May 7, 2017
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104 Keyboard Shortcuts That Mac Power Users Should Know – MacBook, Mac computer, Mac OS X

Command ⌘, Shift ⇧, Option ⌥, Control ⌃, Caps Lock ⇪, Function key (fn), Command-C & Command-V, and Shift-Command-3 is a common keyboards symbols and keyboard shortcut for MacBook users.

Keyboard shortcuts or keyboard accelerators will help using Apple computer – MacBook easier, quick, and efficient, providing all kinds of options for performing common tasks within El Capitan and cut down dependency on mouse, trackpad, or other input device.

Using keyboard shortcut to perform tasks is easy, MacBook user just need hold down one or more modifier keys while pressing the last key of the shortcut. For example, shortcut COPY, hold down Command, press C, and then release both keys.

104 Keyboard Shortcuts That Mac Power Users Should Know – MacBook, Mac computer, Mac OS X

Here are top 16 important hidden MacBook keyboard shortcut tricks that every MacBook users need to know, whether you’re Mac newbie or Mac Pro user:

Volume:

  1. Option-Shift or Volume Control key: Turn up or down the volume in 1/4 increments

In the “Finder” application:

  1. Command-Shift-A: Jump to the “Applications” folder
  2. Command-Shift-D: Jump to the “Desktop” folder
  3. Command-Shift-U: Jump to the “Utilities” folder
  4. Command-Shift-H: Jump to the “Home” folder

In the browser:

  1. Command-Control-D: Define the word under your mouse cursor
  2. Command-L: Jump to the browser address bar

Miscellaneous:

  1. Command-F3: Hide every window and see your Desktop
  2. Command-W: Close the window you’re on
  3. Command-Option-W: Close every window in an open app
  4. Command-Tab: Switch between open apps
  5. Command-Space: Open “Spotlight Search” to find anything on your Mac
  6. Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of your entire screen
  7. Command-Shift-4, and then click and drag over the area that want to screenshot: Take a screenshot of a specific area
  8. Command-Option-Esc: Force quit apps that aren’t responding
  9. Command-Option-Shift-Delete: Empty the Trash immediately

 

Here, tipandtrick.net also complied all important MacBook keyboard shortcut that MacBook power users should know:

Cut, copy, paste, and other common shortcuts:

  1. Command-X: Cut the selected item and copy it to the Clipboard
  2. Command-C: Copy the selected item to the Clipboard. This also works for files in the Finder
  3. Command-V: Paste the contents of the Clipboard into the current document or app. This also works for files in the Finder
  4. Command-Z: Undo the previous command. You can then press Command-Shift-Z to Redo, reversing the undo command. In some apps, you can undo and redo multiple commands
  5. Command-A: Select All items
  6. Command-F: Find items in a document or open a Find window
  7. Command-G: Find Again: Find the next occurrence of the item previously found. To find the previous occurrence, press Command-Shift-G
  8. Command-H: Hide the windows of the front app. To view the front app but hide all other apps, press Command-Option-H
  9. Command-M: Minimize the front window to the Dock. To minimize all windows of the front app, press Command-Option-M
  10. Command-N: New-Open an new document or window
  11. Command-O: Open the selected item, or open a dialog to select a file to open
  12. Command-P: Print the current document
  13. Command-S: Save the current document
  14. Command-W: Close the front window. To close all windows of the app, press Command-Option-W
  15. Command-Q: Quit the app
  16. Option-Command-Esc: Force Quit-Choose an app to force quit. Or press Command-Shift-Option-Esc and hold for 3 seconds to force just the front app to quit
  17. Command–Space bar: Spotlight-Show or hide the Spotlight search field. To perform a Spotlight search from a Finder window, press Command–Option–Space bar. If you use multiple input sources to type in different languages, these shortcuts change input sources instead of showing Spotlight
  18. Space bar: Quick Look-Use Quick Look to preview the selected item
  19. Command-Tab: Switch apps-Switch to the next most recently used app among your open apps
  20. Shift-Command-Tilde (~): Switch windows-Switch to the next most recently used window of the front app
  21. Shift-Command-3: Screenshot-Take a screenshot of the entire screen. Learn more screenshot shortcuts
  22. Command-Comma (,): Preferences-Open preferences for the front app

