When I click on the Documents or Downloads folder in the Dock, a Grid comes up. Is there a way to get it to just open in the Finder? Instead of having to click on Documents and then click on Open in Finder.
You can do it in a single key command from Finder.
Cmd ⌘ Opt ⌥ L
alternatively, it's in the Go menu if you want to keep your hand on mouse/trackpad.
Answered here as it's linked as a dupe from How can I open my Downloads folder in one click? which asks for an alternative keyboard shortcut.