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This may have been asked before, but I'm wondering whether there is a shortcut for navigating to the enclosing folder in OS X (Snow Leopard)?

I find navigating Finder particularly frustrating since it's hard navigating back to the enclosing folder (especially when you jump to a folder and realize the back button is disabled)...

I'm hoping for something other than Command+Up, since that's the key combination I use to navigate Spaces.

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Just curious, why don't you use the default Ctrl+Arrow shortcuts for spaces, leaving Cmd+Arrow shortcuts for their default Finder navigation meanings? – Spiff May 8 '10 at 1:31
Really? I thought Command+Arrow was default. Hmmm, I'm probably wrong then, but I'm too used to Command+Arrow now to change it. – Vervious May 8 '10 at 4:29
oh. @Spiff I know now. "Command" is on both sides of the keyboard and I like using just one hand to change spaces instead of two. With Ctrl+Arrow you have to have one hand on the Ctrl key and another on the arrow keys... I prefer using just one hand when browsing the internet etc. etc. – Vervious Aug 17 '10 at 0:49
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This will be disappointing for your application, but it's Command+Up by default, however you can easily create a keyboard shortcut for that inside your "System Preferences"

Just click the + button, then select in the pulldown menu, type "Enclosing Folder" in the Menu Title field and create whatever shortcut you want.

But by default, it's Command+up

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Nice suggestion. I shall do that. – Vervious May 8 '10 at 4:29

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