Document shortcuts

  1. Command-B: Boldface the selected text, or turn boldfacing on or off
  2. Command-I: Italicize the selected text, or turn italics on or off
  3. Command-U: Underline the selected text, or turn underlining on or off
  4. Command-T: Show or hide the Fonts window
  5. Command-D: Select the Desktop folder from within an Open dialog or Save dialog
  6. Control-Command-D: Show or hide the definition of the selected word
  7. Shift-Command-Colon (:): Display the Spelling and Grammar window
  8. Command-Semicolon (;): Find misspelled words in the document
  9. Option-Delete: Delete the word to the left of the insertion point
  10. Control-H: Delete the character to the left of the insertion point. Or use Delete
  11. Control-D: Delete the character to the right of the insertion point. Or use Fn-Delete
  12. Fn-Delete: Forward delete on keyboards that don’t have a Forward Delete key. Or use Control-D.
  13. Control-K: Delete the text between the insertion point and the end of the line or paragraph
  14. Command-Delete: Select Delete or Don’t Save in a dialog that contains a Delete or Don’t Save button
  15. Fn–Up Arrow: Page Up-Scroll up one page
  16. Fn–Down Arrow: Page Down-Scroll down one page
  17. Fn–Left Arrow: Home-Scroll to the beginning of a document
  18. Fn–Right Arrow: End-Scroll to the end of a document
  19. Command–Up Arrow: Move the insertion point to the beginning of the document
  20. Command–Down Arrow : Move the insertion point to the end of the document
  21. Command–Left Arrow: Move the insertion point to the beginning of the current line
  22. Command–Right Arrow: Move the insertion point to the end of the current line
  23. Option–Left Arrow: Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word
  24. Option–Right Arrow: Move the insertion point to the end of the next word
  25. Shift–Command–Up Arrow: Select the text between the insertion point and the beginning of the document
  26. Shift–Command–Down Arrow: Select the text between the insertion point and the end of the document
  27. Shift–Command–Left Arrow: Select the text between the insertion point and the beginning of the current line
  28. Shift–Command–Right Arrow: Select the text between the insertion point and the end of the current line
  29. Shift–Up Arrow: Extend text selection to the nearest character at the same horizontal location on the line above
  30. Shift–Down Arrow: Extend text selection to the nearest character at the same horizontal location on the line below
  31. Shift–Left Arrow: Extend text selection one character to the left
  32. Shift–Right Arrow: Extend text selection one character to the right
  33. Option–Shift–Up Arrow: Extend text selection to the beginning of the current paragraph, then to the beginning of the following paragraph if pressed again
  34. Option–Shift–Down Arrow: Extend text selection to the end of the current paragraph, then to the end of the following paragraph if pressed again
  35. Option–Shift–Left Arrow: Extend text selection to the beginning of the current word, then to the beginning of the following word if pressed again
  36. Option–Shift–Right Arrow: Extend text selection to the end of the current word, then to the end of the following word if pressed again
  37. Control-A: Move to the beginning of the line or paragraph
  38. Control-E: Move to the end of a line or paragraph
  39. Control-F: Move one character forward
  40. Control-B: Move one character backward
  41. Control-L: Center the cursor or selection in the visible area
  42. Control-P: Move up one line
  43. Control-N: Move down one line
  44. Control-O: Insert a new line after the insertion point
  45. Control-T: Swap the character behind the insertion point with the character in front of the insertion point
  46. Command–Left Curly Bracket ({): Left align
  47. Command–Right Curly Bracket (}): Right align
  48. Shift–Command–Vertical bar (|): Center align
  49. Option-Command-F: Go to the search field
  50. Option-Command-T: Show or hide a toolbar in the app
  51. Option-Command-C: Copy Style-Copy the formatting settings of the selected item to the Clipboard
  52. Option-Command-V: Paste Style-Apply the copied style to the selected item
  53. Option-Shift-Command-V: Paste and Match Style-Apply the style of the surrounding content to the item pasted within that content
  54. Option-Command-I: Show or hide the inspector window
  55. Shift-Command-P: Page setup: Display a window for selecting document settings
  56. Shift-Command-S: Display the Save As dialog, or duplicate the current document
  57. Shift–Command–Minus sign (-): Decrease the size of the selected item
  58. Shift–Command–Plus sign (+): Increase the size of the selected item. Command–Equal sign (=) performs the same function
  59. Shift–Command–Question mark (?): Open the Help menu

Sleep, log out, and shut down shortcuts

  1. Power button: Press to turn on your Mac or wake your Mac from sleep. Press and hold for 1.5 seconds while your Mac is awake to display a dialog asking if you want to sleep, restart, or shut down. If you don’t want to wait 1.5 seconds, press Control–Power button or Control–Media Eject. Press and hold for 5 seconds to force your Mac to turn off
  2. Control–Command–Power button: Force your Mac to restart
  3. Control–Shift–Power button or Control–Shift–Media Eject: Put your displays to sleep
  4. Control–Command–Media Eject: Quit all apps, then restart your Mac. If any open documents have unsaved changes, you’ll be asked whether you want to save them
  5. Control–Option–Command–Power button or Control–Option–Command–Media Eject: Quit all apps, then shut down your Mac. If any open documents have unsaved changes, you’ll be asked whether you want to save them
  6. Shift-Command-Q: Log out of your macOS user account. You’ll be asked to confirm
  7. Option-Shift-Command-Q: Log out of your macOS user account immediately, without being asked to confirm

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