Can’t find that file you just downloaded?
Keyboard shortcuts are for power users, right? Well, not ONLY them. Even relative newcomers to OS X tend to know about Command-C (Copy), Command-X (Cut), and Command-V (Paste). They might even know how to open the Applications Folder (Command-Shift-A) or the Utilities Folder (Command-Shift-U). But This one was new, even to me, a relatively seasoned user of Mac OS X. Popping open the Downloads folder from the Finder is simple, with a Command-Option-L. Be sure to thank us later. (Update: Or thank the ever vigilant folks in the comments for their good catch – we’re nothing if not responsive.)
Need to move a file, not just copy it?
Drag and drop is a fantastic way to move files around; with the Option key held down, you can copy it to a new location. With the Command-C and Command-V keyboard shortcuts, you can copy and paste files to your heart’s content, replicating that mouse action. But what if you just want to move afile from one place to the other, without leaving the original copy in the old folder? Add the option into the mix, and you’ve got it covered. Command-C like before, copying the file, but then use Option-Command-V to paste it. The file will move to the new location, leaving no trace. Now that’s a power user tip!