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10.5: Switch search locations via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: mistersquid on May 16, '08 08:12:26AM

This hint is not quite correct. When I press Command-F the second time I am taken to my startup volume. I think the setting depends on the Finder Preferences and what you have "New Finder windows open:" set to. Mine is set to "Computer" and since "This Mac" means "Computer" my guess is the second Command-F is translated to the startup volume.

When I changed my Finder Preference to have new Finder windows open onto my Home folder, my result corresponded to this hint.



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10.5: Switch search locations via keyboard shortcut
Authored by: VesperDEM on May 17, '08 04:00:54PM

If you look closely at the line just under the toolbar where the file list will be, you will see a subtle change from the first Command-F to the second Command-f.

The first Command-f shows:
Search: This Mac {folder you were in before the command-f} | Contents File Name

The second Command-f shows:
Search: This Mac {user folder name} | Contents File Name

That's the only change, when you first hit Command-f, if you "Computer" checked in your sidebar, you will see your Computer highlighted. This stays this way when you hit the Command-f a second time.

It's not obvious, but if you watch the window closely when you hit Command-f once then twice, you will see the difference.



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