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Login or SignupPRODUCT REVIEWS NEWS VIDEOS FEATURES DEALS 236 K 95 K 26 KMac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts Guide | Page 2 | Digital Trends http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/mac-os-x-keyboard-...1 of 8 25/03/14 21.27Before we dive straight into the big list, we thought itd be nice to highlight some of the most usefulshortcuts in a table of their own. Not only are these the most handy of the bunch, but theyre also themost simple to remember many of the shortcuts use keys that correspond with the first letter oftheir function (command+q = quit, for example).Key combination What it doesCommand A Select allCommand C CopyCommand V PasteCommand X CutCommand S SaveCommand Q QuitCommand N NewCommand Z Undo/RedoCommand M Minimize windowCommand W Close windowCommand P PrintCommand F FindIn addition to the shortcuts listed above, you should also learn the standard commands formanipulating text. If you do a lot of word processing and writing on your Mac, memorizing theseshortcuts will save you time by eliminating the need to take your hands off the keyboard. Key combination What it doesCommand B BoldCommand I ItalicizeCommand U UnderlineAnd now, the big list:Finder ShortcutsKey combination What it doesCommand-ASelect all items in the front Finder window (ordesktop if no window is open)Command-Option-A Deselect all itemsCommand-Shift-A Open the Applications folderCommand-C Copy selected item/text to the ClipboardCommand-Shift-C Open the Computer windowCommand-D Duplicate selected itemCommand-Shift-D Open desktop folderCommand-E EjectCommand-F Find any matching Spotlight attributeCommand-Shift-F Find Spotlight file name matchesCommand-Option-FNavigate to the search field in an already-openSpotlight windowCommand-Shift-G Go to FolderCommand-Shift-HOpen the Home folder of the currently logged-inuser accountCommand-I Get InfoCommand-Option-I Show InspectorLATEST COMPUTING NEWSMORE COMPUTING NEWSLATEST LAPTOP REVIEWSPWN YOUR MAC WITH THE BEST OS X KEYBOARDSHORTCUTSBy Drew Prindle July 19, 2013Tumblr improves security withaddition of two-factorauthenticationGoogle is rolling out GoogleNow Cards for the desktopversion of ChromeThe BatteryBox promises todouble your MacBook Airsbattery lifeSmall PC Computers bumpsup the CPU in their durableiBrick rigs with Haswell chipsMalwarebytes Anti-MalwarePremium to offer long-termWindows XP supportBest educational games forkidsBest free music players forMac OS XAcer Travelmate X313 reviewOur ScoreDell XPS 13 (2014) reviewOur ScoreViewer ScoreToshiba Kirabook (2014) reviewOur ScorePRODUCT REVIEWS NEWS VIDEOS FEATURES DEALS 236 K 95 K 26 KMac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts Guide | Page 2 | Digital Trends http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/mac-os-x-keyboard-...2 of 8 25/03/14 21.27Command-J Show View OptionsCommand-K Connect to ServerCommand-Shift-K Open Network windowCommand-L Make alias of the selected itemCommand-M Minimize windowCommand-Option-M Minimize all windowsCommand-N New Finder windowCommand-Shift-N New folderCommand-Option-N New Smart FolderCommand-O Open selected itemCommand-Shift-Q Log outCommand-Shift-Option-Q Log out immediatelyCommand-R Show original (of alias)Command-T Add to SidebarCommand-Shift-T Add to FavoritesCommand-Option-T Hide Toolbar / Show Toolbar in Finder windowsCommand-Shift-U Open Utilities folderCommand-V PasteCommand-W Close windowCommand-Option-W Close all windowsCommand-X CutCommand-Option-Y Slideshow (Mac OS X v10.5 or later)Command-Z Undo / RedoCommand-1 View as IconCommand-2 View as ListCommand-3 View as ColumnsCommand-4 View as Cover Flow (Mac OS X v10.5 or later)Command-Comma (,) Open Finder preferencesCommand-Accent (`) (the Accent key aboveTab key on a US English keyboard layout)Cycle through open Finder windowsCommand-Shift-Question Mark (?) Open Mac HelpCommand-Left Bracket ([) Go to the previous folderCommand-Right Bracket (]) Go to the next folderCommand-Up Arrow Open the folder that contains the current folderCommand-Control-Up ArrowOpen the folder that contains the current folder in anew windowCommand-Down