Quickly access Open dialog box in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Photoshop tip

If you want to spare every key click you possibly can, you can quickly access the Open Dialog Box in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator with nothing but your mouse – and you don’t even have to make a trip to the File menu!

With no documents open, simply double-click an empty space in the Application Frame (the space normally taken up by a document window. The catch of course, is that you have to have the Application Frame active and no document open.

This is a tip I posted back in 2012, but it’s a great shortcut so I thought I might repost it.

8 thoughts on “Quickly access Open dialog box in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

  1. Actually I spoke too soon. What do you mean by “no document open?” Does that include image files?

  2. In the windows version (of Photoshop CS3) this works even if you have other documents open. All you need is a tiny bit of the gray area available to click on.

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