If Apple really cared about the environment, why would they have a Trash Can instead of a Recycle Bin?
Sorry for starting off with that shamelessly copied internet joke. Beelining now for the topic, MacOS has a surplus number of keyboard shortcuts, only a few of which are habitually used. With this article, we have tried to assemble a few new shortcuts to draw your attention to their functionality, and the convenience they propose. Let us begin:
The Elementary Shortcuts
These are the most cardinal shortcuts people will ever use and, most probably, you are already familiar with them.
|Command (⌘) + A → Highlight/Select all contents|
|Command (⌘) + C → Copy selected content|
|Command (⌘) + X → Cut selected content|
|Command (⌘) + V → Paste Selected Content|
|Command (⌘) + Z → Undo last action|
|Command (⌘) + Shift + Z → Redo last undone action|
Desktop and Navigation Shortcuts
Navigation shortcuts can help you save enough time and energy if you are opening, closing or constantly sailing through multiple apps.
|Command (⌘) + W → Close the front window|
|Command (⌘) + Option + W → Close all windows|
|Command (⌘) + M → Minimize the front window to the dock|
|Command (⌘) + Option + M → Minimize all windows to the dock|
|Command (⌘) + F3 → Hide/show all active window|
|Command (⌘) + Tab → Switch apps|
|Command (⌘) + Option + Esc → Force close application|
|Command (⌘) + N → Open new-window for the current app|
|Control + Up-arrow → Show mission control|
|Control + Down-arrow → Show application window|
Power Menu Shortcuts
These are the instant power-shortcuts and do not offer any dialogue box for confirmation.
|Command (⌘) + Control + Q → Lock desktop|
|Command (⌘) + Control + Power → Restart|
|Command (⌘) + Control + Option + Power → Shut Down|
File-action & Finder Shortcuts
Have you ever wondered how easy would it be if we had a shortcut to create a new folder, or to rename a file?
|Command (⌘) + Shift + N → Create a new folder|
|Command (⌘) + Control + N → Place selected files to a new folder|
|Click + Return → Rename|
|Command (⌘) + Click → Select multiple files|
|Space + Click → Quick lookup of selected content|
|Command (⌘) + Num (1-4) → Change icon-view|
Take screenshots easily with these shortcuts.
|Command (⌘) + Shift + 3 → Take a full screenshot of desktop|
|Command (⌘) + Shift + 4 → Take a partial screenshot of desktop|
|Control + [Above shortcut keys] → Capture and copy the screenshot to clipboard|
|Command (⌘) + Shift + 5 → Screenshot menu-bar|
Increase your productivity and be a pro with these extra keyboard shortcuts on your Mac. They are certain to entertain your work speed.
|Command (⌘) + Space → Invoke spotlight|
|Command (⌘) + Option + S → Trigger do-not-disturb mode|
|Command (⌘) + Option + D → Hide dock|
|Function + Side-arrows → Jump to top/bottom of the window|
|Option + Double Click → Open a folder in a separate window, closing the current window|
|Double-Click border (any side) → Extend border to the clicked side|
|Option + Delete → Delete last word|
|Command (⌘) + Drag → Arrange PiP anywhere|
|Command (⌘) + Control + D → Quick word lookup (dictionary)|
|Command (⌘) + Control + Space → Open emoji panel|
As the name suggests…
|Command (⌘) + Shift + \ → Show tab overview|
|Command (⌘) + Click → Open link in new tab|
|Command (⌘) + W → Close active tab|
|Option + Close button (x) → Close all tabs except for one|
|Command (⌘) + Shift + T → Reopen the last closed tab|
|Command (⌘) + T → New safari tab|
|Command (⌘) + N → New safari window|
|Command (⌘) + Shift + N → New safari private-window|
|Command (⌘) + Option + 2 → Show history|
|Command (⌘) + Option + L →Show Downloads|
|Command (⌘) + Option + E → Clear browser cache|
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