Your favorite shortcuts and tips for OS X?

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  1. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, i know this has most likely been posted before but what the heck, so post all of your favorite tips and tricks for OSX (BTW i haven't spelt favorite wrong , i'm british)
     
  2. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Blimey, and i thought everyone was bursting at the seams with shortcuts, well mine favorite is Apple tab
     
  3. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Ctrl + tab is the equivalent in Windows. Though I admit, Apple Tab does look a LOT sweeter than Window's equivalent. :)
     
  4. wako macrumors 65816

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    Mine is the tilde. This is only because Quicksilver is binded to that key :)
     
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    [command-n]. for spawning new windows in safari.
     
  7. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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  8. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    when i'm too lazy to move the mouse, i use apple spacebare to open spotlight, type in the first few letters of an app. and press enter... sounds harder but it really isn't.... :rolleyes: also apple tab
     
  9. slffl macrumors 65816

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    It's Alt-Tab in windows.

    My fav shortcuts in OS X are all of them. I rarely have to take my hands off the keyboard. But here's a few

    Command-Tab (+ Command-Q to quit applications from there)
    Command-T in Safari
    Command-Spacebar to bring up Quicksilver
     
  10. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    cmd-h : hide an active application
    cmd-ctrl-d : pop the dictionary
     
  11. Spectrum macrumors 6502a

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    Last I checked Brits spelt favourite with a U in it.

    ANyway...shortcuts....

    On any laptop, Option+Fn keys to go straight at the appropriate control panel pane.
     
  12. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    Finally, an interesting shortcut not well-known!

    My current favorite is Tab+Spacebar for all dialog windows.
     
  13. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    I've found command+[ (back a page) and command+] (forward a page) to be so incrediblly useful in firefox
     
  14. lord patton macrumors 65816

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    apple+tab for switching applications
    apple+` for switching windows within applications

    Between these two, I hardly ever need exposé.

    spacebar in Camino for "scrolling" down webpages.

    In iTunes, a use the tab key to move between the playlists, search bar, and track lists. My lift got a lot easier when I discovered this one.

    And ctrl+spacebar for Butler.
     
  15. Spectrum macrumors 6502a

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    And once you are in the control panel. Press Tab once. Then use arrow keys (L/R) to select the appropriate pane. Then Tab and Shift+Tab to move to various dialogues/sliders. Use L/R to move them.
     
  16. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    Apple + Space for spotlight
    Apple + t for new tab
    Apple + h for hiding an app
    Also for kicks control+alt+apple+8, ill let you figure it out, just do it again to get out of it

    Also Apple+ , to get preferences
    Apple + I for info
     
  17. lamina macrumors 68000

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    The key difference between the Mac and Windows tabbing applications thingy is that while holding down the apple button, and having an icon highlighted, and pressing the Q key, will quit the highlighted application.

    I hope that makes sense. Apple-tab to bring up the applications running, and pressing Q to quit the selected application.

    Yes, that is one of my favourites, along with F12 (dashboard) and Command-Space (spotlight).
     
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  19. JMG macrumors 6502a

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    apple-w to close a window
    apple-m to minimize to the dock

    ctrl apple z to make itunes smaller
     
  20. Miguey macrumors 6502

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    command t for new tab
    command c for copy
    command v for paste
    command n for new window/folder
    these are my most commonly used by me...
     
  21. dejo Moderator

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    Put your Applications into your Dock. Then you can click+hold the icon and navigate your Applications folder hierarchy.
     
  22. Nar1117 macrumors 6502

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    Control+option+apple+8

    Hehe.... i love it. Freaks people out.
     
  23. Miguey macrumors 6502

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    OMG I LOVE THAT COMMAND! the ctrl opt apple 8, how did you stumble on it?
     
  24. chairguru22 macrumors 6502a

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    i mapped my mouse so when you press on the scroll button it will show all windows and then i can easily select what window i want. kinda like cmd-tab but faster.
     

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