thru the open applications till you have selected Finder.

If any windows are already open but hidden they pop to the front if none are open a simple COMMAND-N opens a new window.

Not exactly a simple WINDOWS-E but it does work.


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Is there a keyboard shortcut to bring up Finder?

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Is there a default keyboard shortcut to start a new Finder window? If not, is there a way to assign one? I tried System preferences/App Shortcuts/Shortcuts and created a new item Finder, and assigned SHIFT-COMMAND-F, among other things, but nothing


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If you use TotalFinder there is a nice 'visor' feature which causes a Finder window to slide up from the bottom of the screen. The sliding in or out can be linked to a hot key combo (double press option works well for me) and then it is always easy to do a bit if quick Finder manipulation.

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Just bought total finder. It's pretty nice, thanks - Victor Grazi Jan 24 at 0:18

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