What are some cool button commands?

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  1. mcfields macrumors newbie

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    Seems like the macbook has a lot of them. I just randomly came across command + shift + 4, which will be infinitely useful in the future. What are some other useful or cool key combos?
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    After pressing that, add space ... makes it 10x better.
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Command + H (hides application)
    Command + M (Minimizes)
    Fn + Control + F3 (brings up Dock and selector)
    Command + A (Select All)
    Command + W (Closes window)
    Command + Shift + 4 then hit the spacebar (takes screenshot of selected window)

    Those are some of the ones that I regularly use. Let me know if you want more, I use keyboard shortcuts way too often :p
     
  5. Pivzavod macrumors member

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    It seems like 'Keyboard Shortcuts' in system pref panel does not show all of them. Of course, one can just google it, but I'm almost sure this list is hidden somewhere in the Library..
    This is a good list, btw.
     
  6. magamo macrumors 6502

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    You scared the hell out of me! Have you ever imagined what it'd be like to push the combo without knowing what it'd do while looking at your avatar?
     
  7. magamo macrumors 6502

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    Are you suggesting every single keyboard shortcut is useful or cool? Personally I only use most popular ones like Command-A/C/V.

    Is it just me, or is it a little difficult to remember less used shortcuts?
     
  8. marold280 macrumors 6502

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  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I didn't suggest anything. I simply provided a link. Every keyboard shortcut is useful to someone. Whether they're "cool" or not is completely subjective. By providing the list, each can determine for themselves what is useful or "cool" to them.
     
  10. Benjic macrumors regular

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    If you've minimized an app, you can Cmd+Tab to it and hold Option to open the window instead of just giving the app focus.
     
  11. jmann macrumors 604

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    My fave is "Cmd + ," It usually brings up preferences/settings in most apps. :)
     
  12. UniPro macrumors regular

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    Now that is something that would come in handy for me. :D
     
  13. sixmac macrumors member

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    shift+option volume up or down, almost completely unnecessary :D
     
  14. jmann macrumors 604

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    Wow, haha so pointless, I never even knew it did that. :)
     
  15. Apocrathia macrumors 6502

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    control + option + command + 8
    invert the colors on your screen, its a great way to piss off the kids at bestbuy because most of them are completely retarded with macs.
     
  16. jmann macrumors 604

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    Did you see the first reply?
     
  17. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Ok.. this is not so much as a "shortcut" but its really cool!

    In Mac OS X keep the shift button pressed during an initiated animated action like opening a stack or maxi/minimizing. Its real cool... and kiddish!:)
     
  18. Apocrathia macrumors 6502

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    the previous poster didn't even mention what the key combination did.
     
  19. bartelby macrumors Core

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    It would have ruined the surprise.
     
  20. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    That is the COOLEST thing I've ever seen!!!

    and the color shift avatar thing is terrifying. I'm going to do it to all the macs in my house now...
     
  21. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Aint it...?? I especially love the way my huge grid type stack fans out... :)

    And I agree with bartelby... that definitely would've squeezed the wide eye fun!
     

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