Mac/Windows keyboard eqivalents

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by deep diver, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. deep diver macrumors 65816

    deep diver

    Jan 17, 2008
    Solon, OH

    Does anyone know where I can find a list of MSWindows and OSX equivalent keyboard commands and shortcuts?
  2. mediaguru macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2006
    The middle of BentFork, TN
    The Keyboard Shortcuts Guide here at MacRumors is a great help in this area.

    Most keyboard shortcuts in applications from Adobe, Microsoft, etc. are identical with the following caveats:

    The CONTROL key on Windows = the COMMAND key on the Mac (Cloverleaf/Apple Logo Key)

    The ALT key on Windows = the OPTION key on the Mac

    The "Control" Key on the Macintosh is NOT used in most keyboard shortcuts, and it is NOT the same as the CONTROL key on Windows (see above). Instead, it is often used to "right-click" when you press it along with a mouse click if you do not have a two-button mouse.

    Other Equivalent Shortcuts (Windows --> Mac)

    CTRL+ALT+DEL ("Force Quit" an application) --> CMD+OPT+ESC
    ALT+F4 (Quit the active application) --> CMD+Q
    ALT+TAB (Switch between applications) --> CMD+TAB

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