I've been using the ⌥⌘Space shortcut to open a new "Search my Mac" Finder window. However, the problem with this is that I recently turned on Sierra's new "prefer tabs when opening windows" option on. That means that if I have a Finder window open in Desktop #4 but am currently in Desktop #1, the "Search my Mac" window will open in the Finder window in Desktop #4. What's even more confusing is that the Finder window isn't brought to the front. It stays in Desktop #4 and no matter how many times you press the ⌥⌘Space shortcut, you'll be opening new tabs in that window with no visual cues whatsoever.
So is there any way to (force) open a new Finder window on the current desktop, almost like pressing ⊞E on Windows? I do this so often, that having to switch to the desktop with Finder open becomes burdensome.