Arrow Open highlighted itemCommand-Shift-Up Arrow Make the desktop activeRight Arrow (in List view) Open the selected folderLeft Arrow (in List view) Close the selected folderOption-click the disclosure triangle (in List view) Open all folders within the selected folderOptiondouble-clickOpen a folder in a separate window, closing thecurrent windowCommanddouble-click Open a folder in a separate windowCommand-click the window title See the folders that contain the current windowCommand-Tab Switch application cycle forwardCommand-Shift-Tab Switch application cycle backwardCommand-Delete Move to TrashCommand-Shift-Delete Empty TrashCommand-Shift-Option-Delete Empty Trash without confirmation dialogSpace bar (or Command-Y) Quick Look (Mac OS X v10.5 or later)Command key while draggingMove dragged item to other volume/location (pointericon changes while key is held see this article)Option key while draggingCopy dragged item (pointer icon changes while keyis held see this article)Command-Option key combination whiledraggingMake alias of dragged item (pointer icon changeswhile key is held see this article) Startup ShortcutsMORE LAPTOP REVIEWSTECH NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERSSectionsProduct ReviewsMobileComputingHome TheaterPhotographyCarsGamingSocial MediaHomeCool TechSportsReview CategoriesCell Phone ReviewsTV ReviewsCamera ReviewsLaptop ReviewsTablet ReviewsCar ReviewsGame ReviewsRefrigerator ReviewsDishwasher ReviewsWashing Machine ReviewsDryer ReviewsThe Best of EverythingBest Cell PhonesBest TVsBest HeadphonesBest CamerasBest LaptopsBest Desktop PCsBest TabletsDetroit Auto ShowMoreAdvertiseAbout UsContact UsCorrectionsPrivacy PolicyTerms of UseJobsThe ManualRSSTwitterFacebookGoogle+PinterestStraightforward product reviews, reliable technology news, and tools to navigatethe digital world.Signup for Digital Trends Newsletter, its FREE!Sign UpCopyright 2014 Designtechnica Corporation. All rights reserved.Our ScoreMalaysian Air flight 370: Couldcell phone have really madecalls?March 24, 2014 Fox NewsUkraine showdown startssocial media warMarch 21, 2014 Fox NewsX Plane: One step closer tothe next military breakthroughMarch 20, 2014 Fox NewsWhat's in a name: Is the USreally giving up control of theInternet?March 19, 2014 Fox NewsPRODUCT REVIEWS NEWS VIDEOS FEATURES DEALS 236 K 95 K 26 KMac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts Guide | Page 2 | Digital Trends http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/mac-os-x-keyboard-...3 of 8 25/03/14 21.27Shift Perform a Safe Boot (start up in Safe Mode)Left Shift Prevent automatic loginCStart from bootable media (DVD, CD, USB thumbdrive, and so forth)T Start in FireWire target disk modeN Start from NetBoot serverXForce Mac OS X startup (if non-Mac OS X startupvolumes are present)D Use Apple Hardware TestCommand-R Use Recovery (OS X Lion or later)Command-V Start in Verbose ModeCommand-S Start in Single User ModeCommand-Option-P-R Reset NVRAM / parameter RAMHold down the Media Eject () key or F12 key,or mouse or trackpad buttonEject removable discsOther Application ShortcutsNote: Some applications may not support all of the following application key combinations.Key combination What it doesCommand-Space barShow or hide the Spotlight search field (if multiple languages areinstalled, may rotate through enabled script systems)Control-A Move to beginning of line/paragraphControl-B Move one character backwardControl-D Delete the character in front of the cursorControl-E Move to end of line/paragraphControl-F Move one character forwardControl-H Delete the character behind the cursorControl-KDelete from the character in front of the cursor to the end of theline/paragraphControl-L Center the cursor/selection in the visible areaControl-N Move down one lineControl-O Insert a new line after the cursorControl-P Move up one lineControl-TTranspose the character behind the cursor and the character in frontof the cursorControl-V Move down one pageOption-DeleteDelete the word that is left of the cursor, as well as any spaces orpunctuation after the wordCommand-Option-Space barShow the Spotlight search results window (if multiple