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    When browsing through the Applications folder...
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    When browsing through the Applications folder...
    ...I am often too lazy to scroll up and down using my mouse, so I use the up and down arrows on my keyboard.

    Is it possible to open an application using a key on the keyboard rather than having to click it using the mouse? When I press Enter on the application I want to open, it just thinks I want to edit the name of the application and makes itself ready to be edited...

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    I don't know of a way to use the ENTER key to Open the selection..

    But you can do APPLE+O


    EDIT: I'm, too S....L...O....W

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    Sounds like you should try out Quicksilver. Its a hot key application launcher. hit your hot key, then type 2 or 3 letters from the apps name, and hit enter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StretchR View Post
    Sounds like you should try out Quicksilver. Its a hot key application launcher. hit your hot key, then type 2 or 3 letters from the apps name, and hit enter.
    I agree... if you are not already using it you should check it out. I rarely even go into my apps folder.. If I need something I just reveal Quicksilver.

    Here is a post with a bit of info on it.

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/sho...3&postcount=10

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    Thanks fellas!

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    You can also hit command + down arrow just as you would if you were opening a folder. Since you are already using the arrow to scroll through the apps, this would require the least amount of effort, and that sounds like what you are going for
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    Yea, once you get used to Quicksilver, you'l never know why you went so long without it. I use it to open iTunes and Play/Pause it whenever I need it. I also use it to open up applications all the time if they aren't on my dock!

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    i just use spotlight if something's not on my dock.


    of course, i was a windows guy who used start>run a lot.
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