Each macOS user spends a lot of time in the Finder application as the main file management tool. So it will not be superfluous to master some important tricks, thanks to which you will be able to achieve maximum productivity and spend less time on performing certain tasks.

For example, let’s check what is the quickest way to get to ~/Library folder?

How to Use “Go To Folder” on Mac?

By default, the folder ~/Library is hidden, but sometimes it may need access. In this small tutorial for newbies, I’ll tell you how to quickly navigate to this folder.

Using the “Go” Function

Let’s see how to get to this folder in the traditional way:

  • Open “Finder”;
  • Go to the menu item “Go”;
  • Next choose “Recent Folder”;
  • Press and hold the “Option” key, the required Library folder will appear among the folder list in the menu.
The Most Useful Keyboard Shortcut in macOS

Long so, isn’t it?

Read more: How to Show ~/Library Folder in macOS?

Using Keyboard Shortcut

The most quickest way to get to ~/Library is:

  • Press “Command” + “Shift” + “G” from the macOS Finder, so that you will be able to jump to the ~/Library folder immediately.
The Most Useful Keyboard Shortcut in macOS
  • All you need is to press “Go”.
The Most Useful Keyboard Shortcut in macOS

Note: In case if you are in an older version of OS X, you need to hold down the “Option” Key, instead of “Shift” Key.

More Tips

And it’s also worth remembering that “Go to Folder” supports such cool stuff as:

  • “Tab Completion” to complete writing the path. Finder add the rest of path for you just press “Tab”;
  • “Drag and Drop” you can drag and drop any folder you want to quickly access.

A few More Useful macOS Shortcuts in Infographic

macOS Shortcuts Infographic


Repeat again – this instruction is intended primarily for those who are just starting to master the Mac. If these tips seem naive to some experienced readers, remember that you were once newbie in OS X.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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