Share some convenient shortcuts!

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

  1. vmflapem macrumors 6502

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    Dec 27, 2013
    #1
    I'm sure there are many built-in shortcuts that I am not aware of.
    Share some of your favorites!
     
  2. simon48 macrumors 65816

    simon48

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    Sep 1, 2010
    #2
    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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