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ReturnOpen... Open files and folders on your Mac with the 'Return' key, just like you did in Windows!

Did you recently switch from Windows to Mac?

Are you sick and tired of the fact that every time you hit the 'Return' key to open a file or folder you're prompted to rename it instead?

Hate having to hit two keys to open a file?

US TOO! That's why we made ReturnOpen!

Simply download and mount the disk image then double-click the ReturnOpen icon. In less than one minute you'll be using your 'Return' key to open files and folders! You don't even have to restart! Note: Finder will be more...

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Version 1.0.4: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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Danrez Member IconReview+0

I ran the app and it did nothing... Use presbutan!

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Version 1.0.4
Graham Wynne Member IconComment+0
Graham Wynne

Would be good if it replaced the shortcut to rename files - with apple R or something

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Version 1.0

Pressing Enter still activates renaming

GRAHAM WYNNE wrote "Would be good if it replaced the shortcut to rename files - with apple R or something (Version 1.0)"

gong99 Member IconComment+0

How can I uninstall it???

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Version 1.0

delete NSUserKeyEquivalents from com.apple.Finder.plist using plist editor or defaults command.


Thank you!


can you give a step by step instructions on how to uninstall returnopen 1.0


Here's the steps to uninstall. (I hope that next version comes with uninstaller)
Please try at your own risk.

1. If Developer Tools installed
a.Double-click /Users//Library/Preferences/com.apple.Finder.plist" to open with Property List Editor.app .
b. select NSUserKeyEquivalents line and click "Delete" button.
c. Command-S to save changes.
d. Reopen Finder.app(Control-Option-click the Finder icon in the Dock)

2. If Developer Tools not installed
a. Launch /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app .
b. Type following command.
defaults delete com.apple.Finder NSUserKeyEquivalents
c. Reopen Finder.app(same as above)


i did that then it said:
There is no (NSUserKeyEquivalents) default for the (com.apple.Finder) domain.
Defaults have not been changed.


If there's no NSUserKeyEquivalents default in com.apple.Finder domain, uninstallation is successfully done. Just reopen the Finder.app.

I tried that steps on OS X Tiger(10.4.11) and successfully uninstalled.

If it doesn't help you, you should contact the auther of this utility.


ok cause i have 10.5.1 leopard and it doesnt come out.

delight1 Member IconComment+8

*not dis*
for those that do not know:
apple +"o"
apple + down

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Version 1.0

From the application's description:

"Hate having to hit two keys to open a file?

US TOO! That's why we made ReturnOpen!"

Your process uses two keys.

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 3,270
Version Downloads 1,685
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 30 Nov 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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