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10.7: Update to Command+Return with Spotlight results System 10.7
Since Spotlight was introduced in 10.4, users could press Command+Return when selecting a Spotlight menu result to reveal the file in the Finder.

The exceptions to this behavior were things like contacts, iCal events, and Mail messages (as noted in this hint from 2006). For those types of items, the corresponding application would open and display the content. This behavior has changed in 10.7 and the files are now revealed in the Finder when invoking this shortcut.

[crarko adds: You may of course also get the Quick Look preview of the item first, or select it and open it as before.]
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10.7: Update to Command+Return with Spotlight results
Authored by: gopes on Oct 03, '11 08:14:53PM

Not that it matters anymore, but in Tiger, holding command actually highlighted the first entry in the results so that you could press return to open it quickly. That changed in--I believe--Leopard, when the top hit was automatically highlighted.

FWIW (I'm sure not much, if anything.)



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10.7: Update to Command+Return with Spotlight results
Authored by: ctopfel on Oct 03, '11 09:41:18PM

I didn't know that hint in the first place, but would have used it ten times up to know.

Thanks for the posting!



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10.7: Update to Command+Return with Spotlight results
Authored by: cueball on Oct 03, '11 11:12:17PM

Option-Return still exhibits the old behaviour. Command-Return is now consistent with Command-R behaviour.



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