The Finder Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet for Mac

Basic Finder Actions Cmd + N Open new window Cmd + T Open new tab Cmd + W Close active window
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¹Close active tab Shift + Cmd + W ¹Close active window Option + Cmd + W Close all windows
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¹Close all tabs except the active tab Option + Shift + Cmd + W ¹Close all windows Cmd + O Open selected item(s) Option + Cmd + O Open selected item(s) and close active window or ¹active tab Shift + Cmd + N Create new folder Control + Cmd + N Create new folder and move selected item to it Cmd + I Show Get Info pane for selected item(s) Option + Cmd + I Show Inspector pane for selected item(s) Cmd + P Open selected file for printing Enter Rename selected item Cmd + C Copy selected item(s) to clipboard Option + Cmd + C ²Copy pathname of selected item to clipboard Cmd V Paste item(s) from clipboard Option + Cmd + V Move selected item(s) to active location i.e. cut-paste item(s) Cmd + Z Undo last action Shift + Cmd + Z Reverse “Undo action” Cmd + D Duplicated selected item(s) Control + Cmd + A Create alias for selected item(s) Option+ Control + Cmd + A Locate original item for selected alias(es) ³Space Open Quick Look preview of selected item(s) ³Cmd + Y Open Quick Look preview of selected item(s) ³Option + Cmd + Y Open slideshow or fullscreen Quick Look preview of selected item(s) Control + Cmd + T Add sidebar shortcuts for selected item(s) Control + Shift + Cmd + T Add selected item(s) to Dock Cmd + Delete Move selected item(s) to Trash Option + Cmd + Delete Delete selected item(s) immediately Shift + Cmd + Delete Empty Trash Option + Shift + Cmd + Delete Empty Trash immediately i.e. without warning dialog Cmd + E Eject the selected disk or volume Cmd + F Open a Finder search window (search bar is activated automatically) Option + Cmd + Space Open a Finder search window even when Finder is not active View and Sort Options Cmd + 1 Switch to Icon view Cmd + 2 Switch to List view Cmd + 3 Switch to Column view Cmd + 4 Switch to Gallery view Control + Cmd + 0 ⁴Sort items into Groups Control + Option + Cmd + 0 Sort items by None Control + Option + Cmd + 1 Sort items by Name Control + Option + Cmd + 2 Sort items by Kind Control + Option + Cmd + 3 Sort items by Date Last Opened Control + Option + Cmd + 4 Sort items by Date Added Control + Option + Cmd + 5 Sort items by Modified Control + Option + Cmd + 6 Sort items by Size Control + Option + Cmd + 7 Sort items by Tags Option + Cmd + 1 Clean up items by Name Option + Cmd + 2 Clean up items by Kind Option + Cmd + 5 Clean up items by Date Modified Option + Cmd + 6 Clean up items by Size Option + Cmd + 7 Clean up items by Tags Option + Cmd + S Toggle sidebar Option + Cmd + T Toggle toolbar and sidebar Shift + Cmd + T Toggle tab bar Option + Cmd + P Toggle path bar Shift + Cmd + P Toggle Preview sidebar Cmd + / (Forward slash) Toggle status bar Cmd + J Show View options for active folder Shift + Cmd + . (Period) Toggle visibility of hidden files Up Arrow Icon View, Gallery View: Select last item List View: Select item above Column View: Select last item if no item selected, otherwise select item above Down Arrow Icon View, Gallery View: Select first item List View: Select item below Column View: Select first item if no item selected, otherwise select item below Left Arrow Icon View: Select item on the left List View: Collapse folder Column View: Select parent folder Gallery View: Select last item if no item selected, otherwise select first item on the left Right Arrow Icon View: Select item on the right List View: Expand folder Column View: Select child item Gallery View: Select first item if no item selected, otherwise select first item on the right Tab Icon, List, and Gallery View: Cycle through items in the forward direction Shift + Tab Icon, List, and Gallery View: Cycle through items in the backward direction Cmd + Up Arrow Open enclosing (parent) folder Cmd + Down Arrow Select first item or open selected item(s) ⁵Cmd + [ Go one step backward ⁵Cmd + ] Go one step forward Accessing Standard Finder Locations Shift + Cmd + F Open Recents window Shift + Cmd + O Open Documents folder Shift + Cmd + D Open Desktop folder Option + Cmd + L Open Downloads folder Shift + Cmd + H Open Home folder of current user account Shift + Cmd + C Open Computer window Shift + Cmd + R Open AirDrop window Shift + Cmd + K Open Network window Shift + Cmd + I Open iCloud Drive Shift + Cmd + A Open Applications folder Shift + Cmd + U Open Utilities folder Shift + Cmd + G Open dialog to jump to folder using pathname Cmd + K Open Connect to Server utility Cmd + , (Comma) Open Finder preferences Window Management Cmd + M Minimize active window Option + Cmd + M Minimize all windows Cmd + ` (Backquote) Cycle through (unminimized) windows Cmd + H Hide Finder Option + Cmd + H Hide all apps except Finder Cmd + Q Quit Finder Mouse-Based Shortcuts Cmd-Click Open sidebar item in new tab or window Cmd-Drag Toolbar/Sidebar Item Add item to or move/remove item from toolbar/sidebar Cmd-Drag File/Folder To toolbar/sidebar: Add a shortcut To any location on disk: Move item there Esc Cancel drag-and-drop action midway Double-click divider in Column View Resize corresponding column to fit item with longest name Option + Double-Click divider in Column View Resize all columns to fit items with the longest name in each Option-Drag divider in Column View Resize columns equally Option-Click Go Menu Reveal link to Library folder ¹When window has multiple tabs
²If multiple items are selected, pathname of first item will be copied.
³If no item selected, preview parent folder with Quick Look.
⁴Does not work in Gallery View.
⁵Based on tab/window history



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