Share some convenient shortcuts!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vmflapem, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. vmflapem macrumors 6502

    Dec 27, 2013
    I'm sure there are many built-in shortcuts that I am not aware of.
    Share some of your favorites!
  2. simon48 macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2010
    I'm sure you know some of these already, but these are some of the most used ones.

    • Command + Q : quit app
    • Command + S, Command + shift + S : save and save as
    • Command + C, Command + V, Command + X : copy, paste and cut selection
    • Command + tab : switch apps (hold to see all and tap tab to cycle or tap both to switch to last app)
    • Command + ~ : switch windows within a app
    • Command + T : new tab (mostly for web browsers)
    • Command + N : new window
    • Command + W : close window (or tab if in an app with open tabs like a web browser)
    • Command + shift + 3 : take a full screenshot (saved to the desktop)
    • Command + shift + 4 : take a custom sized screenshot, you can also tap the space bar while in the mode to snap the size to a window
    • Command + shift + N : new folder
    • space bar (in Finder) : while having a file(s) it toggles QuickLook on it, try it on a bunch of different file types (movies, pictures, documents etc.) and you'll see how cool it is
    • Command + space bar : open Spotlight (the search tool in the upper right hand corner of the screen)
    • Command + delete (in Finder) : send to trash
    • Command + shift + delete (in Finder) : empty trash

    This is just the tip of the iceberg, and you can always set your own. If I come up with any more really good ones I'll post them.

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