I want to reassign Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ F to a custom command, but Finder reserves it to open 'All My Files'.

I have looked around Preferences-Keyboard-Shortcuts, but the Finder shortcuts do not seem to be listed, so I cannot remove them.

Is there any way to remove the Finder shortcuts so I can assign them to what I want?

Many thanks,


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You first have to assign 'All My Files' to something else [choose some complicated junk you'll never need]
You cannot remove a default, only reassign it.

Then you can add your chosen alternative with Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ F .
I used Documents to demonstrate, as it was just below

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System Prefs > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts.
Finder [in fact no app] will not exist as a listed app until after you make the first shortcut for it.
To set up the first one, click + then select Finder from the drop menu; add your menu title, "All My Files" then your 'junk' key command.
After that, selecting the 'Finder' header from the list will auto-populate the app drop menu, making subsequent entries quicker.

  • Thanks for the reply. My problem is that I cannot find 'All My Files' (or the parent 'Finder') in the Shortcuts tab of the keyboard preferences. What do you select in the left-hand pane in that tab (unfortunately obscured in your screenshot)? Jan 12, 2016 at 21:12
  • It's App Shortcuts. Finder won't exist as an item in that list until you add the first key command for it. I'll update the answer.
    – Tetsujin
    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:34

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