Keyboard shortcuts

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AndieM, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. AndieM macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2010
    Hello everyone,

    I just switched over from a PC a couple of days ago and I am getting used to my new Macbook Pro, and MAC OS X. However I have run into a problem I have no idea how to fix, or what's wrong.

    I have the "Switching to the Mac" book from the Missing Manuals series, and throughout the book it mentions wonderful keyboard shortcuts that can be used for a variety of things. The problem is that most of them do not seem to work. For example, Control-F4 is apparently meant to cycle through all open windows, only it does nothing on my computer. This is true of many of the shortcuts I have tried. I tried to search the forums here but haven't found an answer, nor has googling turned up anything useful.

    Also, I was using a program called Syncback to sync my flash drive with a folder on my hard drive before, and that program is not available for macs, so I have been looking for a replacement. I tried Rsync, but it didn't seem to work - only syncing some of the files in the specified folder. Does anyone know of a freeware program for synchronization of files that is good?

    Can you help? Thanks so much,

  2. AndieM thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2010
    Thanks for your reply - but I have already visited both those sites, and although they offer a list of keyboard shortcuts, most of them still don't work. Am I missing something?
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Is it possible you’re using a MBP or similar? Remember you need to press the fn key to get the F4 to be used used when pressing control-F4.
  4. AndieM thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2010
    Using the fn key doesn't do anything either. I'm so confused. :mad:

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