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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
General
  • 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
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