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80 Most Essential Apple Macintosh Keyboard Shortcuts

Tech Zuma has compiled a list for you with the most needed/common shortcuts or shortcuts that make working on the Mac easier and faster. To improve productivity when working on a Mac, keyboard shortcuts are numerous. These key combinations allow you to perform specific actions without using the mouse, trackpad, or other device.
The principle is simple: keep the modifier key (s) pressed while pressing the last key of the shortcut. On the Mac universe, modifier keys are represented by symbols. Here are the 80 complained list of apple most useful keyboard shortcuts.

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The Option key performs the same function as the Alt key on PC
The Command key performs the same function as the Windows key on PC


The most common shortcuts on Mac

  1. Command + C : Copy
  2. Command + X : Cut
  3. Command + V : Paste
  4. Command + Z : Cancel the command
  5. Command + Shift + Z : Restore command just canceled
  6. Command + A : Select All
  7. Command + F : Search
  8. Command + G : Find next occurrence
  9. Command + N : Open a new window or a new document
  10. Command + S : Save a document
  11. Command + P : Print a document
  12. Command + Shift + 3 : Full Screen Shot
  13. Command + Shift + 4 : Screen Shot with Selection Slider
  14. Command + W : Close the active window
  15. Command + Option + W : Close all windows
  16. Command + Shift + Tilde (~) : Switch to the next most recently used window in the active application.
  17. Command + H : Hide open application windows in the foreground
  18. Command + Option + H : Hide windows of all open applications, except those of the application in the foreground
  19. Command + Q : Exit an application
  20. Command + Option + Esc : Force an application to close
  21. Command + Tab : Return to the most recently used open application.
  22. Spacebar : Previewing the selected item (at a glance)
  23. Control the computer with Mac shortcuts
  24. Command + Control + Power button : Force reboot
  25. Shift + Control + Power Button or Eject Button : Standby
  26. Command + Control + eject key : Closing and restarting the Mac
  27. Command + Option + Control + power button or eject button : Closing applications and shutting down the Mac
  28. Command + B : Bold or disable the bold text of the selected text
  29. Command + I : Italicize or disable italic writing of selected text
  30. Command + U : Underline or underline the underlining of the selected text
  31. Command + T : Show or hide the Font window
  32. Command + Option + F : Access the search field
  33. Command + Option + T : Show or hide the toolbar of an application
  34. Command + Shift + Colon (:) : Show Spelling and Grammar Window
  35. Command + Semicolon (;) : Find misspelled words in the document
  36. Command + Delete : Select the Delete or Do Not Save button in a dialog box with these options
  37. Command + Shift + S : Show Save As dialog box or Duplicate Current Document
  38. Check + A : Move to the beginning of the line or paragraph
  39. Control + E : Move to the end of the line or paragraph
  40. Control + P : Move up a line
  41. Control + N : Get off a line
  42. Control + O : Insert a new line after the insertion point
  43. Command + Shift + Up Arrow : Select the text between the insertion point and the beginning of the document
  44. Command + Shift + Down Arrow : Select the text between the insertion point and the end of the document
  45. Command + Shift + Left Arrow : Select the text between the insertion point and the start of the current line
  46. Command + Shift + Minus (-) : Reduce the size of the selected element
  47. Command + Shift + More (+) : Increase the size of the selected item
  48. Order + Equal (=) : Same
  49. Command + { : Align Left
  50. Command +} : Align Right
  51. Command + Shift + | (vertical bar) : Center
  52. Fn + Arrow to the left : Go to the beginning of a document
  53. Fn + Arrow to the right : Go to the end of a document
  54. Command + Option + C : Copy style and save formatting settings for the selected item
  55. Command + Option + V : Paste the previously copied style to the selected item
  56. Command + Shift +? : Open the Help menu
  57. Command + D : Duplicate selected files
  58. Command + F : Start a Spotlight Search in the Finder Window
  59. Command + Shift + D : Open Office Folder
  60. Command + Shift + F : Show All Files window
  61. Command + Shift + G : Open a Go To Folder window
  62. Command + Shift + I : Open iCloud Drive
  63. Command + Shift + K : Open Network Window
  64. Command + Option + L : Open the Downloads folder
  65. Command + Shift + O : Open the Documents folder
  66. Command + Option + D : Show or hide the Dock
  67. Command + Mission Control : Show Desktop
  68. Command + Shift + N : Create a folder
  69. Command + Shift + Delete : Empty Trash
  70. Option key when dragging an item : Copy moved item (the cursor icon changes during this process)
  71. Option + Click on an expansion triangle : Open all folders in the selected folder
  72. Option+Apple+ * (asterisk)Turn on Zoom
  73. Option+Apple+ =Zoom in
  74. Option+Apple+ -Zoom out
  75. Control+Option+Apple+ *Switch to White on Black
  76. Apple+Shift+3Take a picture of the screen will leave a .png file on desktop
  77. Apple+Shift+4Take a picture of the selection will leave a .png file on desktop
  78. Apple+Shift+4, ControlTake a picture of the selection, place in clipboard
  79. Apple+Shift+4, SpacebarTake a picture of the selected window
  80. Apple+T New Tab If the Application supports Tabs
  81. Command + T to open a new tab on an Internet browser]kk

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