As a Windows User whom recently ‘converted’ to Mac, I am used to do a certain things the Windows way. One thing that is for me a very fundamental functionality in Windows is if you press the Enter key in Windows Explorer, it will either open a highlighted folder/file, or run a highlighted program.
But, of course, as you’ve probably known, in a Mac if you try to do the same as the above and expect the same result, then you would be ‘very disappointed. Because if you press the enter key on a folder or a file, instead of opening it, or running it, it will enter the ‘rename’ mode. It’s the same as the F2 key in Windows.
This was very annoying for me for a couple months, as everytime I wanted to open a folder I ended up renaming the folder name!
After a while I got used to not to use the enter key and use the mouse instead. But recently my curiosity got to me and I missed the speed of the keyboard shortcut. So, a few questions/answers later, I found out the equivalent of the Enter key in a Mac,
It’s the Command + o (that’s the letter o). I have to admit, it’s not as elegant as the Enter key, but it works find.