languages areinstalled, may rotate through keyboard layouts and input methodswithin a script)Command-TabMove forward to the next most recently-used application in a list ofopen applicationsCommand-Shift-TabMove backward through a list of open applications (sorted by recentuse)Shift-Tab Navigate through controls in a reverse directionControl-TabMove focus to the next grouping of controls in a dialog or the nexttable (when Tab moves to the next cell)Shift-Control-Tab Move focus to the previous grouping of controlsCommand-esc Open Front Row (if installed)Option-Media Eject () Eject from secondary optical media drive (if one is installed)Fn-Delete Forward Delete (on a portable Macs built-in keyboard)Control-F1 Toggle full keyboard access on or offControl-F2 Move focus to the menu barControl-F3 Move focus to the DockControl-F4 Move focus to the active (or next) windowShift-Control-F4 Move focus to the previously active windowControl-F5 Move focus to the toolbar.Control-F6 Move focus to the first (or next) panelPRODUCT REVIEWS NEWS VIDEOS FEATURES DEALS 236 K 95 K 26 KMac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts Guide | Page 2 | Digital Trends http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/mac-os-x-keyboard-...4 of 8 25/03/14 21.27Control-F7and dialogsControl-F8 Move to the status menus in the menu barF9 Tile or untile all open windowsF10 Tile or untile all open windows in the currently active applicationF11 Hide or show all open windowsF12 Hide or display DashboardCommand-Accent (`) Activate the next open window in the frontmost applicationCommand-Shift-Accent (`) Activate the previous open window in the frontmost applicationCommand-Option-Accent (`) Move focus to the window drawerCommand-Minus () Decrease the size of the selected itemCommand-{ Left-align a selectionCommand-} Right-align a selectionCommand-| Center-align a selectionCommand-Colon (:) Display the Spelling windowCommand-Semicolon (;) Find misspelled words in the documentCommand-Comma (,)Open the front applications preferences window (if it supports thiskeyboard shortcut)Command-Option-Control-Comma (,)Decrease screen contrastCommand-Option-Control-Period (.)Increase screen contrastCommand-Question Mark (?) Open the applications help in Help ViewerCommand-Option-/ Turn font smoothing on or offCommand-Shift-= Increase the size of the selected itemCommand-Shift-3 Capture the screen to a fileCommand-Shift-Control-3 Capture the screen to the ClipboardCommand-Shift-4 Capture a selection to a fileCommand-Shift-Control-4 Capture a selection to the ClipboardCommand-AHighlight every item in a document or window, or all characters in atext fieldCommand-B Boldface the selected text or toggle boldfaced text on and offCommand-C Copy the selected data to the ClipboardCommand-Shift-C Display the Colors windowCommand-Option-C Copy the style of the selected textCommand-Control-CCopy the formatting settings of the selected item and store on theClipboardCommand-Option-D Show or hide the DockCommand-Control-DDisplay the definition of the selected word in the DictionaryapplicationCommand-DSelects the Desktop folder in Open and Save dialogsorSelects Dont Save in dialogs that contain a Dont Save button, inMac OS X v10.6.8 and earlierCommand-DeleteSelects Dont Save in dialogs that contain a Dont Save button, inOS X Lion and Mountain LionCommand-E Use the selection for a findCommand-F Open a Find windowCommand-Option-F Move to the search field controlCommand-G Find the next occurrence of the selectionCommand-Shift-G Find the previous occurrence of the selectionCommand-H Hide the windows of the currently running applicationCommand-Option-H Hide the windows of all other running applicationsCommand-I Italicize the selected text or toggle italic text on or offCommand-Option-I Display an inspector windowCommand-J Scroll to a selectionCommand-M Minimize the active window to the DockCommand-Option-M Minimize all windows of the active application to the DockCommand-N Create a new document in the frontmost applicationCommand-ODisplay a dialog for choosing a document to open in the frontmostapplicationCommand-P Display the Print dialogPRODUCT REVIEWS NEWS VIDEOS