Common Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

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Mac OS X Yosemite Common Keyboard Shortcuts. Not an exhaustive list.Created by @Matt425.


  • Common Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac OS X Yosemite Created by @Matt425

    Startup Shorcuts Application Shortcuts

    Option or Alt Display All Startup Volumes Command-Space Show or Hide Spotlight

    Shift Startup in Safe Mode Command-Tab Move Forward through Open Apps

    C Startup From Bootable Media Command-Shift-Tab Move Backward through Open Apps

    T Startup From Target Disk Mode Command-F1 Toggle Mirror Displays

    Command-R Use OS X Recovery Command-F2 Toggle Target Display Mode

    Command-Option-P-R Reset NVRAM/parameter RAM Command-F3 Show Desktop

    Option-F1 or Option-F2 Open Displays System Preferences

    Taking Screenshots Command-Minus Decrease Size of Selected Item

    Command-Shift-3 Capture the Screen to File Command-Shift-Equal Increase Size of Selected Item

    Command-Shift-Control-3 Capture the Screen to Clipboard Command-A Select All

    Command-Shift-4 Capture Selection to File Command-B Bold

    Command-Shift-4 then Space Capture Selected Window to File Command-C Copy

    Command-Shift-Control-4 Capture Selection to Clipboard Command-Option-D Show/Hide Dock

    Command-Shift-Control-4 then Space Capture Selected Window to Clipboard Command-F Open a Find Window

    Command-H Hide Windows of Current App

    Text Selection Shortcuts Command-I Italicize

    Command+Arrows Select Text Command-M Minimize App

    Control-A Move to Beginning Command-N Create New

    Control-L Center Command-P Print

    Control-O Insert a New Line Command-Q Print

    Command-S Save

    Keyboard Controls Command-U Underline

    Tab Move to Next Item Command-V Paste

    Shift+Tab Move to Previous Item Command-Z Undo

    Command-Shift-Z Redo

    Command , Control , Option , Shift , Caps Lock , Function fn Command-Control-Space Special Characters, Smileys, etc.

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