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46. What are some useful key commands in the Finder?

These are great key commands for OS 8 -9 (and even before)...not all work in all OS versions, so YMMV (your mileage may vary):

- Opt + double click on folder = opens folder and closes previous
- Opt + click on desktop or other application = hides the current application after switch
- Opt + click on the date = turns clock on and off/brings up Date & Time control panel
- Opt + about this Macintosh = about the finder
- Opt + empty trash = trashes locked items without asking
- Opt + window shade = window shade all open windows
- Opt + collapse window = collapses all windows
- Opt + save = saves all
- Opt + print = print all
- Opt + double click on connected user in file sharing monitor = send message
- Opt + drag item to another folder or desktop = copies item to new location
- Opt + resize window box = full screen view
- Opt + eject = eject and leave behind
- Opt + arrow keys + desktop picture control panel = moves desktop picture
- Opt + number keys = highlight the last alphabetical item
- Opt + Cmd + Escape = force quit
- Opt + Cmd while starting up = rebuilds desktop
- Opt + Cmd + P + R while starting up = zaps the PRAM
- Opt + Cmd + Shift + Delete while starting up = forces start up drive to go off-line and start up off another drive with blessed system
- Opt + Cmd + Tab while inserting disk = initialize disk - Opt + Cmd + Tab = erase floppy
- Opt while starting up = closes all Finder windows
- Opt + Cmd + Open Chooser = clears Chooser cache
- Opt + click Expand box = Expands window full screen
- Opt + Cmd + Power = force sleep
- Opt + Cmd + Power + Shift = force shutdown
- Opt + Cmd + Memory control panel = toggle memory startup test
- Opt + Cmd + Ctrl + Shift + Apple Menu = about MacOS team
- Opt + space bar = non breaking words (when typing)
- Opt + Cmd + Mouse Drag = create alias where mouse button is released
- Opt + Cmd + o + f = on startup invokes open firmware
- Space Bar at Start up = loads Extensions Manager before starting extensions across your screen
- Shift at Start up = extensions off
- Tab Key in save dialog box = switches disks to save onto
- Mouse Button at start up = Ejects floppy with system before system load starts (older systems, obviously)
- C key at start up = Boots from System CD
- Tab = Highlights icon to icon
- Start up key + R = Restart



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