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Sep
10

Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

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Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

START UP

  • Press X during startup” =
    • Force Mac OS X startup
  • “Press Option-Command-Shift-Delete during startup” =
    • Bypass primary startup volume and seek a different startup volume (such as a CD or external disk)
  • “Press C during startup” =
    • Start up from a CD that has a system folder
  • “Press N during startup” =
    • Attempt to start up from a compatible network server (NetBoot)
  • “Press T during startup”
    • Start up in FireWire Target Disk mode
  • “Press Shift during startup”
    • start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items and non-essential kernel extension files (Mac OS X 10.2 and later)
  • “Press Command-V during startup”
    • Start up in Verbose mode
  • “Press Command-S during startup”
    • Start up in Single-User mode
  • “Hold the mouse down during startup”
    • Eject DVD/C

Mac KeyBord Shortcut

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

MOUSE KEYS

  • “8” = Move Up
  • “2” = Move Down
  • “4” = Move Left
  • “6” = Move Right
  • “1, 3, 7, 9” = Move Diagonally
  • “5” = Press Mouse Button
  • “0” = Hold Mouse Button
  • “. (period on keypad)” = Release Mouse Button (use after pressing 0)

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