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10.6: Reveal location of recent items in the Finder
Authored by: kbradnam on Oct 09, '09 09:36:35AM

Is this a first for having the command key alter the content of a menu? I'm so used to seeing different items when holding down option, but never the command key. I wonder why they didn't use the option key for this instead?

I guess pressing 'command + return' in a spotlight window does the same thing, so maybe it is for consistency with that?



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10.6: Reveal location of recent items in the Finder
Authored by: callefjant on Oct 09, '09 01:06:38PM

The cmd-key is also used to show the folder hierarchy when clicking the window title in Finder (or Safari, ctrl/right-click can be used as well nowadays), to reveal scripts from the scripts menu in some programs and to move things like menu extras and toolbar items around. Somehow logic, kind of "do something with the original item instead of do what it represents".



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10.6: Reveal location of recent items in the Finder
Authored by: callefjant on Oct 09, '09 01:11:22PM

Oh, not to mention to reveal a dock item in Finder.



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10.6: Reveal location of recent items in the Finder
Authored by: zo219 on Oct 09, '09 09:42:13PM

This is consistent in meaning, if not visually so, with Command-Click on a Finder window to reveal its location via folder hierarchy—and the ability, of course, to go to any of the folders revealed.



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10.6: Reveal location of recent items in the Finder
Authored by: MJCube on Oct 10, '09 10:29:08AM

It's also consistent with the Spotlight menu: Hold ⌘ while hovering over a item and it shows the full path as a tooltip. Also ⌘-click on a menu item to reveal in the Finder (as with the Dock, as mentioned just above).



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