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are there any keyboard shortcuts that would take the cursor to finder? what open launching a terminal window?

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"what open launching a terminal window?" -- what does that mean? –  Doug Harris Jun 22 '10 at 14:25
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I don’t think I quite understand your question. Do you want to open a terminal using the keyboard only? Do you want to open finder and THEN open a terminal in that finder’s location, all using a keyboard?

If you want to open the terminal, just use spotlight (or Launchbar).

If you want to open the finder, you can always cmd-tab to the finder, cmd-n for a new window, navigate to where you want to go and then use Shell Here (assignate a keyboard shortcut for it).

Using Launchbar is probably way easier and more powerful than any other method.

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