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  1. macrumors bot

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    Nickygoat

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    Nifty. Although it's not as ergonomical as using cmd - *. The hand position is a lot worse using ctrl-f2 than cmd-f2 for example.
    And the ctrl-f8 is useless if you have keyboard shortcuts set up to zoom with f8/f7 as I, and a lot of others, do. Not that I really use the right hand side of the menu bar all that often, apart from Spotlight which is cmd-space anyway.
    Always useful to have a few more keyboard tips.
     
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    asthma

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    found this a while ago, cant remember where?

    • "Press X during startup" = Force Mac OS X startup
    • "Press Option-Command-Shift-Delete during startup" = Bypass primary startup volume and seek a different startup volume (such as a CD or external disk)
    • "Press C during startup" = Start up from a CD that has a system folder
    • "Press N during startup" = Attempt to start up from a compatible network server (NetBoot)
    • "Press T during startup" = Start up in FireWire Target Disk mode
    • "Press Shift during startup" = start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items and non-essential kernel extension files (Mac OS X 10.2 and later)
    • "Press Command-V during startup" = Start up in Verbose mode
    • "Press Command-S during startup" = Start up in Single-User mode

    Finder window
    • "Command-W" = Close Window
    • "Option-Command-W" = Close all Windows
    • "Command-Right Arrow" = Expand folder (list view)
    • "Option-Command-Right Arrow" = Expand folder and nested subfolders (list view)
    • "Command-Left Arrow" = Collapse Folder (list view)
    • "Option-Command-Up Arrow" = Open parent folder and close current window

    Menu Commands
    • "Shift-Command-Q" = Apple Menu Log out
    • "Shift-Option-Command-Q" = Apple Menu Log out immediately
    • "Shift-Command-Delete" = Finder Menu Empty Trash
    • "Option-Shift-Command-Delete" = Finder Menu Empty Trash without dialog
    • "Command-H" = Finder Menu Hide Finder
    • "Option-Command-H" = Finder Menu Hide Others
    • "Command-N" = File Menu New Finder window
    • "Shift-Command-N" = File Menu New Folder
    • "Command-O" = File Menu Open
    • "Command-S" = File Menu Save
    • "Shift-Command-S" = File Menu Save as
    • "Command-P" = File Menu Print
    • "Command-W" = File Menu Close Window
    • "Option-Command-W" = File Menu Close all Windows
    • "Command-I" = File Menu Get Info
    • "Option-Command-I" = File Menu Show Attributes Inspector
    • "Command-D" = File Menu Duplicate
    • "Command-L" = File Menu Make Alias
    • "Command-R" = File Menu Show original
    • "Command-T" = File Menu Add to Favorites
    • "Command-Delete" = File Menu Move to Trash
    • "Command-E" = File Menu Eject
    • "Command-F" = File Menu Find
    • "Command-Z" = Edit Menu Undo
    • "Command-X" = Edit Menu Cut
    • "Command-C" = Edit Menu Copy
    • "Command-V" = Edit Menu Paste
    • "Command-A" = Edit Menu Select All
    • "Command-1" = View Menu View as Icons
    • "Command-2" = View Menu View as List
    • "Command-3" = View Menu View as Columns
    • "Command-B" = View Menu Hide Toolbar
    • "Command-J" = View Menu Show View Options
    • "Command - [" = Go Menu Back
    • "Command - ]" = Go Menu Forward
    • "Shift-Command-C" = Go Menu Computer
    • "Shift-Command-H" = Go Menu Home
    • "Shift-Command-I" = Go Menu iDisk
    • "Shift-Command-A" = Go Menu Applications
    • "Shift-Command-F" = Go Menu Favorites
    • "Shift-Command-G" = Go Menu Goto Folder
    • "Command-K" = Go Menu Connect to Server
    • "Command-M" = Window Menu Minimize Window
    • "Command-?" = Help Menu Open Mac Help
    • "Command-Space" = Open Spotlight (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
    • "Command-Alt-Space" = Open Spotlight Guide (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
    • "F12" = Opens Dashboard (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)

    Universal Access and VoiceOver
    • "Option-Command-* (asterisk)" = Turn on Zoom
    • "Option-Command-+ (plus)" = Zoom in
    • "Option-Command-- (minus)" = Zoom out
    • "Control-Option-Command-* (asterisk)" = Switch to White on Black
    • "Control-F1" = Turn on Full Keyboard Access?When Full Keyboard Access is turned on, you can use the key combinations listed in the table below from the Finder.
    • "Control-F2" = Full Keyboard Access Highlight Menu
    • "Control-F3" = Full Keyboard Access Highlight Dock
    • "Control-F4" = Full Keyboard Access Highlight Window (active) or next window behind it
    • "Control-F5" = Full Keyboard Access Highlight Toolbar
    • "Control-F6" = Full Keyboard Access Highlight Utility window (palette)
    • "Command-F5 or fn-Command-F5" = Turn VoiceOver on or off (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
    • "Control-Option-F8 or fn-Control-Option-F8" = Open VoiceOver Utility (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
    • "Control-Option-F7 or fn-Control-option-F7" = Display VoiceOver menu (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
    • "Control-Option-; or fn-Control-option-" = Enable/disable VoiceOver Control-Option lock (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)

    Mouse Keys
    • "8" = Move Up
    • "2" = Move Down
    • "4" = Move Left
    • "6" = Move Right
    • "1, 3, 7, 9" = Move Diagonally
    • "5" = Press Mouse Button
    • "0" = Hold Mouse Button
    • ". (period on keypad)" = Release Mouse Button (use after pressing 0)

    Other Commands
    • "Option-Command-D" = Show/Hide Dock
    • "Command-Tab" = Switch application
    • "Command-Up Arrow" = Move up one directory
    • "Command-Down Arrow" = Move down one directory
    • "Page Up or Control-Up Arrow" = Move up one page
    • "Page Down or Control-Down Arrow" = Move down one page
    • "Option-Drag" = Copy to new location
    • "Option-Command-Drag" = Make alias in new location
    • "Command-Drag" = Move to new location without copying
    • "Command-C" = Show Colors palette in application
    • "Command-T" = Show Font palette in application
    • "Command-Shift-3" = Take a picture of the screen
    • "Command-Shift-4" = Take a picture of the selection
    • "Command-Shift-4, then press Control while selecting" = Take a picture of the screen, place in Clipboard
    • "Command-Shift-4, then Spacebar" = Take a picture of the selected window
    • "Option-Command-esc" = Force Quit
    • "Control-Eject" = Restart, Sleep, Shutdown dialog box
    • "Control-Command-Eject" = Quit all applications and restart
    • "Option-Command-Eject or Option-Command-Power" = Sleep
    • "Command-click window toolbar button (upper right corner)" = Cycle through available views for the window's toolbar (dependant on the nature of the Finder or application window)
    • "Command-`" = Cycle through windows in application or Finder (if more than one window is open)
    • "Function-Delete (PowerBook, iBook only)" = Forward Delete (delete the character to the right of your cursor)

    in combination with voicer over its good for those who have bad sight.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    My most used shortcut has to be Apple-`(~ not ") to cycle through windows in the selected app. That combined with Apple-Tab
     
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    beginnersview

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  6. nrd
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    Control - F4 also cycles backwards through the mix if you toss in a Shift key.
     

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