macOS High Sierra

Navigate the desktop

The desktop shows icons for many items, such as folders, documents, or image files.

Note: VO represents the VoiceOver modifier.

  • To move to the desktop, press VO-Shift-D.

  • To quickly move to an item on the desktop, type the first letter of the item. For example, if you have a file named “travel plans” on the desktop, type “T” to move to it.

  • To move around items on the desktop, press the arrow keys.

  • To open an item selected on the desktop, press Command-O. Folders open in a Finder window.