Previous OS X versions allowed one to select the startup disk using Cmd-Shift-Up when on the Desktop, or "from" any Finder window. In 10.9.4 this works only from the Desktop. When a Finder window is active, the menu item does appear when holding down Shift, but is greyed out.
The startup disk is visible on the Desktop, per Finder preferences.
Any ideas? I can make a workaround using Keyboard Maestro or the likes, but..

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  • Is your startup disk icon visible on the desktop already? If not, that might explain why the option is grayed out. – Kent Jan 7 '15 at 10:53
  • The startup disk is visible (per Finder preferences), I'll update the description. – MSpreij Jan 7 '15 at 10:57
  • Ok. I figured it was worth a shot... Sorry that I don't have any other ideas. – Kent Jan 7 '15 at 11:40
  • @BartArondson Done! – MSpreij Jan 9 '15 at 13:11

I created a workaround using KeyboardMaestro: only in Finder, on hotkey (⌘⇧↑), execute AppleScript:

tell application "Finder"
    select window of desktop
    set selection to item 1 of desktop
end tell

Weirdly enough it doesn't show that it is selected, but Cmd-down opens its window.

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