Tips & Tricks

The new Google Docs

posted Sep 17, 2014, 9:44 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Sep 17, 2014, 10:25 PM ]

Recently, Google released (unveiled) web interfaces or dashboards specifically for Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. To view one of these specific dashboards, just visit

After visiting these specialized dashboards, you may or may not like them. However, I found a very good and helpful PDF online that helps explain the Docs Dashboard. The "cheats" on this sheet are also applicable to the Sheets and Slides dashboards as well.

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

posted Oct 25, 2012, 9:10 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Oct 25, 2012, 9:11 AM ]

Here are some keyboard shortcuts you may find helpful:
Document Editing
  • CMD+X -- cut
  • CMD+C -- copy
  • CMD+V -- paste
  • CMD+B -- bold
  • CMD+U -- underline
  • CMD+I -- italicize
  • CMD+Z -- undo
  • CMD+S -- save
  • CMD+A -- select All
  • DELETE -- backspace: remove characters to the left of cursor
  • FN+DELETE -- forward delete: remove characters to the right of the cursor
  • CMD+RIGHT ARROW -- move to the end of the line
  • CMD+LEFT ARROW -- move to the beginning of the line
Basic Functions
  • CMD+DELETE -- sends the selected object to the trash
  • CMD+E -- ejects the selected drive/cd/mounted disk image
  • CMD+O -- opens the selected file/folder
  • CMD+Q -- quits the running application
  • CMD+W -- closes the current window (or tab if in a browser)
  • CMD+, -- in most apps, will bring up the application's preferences
  • CMD+SHIFT+3 -- saves an image of your full screen onto your Desktop
  • CMD+SHIFT+4 -- saves an image of a selected region onto your Desktop
  • CMD+CTRL+SHIFT+4 -- places a copy of a selected region as an image into your clipboard for pasting somewhere (like in Word)
  • CMD+TAB -- switch between running applications
  • CMD+SPACE -- brings up Spotlight to allow you to search your Mac
  • SPACE -- pulls up a "quick look" window of the selected file
When in Finder...
  • CMD+1 -- switch finder view to icon view
  • CMD+2 -- switch finder view to detail view
  • CMD+3 -- switch finder view to column view
  • CMD+4 -- switch finder view to cover flow view (OS 10.5 and higher)
  • CMD+I -- shows information about the selected file/folder/drive
  • ENTER/RETURN -- allows you to rename the selected file/folder

1-2 of 2