FEATURES DEALS 236 K 95 K 26 KMac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts Guide | Page 2 | Digital Trends http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/mac-os-x-keyboard-...5 of 8 25/03/14 21.27Command-S Save the active documentCommand-Shift-S Display the Save As dialogCommand-T Display the Fonts windowCommand-Option-T Show or hide a toolbarCommand-U Underline the selected text or turn underlining on or offCommand-V Paste the Clipboard contents at the insertion pointCommand-Option-V Apply the style of one object to the selected object (Paste Style)Command-Shift-Option-VApply the style of the surrounding text to the inserted object (Pasteand Match Style)Command-Control-VApply formatting settings to the selected object (Paste RulerCommand)Command-W Close the frontmost windowCommand-Shift-W Close a file and its associated windowsCommand-Option-W Close all windows in the application without quitting itCommand-X Remove the selection and store in the ClipboardCommand-ZUndo previous command (some applications allow for multipleUndos)Command-Shift-ZRedo previous command (some applications allow for multipleRedos)Control-Right Arrow Move focus to another value or cell within a view, such as a tableControl-Left Arrow Move focus to another value or cell within a view, such as a tableControl-Down Arrow Move focus to another value or cell within a view, such as a tableControl-Up Arrow Move focus to another value or cell within a view, such as a tableCommand-Right Arrow Move the text insertion point to the end of the current lineCommand-Left Arrow Move the text insertion point to the beginning of the current lineCommand-Down Arrow Move the text insertion point to the end of the documentCommand-Up Arrow Move the text insertion point to the beginning of the documentOption-Right Arrow Move the text insertion point to the end of the next wordOption-Left Arrow Move the text insertion point to the beginning of the previous wordCommand-Shift-Right Arrow Select text between the insertion point and the end of the currentline (*)Command-Shift-Left ArrowSelect text between the insertion point and the beginning of thecurrent line (*)Shift-Right Arrow Extend text selection one character to the right (*)Shift-Left Arrow Extend text selection one character to the left (*)Command-Shift-Up ArrowSelect text between the insertion point and the beginning of thedocument (*)Command-Shift-Down ArrowSelect text between the insertion point and the end of the document(*)Shift-Up ArrowExtend text selection to the line above, to the nearest characterboundary at the same horizontal location (*)Shift-Down ArrowExtend text selection to the line below, to the nearest characterboundary at the same horizontal location (*)Shift-Option-Right ArrowExtend text selection to the end of the current word, then to the endof the following word if pressed again (*)Shift-Option-Left ArrowExtend text selection to the beginning of the current word, then tothe beginning of the following word if pressed again (*)Shift-Option-Down ArrowExtend text selection to the end of the current paragraph, then tothe end of the following paragraph if pressed again (*)Shift-Option-Up ArrowExtend text selection to the beginning of the current paragraph, thento the beginning of the following paragraph if pressed again (*)Control-Space bar Toggle between the current and previous input sourcesOption-Control-Space bar Toggle through all enabled input sourcesCommand-Option-esc Force QuitCommand-Shift-Option-Esc(hold for three seconds)Force Quit the front-most application (Mac OS X v10.5 or later)Command-Left Bracket ([) Previous browser webpageCommand-Right Bracket (]) Next browser webpageIf youre a Windows user, be sure to check out our Windows 8 keyboard shortcut guide for a quickset of tips and tricks to get you up to speed in no time.PRODUCT REVIEWS NEWS VIDEOS FEATURES DEALS 236 K 95 K 26 KMac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts Guide | Page 2 | Digital Trends http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/mac-os-x-keyboard-...6 of 8 25/03/14 21.27FOLLOW FOLLOW @GONZOTORPEDOIn Case 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