Spotlight keyboard shortcuts on Mac
On your Mac, you can quickly search with Spotlight using the keyboard shortcuts below.
Open or close the Spotlight window
Show the preview area
Move to the next result
Move to the previous result
Move to the first result in the next category
Move to the first result in the previous category
Show the path of a result (such as a file) on your Mac (if the preview area’s displayed, the path is shown at the bottom of the preview)
Open a 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. On your Mac, choose Apple menu > System Settings, click Keyboard in the sidebar, then click Keyboard Shortcuts on the right. (You may need to scroll down.) Then click Spotlight and follow the onscreen instructions to set different shortcut keys.