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Easy access with KeyCue's folder shortcut feature

Discover how KeyCue, a macOS utility known for its quick keyboard shortcut displays, can revolutionize the way you access files. Beyond its primary function, KeyCue introduces an exceptional feature for power users: custom shortcuts for immediate folder access. Let’s dive into how you can harness this feature to elevate your workflow efficiency.

You don't have KeyCue yet? Follow our getting started guide.

Creating custom folder shortcuts

  1. Launch and access KeyCue settings: Open KeyCue and navigate to the Settings menu, your gateway to custom configurations.
  2. Activate the feature: Switch to the Activation tab.
  3. Initiate a new trigger: Click on the "+" icon in the bottom-left corner to create a new trigger for your shortcut.
  4. Define your shortcut: Choose a memorable and convenient keyboard shortcut. In the Action dropdown, select the folder icon to indicate folder access.
  5. Select your folder: Assign the specific folder you wish to open with this shortcut. Be precise to ensure quick access.

Finalizing and testing your shortcut

With the setup complete, test your new shortcut. Experience the ease of opening your chosen folder directly from KeyCue's table view.


You've now successfully configured a custom shortcut in KeyCue, turning folder navigation into a swift and effortless task. This feature not only saves time but also introduces a new level of organization to your digital workspace. Embrace the simplicity of KeyCue and make navigating through complex directories a thing of the past.