Spotlight keyboard shortcuts
Quickly search with Spotlight using keyboard shortcuts.
Open Spotlight to start a search
Complete the search using the suggested result
Move to the next search result
Move to the previous search result
Move to the first search result in the next category
Move to the first search result in the previous category
Show the path of a search result (such as a file) on your Mac
Zoom in on an image preview
Option (then move two fingers on the trackpad to move the image around in the preview)
Open the selected result
See a file in an app or the Finder
Command-R or Command-Double-click
Open a Finder window with the search field selected
If you use multiple input sources and have designated Command-Space bar and Option-Command-Space bar as shortcuts for switching between input sources, you must change the Spotlight shortcuts. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, click Shortcuts, then click Spotlight.