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Posted 21.03.18

Handy Mac Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Needs to Know

There’s plenty of handy Mac keyboard shortcuts out there which can help make your life a lot easier! Here are just a few that we find the most useful.

Command+Space

This brings up the Spotlight feature, allowing you to search your entire Mac.

Shift+Option

Did you know there’s more than just the 16 levels of brightness and volume on your Mac? Why not try out this shortcut by holding Shift+Option as you adjust your volume or brightness for a smaller increase or decrease.

Command+Option+Esc

Press these keys if you need to force quit any applications.

Command+Shift+3

Use this to take a screenshot of your entire screen.

Command+Shift+4

If you only want to take a screenshot of a certain part of the screen, this is a better option!

Command+Comma (,)

You can find any application’s preferences this way.

Command+Shift+T

Sometimes we accidentally click the little red X button in the corner of a tab we didn’t mean to. Fear not, as this will open up your last closed tab.

Command+M

This minimises the window you currently have open to your Dock, so there’s no need to close them down.

Command+Left/Right Arrow

If you want to go back a page in your web browser, use the left arrow, and then the right arrow to go forward again.

Command+A

This highlights and selects all of the text on a page.

Command+F

You can search a page or document for a certain word using this shortcut.

Command+H

If you need to quickly hide an open app or webpage, use this shortcut.

Command+Semicolon (;)

Not the best at spelling? This handy shortcut will take you through all the misspelled words in your word doc.

Command+Shift+Colon (:)

This will bring up the spelling and grammar window.

Command+Z

Use this to undo your previous action, whilst Command+Shift+Z will redo any changes you’ve chosen to undo.

Command+Arrow

Use this to navigate either to the top or bottom of a web page or document using the arrow keys.

Ctrl+D

This deletes the previous character you’ve typed.

Command+I

Find out all the info about a file you’ve selected using this shortcut.

 

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