Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

May 18, 2009

 

Here you have a list of the most common shortcuts for your Mac.

MENU COMMANDS

  • Shift+Apple+Q
  • Log out
  • Shift+Option Apple+Q
  • Log out immediately
  • Shift+Apple+Delete
  • Empty Trash
  • Apple+H
  • Hide Active Application Doesn’t Work With Adobe Applications
  • Option+Apple+H
  • Hide All But The Active Application
  • Control+Eject
  • Shut Down, Sleep, or Restart Options
  • Apple+Control+Eject
  • Quit all applications and Restart
  • Apple+ . (period)
  • Stop a process
  • Apple+ , (comma)
  • Open Preferences for Active Application
  • Option+Apple+D
  • Show/Hide Dock
  • Control+Up Arrow
  • Move up one page
  • Control+Down Arrow
  • Move down one page
  • Option+Apple+Esc
  • Force Quit

FILE MANAGEMENT

  • Apple+N
  • New Finder window or New Blank Page in Some Applications
  • Shift+Apple+N
  • New Folder Must Be In Finder Window For It to Work
  • Apple+O
  • Open Another Existing Document
  • Apple+S
  • Save
  • Shift+Apple+S
  • Save as
  • Apple+P
  • Print
  • Apple+W
  • Close Window
  • Apple+Option+W
  • Close all Windows
  • Apple+I
  • Get Info
  • Option+Apple+I
  • Show Attributes Inspector Limited use – varies by application.
  • Apple+D
  • Duplicate
  • Apple+Q
  • Close Application
  • Apple+L
  • Make Alias
  • Apple+R
  • Show Original
  • Apple+T
  • Add to Favorites Deprecated
  • Apple+Delete
  • Move Highlighted Items to Trash
  • Apple+E
  • Eject
  • Apple+F
  • Find

EDITING

  • Apple+Z
  • Undo
  • Apple+X
  • Cut
  • Apple+C
  • Copy
  • Apple+V
  • Paste
  • Apple+A
  • Select All
  • Apple+ {
  • Align Left Only Works in Some Applications
  • Apple+ }
  • Align Right Only Works in Some Applications
  • Apple+ | (pipe)
  • Align Center Only Works in Some Applications
  • Apple+ ; (semicolon)
  • Check Spelling Only Works in Some Applications
  • Shift+Apple+C
  • Show Colors palette in application Only Works in Some Applications
  • Apple+T
  • Show Font palette in application Only Works in Some Applications

VIEW MENU

  • Apple+1
  • View as Icons
  • Apple+2
  • View as List
  • Apple+3
  • View as Columns
  • Option+Apple+T
  • Hide Toolbar
  • Apple+J
  • Show View Options

MOVING AROUND

  • Apple+ [
  • Back Must be in Finder Window
  • Apple+ ]
  • Forward Must be in Finder Window
  • Shift+Apple+A
  • Applications Must be in Finder Window
  • Shift+Apple+F
  • Favorites Must be in Finder Window
  • Shift+Apple+G
  • Goto Folder Must be in Finder Window
  • Apple+K
  • Connect to Server Must be in Finder Window
  • Apple+Tab
  • Switch to next Application Hold Apple key to enter App. switcher mode

CONTROLLING WINDOWS

  • Apple+N
  • New Window
  • Apple+T
  • New Tab If the Application supports Tabs
  • Apple+M
  • Minimize Window
  • Option+Apple+M
  • Minimize All Windows

GETTING HELP

  • Apple+ ?
  • Open Mac Help

UNIVERSAL ACCESS

  • Option+Apple+ * (asterisk)
  • Turn on Zoom
  • Option+Apple+ =
  • Zoom in
  • Option+Apple+ –
  • Zoom out
  • Control+Option+Apple+ *
  • Switch to White on Black

COMBINE KEYBOARD WITH MOUSE

  • Option+Drag
  • Copy to new location
  • Option+Apple+Drag
  • Make alias in new location
  • Apple+Drag
  • Move to new location without copying

SCREEN SHOTS

  • Apple+Shift+3
  • Take a picture of the screen will leave a .png file on desktop
  • Apple+Shift+4
  • Take a picture of the selection will leave a .png file on desktop
  • Apple+Shift+4, Control
  • Take a picture of the selection, place in clipboard
  • Apple+Shift+4, Spacebar
  • Take a picture of the selected window will leave a .png file on desktop

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