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10.3: Quickly jump to the Finder's filename search box Desktop
The Finder has a hidden keyboard shortcut ... type Command-Option-F to jump to the input box of the toolbar's search field. This is not like hitting Command-F, which opens the detailed Find dialog. Since the Finder's search now works like an iTunes search (it's a "live" search), the shortcut key can help you access the search field faster, and filter the contents viewable in the Finder window (i.e. when the search field is set to "Selection" and not "Local Disks," etc.).

Being able to start a search for files without using a mouse or trackball to click in the search field is awesome!

[robg adds: As near as I can tell, this is completely undocumented, and very useful!]
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Consistent with Safari
Authored by: grinch on Nov 18, '03 11:18:50AM

This is consistent with Safari's keystroke for jumping to the Google search box.



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... and iTunes
Authored by: quepasa on Nov 18, '03 11:23:07AM

and Mail....



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10.3: Quickly jump to the Finder's filename search box
Authored by: philoye on Nov 19, '03 08:57:32AM

Is there a similar way to jump to the Address bar? That is the one thing that IE on the PC had that I always liked... Alt-D would jump to the address bar and highlight the text.

thanks...



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10.3: Quickly jump to the Finder's filename search box
Authored by: robmorton on Nov 19, '03 09:07:12AM

I believe you are looking for Command-L (Open Location under the File menu)



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10.3: Quickly jump to the Finder's filename search box
Authored by: JohnMacDonald@Ma on Nov 20, '03 11:32:45AM

Command-L (Open Location) Jumps to the Address in Safari



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10.3: Quickly jump to the Finder's filename search box
Authored by: briansteere on Jan 12, '04 02:28:00PM

To jump to the address field in IE and Safari use command L
This also highlights any text therein



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