I’m certain maximum Mac customers know Command-C way replica and Command-V way paste, however there’s a number of different helpful shortcuts that make a Mac person’s lifestyles a lot more uncomplicated. I’ve assembled this brief assortment for example this fact:
By no means underestimate the facility of the Esc key to get you out of hassle. Say you take a display shot and controlled to make a choice a part of your display for that shot, simplest to find it is the improper phase – faucet Esc and you will not wish to concern about it. That is mainly the main of Esc. Use it to cancel a prior command. Some other instance: Internet web page may not load and is sucking up your device sources?
Closes the energetic window you’re these days in. Use Choice-Command-W to near all these days energetic app home windows.
A large number of folks use QuickLook to preview pieces they are in search of. To make use of QuickLook, choose an merchandise in Finder, press the Area bar and a preview will seem. There’s additionally a keyboard shortcut — choose an merchandise (you’ll even use the Up and Down arrows to navigate to it in Finder view) after which press Command-Y.
Command – Comma (,)
This is among the least-known keyboard instructions on a Mac, but it surely’s tremendous helpful. It really works like this: You’re operating in an app, and you need to open the applying’s Personal tastes. You’ll navigate to the Menu bar in case you like and scroll thru to get admission to the Personal tastes. Or you’ll merely press Command-, (comma) to get to them within the quickest conceivable time.
I am certain you utilize Command-F to seek out pieces, similar to phrases in a file or on a webpage. Command-G is its lesser-known relative. Use it to navigate thru every example of the object you need to seek out. Which means that in case you use Command-F to seek out all of the mentions of ‘Command’ in this web page, after which faucet Command-G, you are able to navigate thru every one. Oh, and you’ll additionally press Shift-Command-G to transport again to the former point out.
Press this mixture to reduce the entrance app window to Dock, or press Command-Choice-M to reduce all of the home windows belonging to the entrance app.
Command and Choice
If you’ll’t see your desktop for all of the open packages, simply hang Command and Choice down and click on anyplace to your desktop. It’s possible you’ll simply wish to get to all of the open home windows for a particular app, by which case hang down the similar keys and click on on any to be had window for that app.
Choose this mixture when in Finder/Desktop view to get for your Programs folder, or substitute the A with U to open your Utilities folder in a brand new Finder window (or D for Desktop, H for House or I to get admission to iCloud Force).
The mix that may trade your lifestyles, Command-Area invokes Highlight, simply depress those keys and get started typing your question. (I assume you already know about Command-tab already?)
The quickest technique to make a seek or navigate to a Web site in Safari, Command-L in an instant selects the cope with bar: get started typing your question, and choose the right selection the usage of the up/down arrows at the keyboard.
Open utility switcher, conserving Command pressed, use Tab to navigate to the app you hope to make use of.
Display or cover the Dock from inside of maximum apps.
Fn-left arrow (or proper arrow)
Soar immediately to the highest or backside of a internet web page the usage of the Serve as key and the proper (to the ground of the web page) or left (to the highest of the web page) arrows at the keyboard. You’ll succeed in a equivalent outcome the usage of Command-Up or Command-Down. A 3rd method is to make use of Regulate-Tab and Regulate-Shift-Tab.
Hit Command and the left arrow to return a web page within the browser window. Hit Command proper to move ahead once more.
Navigate between a couple of tabs the usage of the Command-Shift-] or Command-Shift-[ characters.
The best way to look your entire open tabs in a single Safari window.
Press Choice-Shift and quantity up/down to extend or lower the amount to your Mac in small increments. You’ll additionally use Choice-Shift to modify show brightness in small quantities. Read even more Option secrets here.
Press the function (fn) key twice to launch Dictation on your Mac, start speaking, and press fn once you’ve finished. Here are some other ideas on controlling your Mac with your voice. NB: macOS Catalina now offers the far more powerful Voice Control, which lets you manage everything on your Mac using only your voice. Find out more about this here.
In Safari, pressing the Option key while selecting the File menu lets you access the ‘Close Other Tabs’ command. Try the other Safari menu items with Option depressed to find other commands you probably weren’t aware of.
Option-Brightness Up (or down)
Use this command to quickly launch Displays preferences. Or press Option with the Mission Control or Volume (up/down) buttons to access preferences for Mission Control and Sounds.
Command – Backtick `
This is one of the least well-known keyboard commands on a Mac, but it’s super useful. Use this combination to move between open windows in your currently active app. It’s so useful you’ll wonder why you hadn’t used it before.
Control – Command – Space
Want to insert emoji or other symbols into what you write? Use Control-Command-Space to open the Character Viewer where you can select and use such symbols.
Touch Bar tip No. 1
If you use a MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar, you can press Shift-Command-6 to grab an image of what is on your Touch Bar. Want to grab an image to place into the document you’re typing in? Just tap Control-Shift-Command-6 and the picture will be saved to your Clipboard for pasting it in.
Touch Bar tip No. 2
This MacBook Pro Touch Bar tip is particularly useful if you find that you often accidentally tap the Siri button: You can change where that button is located so you’re less likely to tap it by accident. Open Keyboard Preferences and choose Customize Control Strip. Look at the Touch Bar, and you’ll see the icons are slightly agitated. Move your cursor to the bottom of your screen and keep moving (as if you’re moving it off the screen); you should see one of the items in your Touch bar highlighted. Now move your cursor to highlight the Siri button and then drag and drop that button a space or two to the left.
(This is also an excellent way to become familiar with how you can edit other items in your Touch Bar.)
Touch Bar tip No. 3
Do you use the function keys regularly in some apps? You can get to them, of course, by pressing the ‘fn’ character. But it’s also possible to set up the Touch Bar so it always shows the function keys in those apps. To do this, open Keyboard System Preferences, select Function Keys, and tap +. You can then select the app(s). Don’t worry if you want to use a regular Control Strip command when you’re using one of the apps — just press Fn to get back to that view.
There are lots of keyboard tips for the Safari browser:
- Command + I: Open new email message with content of a page.
- Command + Shift + I: Open new email message containing only the URL of a page.
- Spacebar: To move your window down one screen.
- Shift+Spacebar: To move your window up one screen.
- Command + Y: Open/close the History window.
Command + Shift + T
This web browser tip can sometimes be a lifesaver. Command + Shift + T will open your last closed tab, which helps a lot if you are researching something and close a window without saving the URL.
Command + Control + Q
Walking away from your Mac? Tap this shortcut to immediately lock your machine.
You can also take a look at Apple’s own extensive collection of keyboard shortcuts for more great ideas.
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