Your favorite Keyboard Shortcuts

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  1. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    What keyboard shortcuts do you use most often that are "unusual". By that I mean ones that aren't like apple-Open and apple-W

    My recent favorites are Shift-Apple-A for the apps folder and Shift-Apple-U for the Utilities folder.
     
  2. brepublican macrumors 6502a

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    Option-Command-Eject. Sleep in 2 seconds. Its on Apple's 'Tip of the Week'
     
  3. zero2dash macrumors 6502a

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    I use the rudimentary ones the most often...
    My favorite is (without a doubt) Apple-Shift-N to create a new folder. How I lived this long without that shortcut, I'll never know.
    Apple-K to get to our networked XP boxes.
    I also love "trashing by keyboard". Apple-Delete (trash), Apple-Shift-Delete (empty trash). :D
     
  4. baleensavage macrumors 6502a

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    Command-space in Adobe apps zooms in. I wish they had that type of key command in all apps.
    I also find myself using command-tab more frequently than I used too. Command delete is helpful and being able to do a command Z (for nearly everything), Command C and Command V in the Finder is just incredible (a feature that should have been in system 7, but didnt come in until 10).
     
  5. ironic23 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah this is indeed my fav. shortcut for now.
     
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    I also use the Ctrl-Apple-A and Ctrl-Apple-U a lot. When I go to work on our machines that are still running 10.2, I feel lost without these two shortcuts.

    I remember as a kid playing with our families Apple IIc that we had two Apple keys. One was the "open apple" and the other was the "closed apple". So, I still refer to the Apple key as the Open Apple key. How long has there been only one Apple key?

    Edit:

    I found this article over at lowendmac about the history of Apple's command key. This is a part of that article.
     
  8. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    • Cmd-Space-- Spotlight
    • F9, F10, F11-- Exposé
    • Ctrl-Cmd-D-- Pop-up dictionary in several supported apps (but I've set this to F1 for my own uses)
     
  9. 7on macrumors 601

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    And for some reason, Apple renamed the Apple keys to the Command keys in 1984.
     
  10. Yuvi macrumors member

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    Option-left and Option-right are my two favorite shortcuts everywhere there's text input. I also like the similar Control-left and Control-right in XCode, though that's not too useful outside of programming.

    Fun shortcuts: Command-option-control-8 (hit it again to disable) and Command-Option-8 (again to disable), then Command-Option-minus and Command-Option-= to zoom.

    Good page: http://developer.apple.com/document...IGKeyboardShortcuts/chapter_20_section_1.html. I'll bet there's shortcuts listed there that you never knew about (though it isn't exhaustive - it doesn't list Command-Option-eject to sleep even though it lists Command-Control-eject to restart and Command-Option-Control-eject to shut down.)
     
  11. erikamsterdam macrumors regular

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    Apple-~ to switch between windows in an app. Very handy in M$N I think.
     
  12. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    ooh, that reminds me of Apple-Tab to switch between apps. :D
     
  13. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Command + Arrow Keys in Safari and FF.

    Great stuff there. :D
     
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    Cmd+Tab is a good shortcut. I use Cmb+Option+Esc very often though....
     
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    In the Pro App world: Apple+Z... I screw up a lot :eek:

    OS X: Apple+Space [Wait for results] Apple+Enter :cool:
     
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    CMD+OPT+SHIFT+S = Save for Web in Photoshop. Use it many times a day
     
  21. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    cmd-T new blank tab in safari

    cmd-` switch windows

    cmd-{ and cmd-} switch tabs (can we change keyboard shortcuts ourselves?)

    opt-arrows

    starting to use cmd-1 thru 9 for my bookmarks bar, wish I could customize which ones they are assigned to aside from ordering them the way I want them numbered...
     
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  23. bobber205 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Even better. Add a four to that and you can pick where you want the shoot taken.

    I can't believe how much time I spent opening screenshots in Photoshop or Preview cropping them before I discovered that gem. :D
     
  24. dav macrumors 6502

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    Even better hit spacebar after that and you can capture windows.
     
  25. brepublican macrumors 6502a

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    Another favourite: Command-[ to go back and Command-] to go forward in all Cocoa supported apps: Finder, Safari (as well as other browers), even iTMS. Very convinient :)
     

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