Open file with keyboard in OS X

Although I love OS X in so many ways, the unintuitive and “secret club”-like keyboard shortcuts are not one of my most favorite parts.

For instance, it took me a year or so to discover that I could press space to preview files in Finder, with the preview software being one of the best I’ve ever used. Why so obscure, Apple?

When I want to open files, I have been pressing the return key SO many times, only to enter “rename” mode. Today, I finally found that you do not press return, but rather:

cmd + down

Once again:

cmd + down

This rocks! It’s like pressing enter in Windows…just a bit more secret. No more magic mouse double-click.