Quick Spotlight Tip- Command Key
You might be familiar with this trick, but I find it to be incredibly useful, so I thought it was worth mentioning. Typically when you cmd-space into Spotlight and start typing, pressing enter selects the Show All option, which in my opinion is the most useless default. Spotlight’s supposed to be fast and get you to the right file immediatly. Why default the enter button to the Show All version of Spotlight? Show All should really be the last item in the Spotlight list, but at least Apple made a way to get to the Top Hit item easily. Simply click the command key after finishing typing. Holding command and pressing enter will open the Top Hit. Very simple and extremely useful.
What’s even nicer: If you press command and then the arrow keys, up and down, you can skip to the top result in each category. So if you wanted to get to the first item in the Documents category, but you have the Music and Applications above it, just push command and then down key until you are in to documents. You can even let go of command, and then move by just one item.
Even though Apple made a big mistake on the Show All they have made an elegant fix by using the command key.