Your favorite keyboard shortcuts

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  1. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    I looked through mroogle and found that we haven't had one of these threads for a while (AKA no search nazis posting about a similar thread please ;)) and I thought it'd be pretty handy, as one can never know enough keyboard shortcuts.

    So, post up some of your favorite keyboard shortcuts :)

    Some of my favorites:
    Command + ` = cycles through open windows in an application

    Command + shift + ` = cycles the opposite direction

    Command + [ = Goes back a page (Also, the arrow key works in place of [ if you prefer it)

    Command + ] = Goes forward a page

    Command + shift + [ = Switches to the tab to the left in Safari (Again, the arrow key works as well)

    Command + shift + ] = Switches tabs to the right

    Command + M = Minimizes the active window

    Fn + control + F3 = selects the dock (Can cycle through dock icons with arrows and open applications/windows)

    Command + tab = Cycles through active application

    Command + tab + q = (keep the command key held and select an application that you want quit and hit the q key, great for mass quitting applications)
     
  2. atticus18244fsa macrumors 6502

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    My absolute favourite is:
    CMD+W=Close currnet window

    Others I use daily:
    CMD+Space=Open spotlight search (I use it as an app launcher)
    CMD+Click=Open link in new tab
    CMD+Option+Escape=Force quite menu
    CMD+Option+Eject=Sleep
     
  3. iBookG4user thread starter macrumors 604

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    Another interesting one of that nature is Command + Option + Control + Eject which shuts the computer down.
     
  4. atticus18244fsa macrumors 6502

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    And this is the reason I love these type of threads. ;)
     
  5. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Because I don't have the multitouch trackpad, I rely a lot on keyboard commands to get things done.

    Aside from the ones you guys mentioned, I tend to use the control + tab and control + shift + tab to switch between tabs using Chrome. Command and arrows moves me around through spaces and command space gives me the spotlight (which I use all of the time).

    When I first got my Mac I didn't know anything (obviously lol) and it took me a while to get used to it; after a while I became more fluent and began using keyboard shortcuts for everything :)
     
  6. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    I just love the fact that on the mac, copy/cut/paste uses the command key rather than control key like other OS's tend to do. That allows for all programs (including terminal, which I use a lot) to use the same keys. On other OS's when you go to a terminal program, they have to use some other key combination because <ctrl>-c, etc, has completely different meanings.
     
  7. stompy macrumors regular

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    Command + shift + 4 = Cropped image capture

    (Bonus: after the crosshairs appear, press space to toggle to a camera cursor. This allows you to capture any window you click, even background or partially obscured windows.)
     
  8. iBookG4user thread starter macrumors 604

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    I've found some more interesting keyboard shortcuts:

    (In Finder) Command + up arrow = goes to enclosing folder

    (In Safari) Command + up arrow = goes to top of page

    (In Safari) Command + down arrow = goes to bottom of page

    fn + control + F2 = selects the menu bar

    fn + control + F4 = cycles to next window (irrespective of application)

    (In Finder) Command + o = opens up file/folder

    (In Finder) Command + Control + 1 = arrange by name

    (In Finder) Command + Control + 2 = arrange by date modified

    (In Finder) Command + Control + 3 = arrange by date created

    (In Finder) Command + Control + 4 = arrange by size

    (In Finder) Command + Control + 5 = arrange by kind

    (In Finder) Command + Control + 6 = arrange by label

    Option + left/right arrows = Move cursor forwards or backwards an entire word

    Control + left/right arrows = Move cursor forwards or backwards an entire line
     

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