Your favorite shortcuts and tips for OS X?

Macmadant

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Hi, i know this has most likely been posted before but what the heck, so post all of your favorite tips and tricks for OSX (BTW i haven't spelt favorite wrong , i'm british)
 

Macmadant

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Blimey, and i thought everyone was bursting at the seams with shortcuts, well mine favorite is Apple tab
 

benthewraith

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Macmadant said:
Blimey, and i thought everyone was bursting at the seams with shortcuts, well mine favorite is Apple tab
Ctrl + tab is the equivalent in Windows. Though I admit, Apple Tab does look a LOT sweeter than Window's equivalent. :)
 

wako

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Mine is the tilde. This is only because Quicksilver is binded to that key :)
 

puckhead193

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when i'm too lazy to move the mouse, i use apple spacebare to open spotlight, type in the first few letters of an app. and press enter... sounds harder but it really isn't.... :rolleyes: also apple tab
 

slffl

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benthewraith said:
Ctrl + tab is the equivalent in Windows. Though I admit, Apple Tab does look a LOT sweeter than Window's equivalent. :)
It's Alt-Tab in windows.

My fav shortcuts in OS X are all of them. I rarely have to take my hands off the keyboard. But here's a few

Command-Tab (+ Command-Q to quit applications from there)
Command-T in Safari
Command-Spacebar to bring up Quicksilver
 

Spectrum

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Macmadant said:
(BTW i haven't spelt favorite wrong , i'm british)
Last I checked Brits spelt favourite with a U in it.

ANyway...shortcuts....

On any laptop, Option+Fn keys to go straight at the appropriate control panel pane.
 

Demon Hunter

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Spectrum said:
Last I checked Brits spelt favourite with a U in it.

ANyway...shortcuts....

On any laptop, Option+Fn keys to go straight at the appropriate control panel pane.
Finally, an interesting shortcut not well-known!

My current favorite is Tab+Spacebar for all dialog windows.
 

lord patton

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apple+tab for switching applications
apple+` for switching windows within applications

Between these two, I hardly ever need exposé.

spacebar in Camino for "scrolling" down webpages.

In iTunes, a use the tab key to move between the playlists, search bar, and track lists. My lift got a lot easier when I discovered this one.

And ctrl+spacebar for Butler.
 

Spectrum

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dferrara said:
Finally, an interesting shortcut not well-known!
And once you are in the control panel. Press Tab once. Then use arrow keys (L/R) to select the appropriate pane. Then Tab and Shift+Tab to move to various dialogues/sliders. Use L/R to move them.
 

runninmac

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Apple + Space for spotlight
Apple + t for new tab
Apple + h for hiding an app
Also for kicks control+alt+apple+8, ill let you figure it out, just do it again to get out of it

Also Apple+ , to get preferences
Apple + I for info
 

lamina

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benthewraith said:
Ctrl + tab is the equivalent in Windows. Though I admit, Apple Tab does look a LOT sweeter than Window's equivalent. :)
The key difference between the Mac and Windows tabbing applications thingy is that while holding down the apple button, and having an icon highlighted, and pressing the Q key, will quit the highlighted application.

I hope that makes sense. Apple-tab to bring up the applications running, and pressing Q to quit the selected application.

Yes, that is one of my favourites, along with F12 (dashboard) and Command-Space (spotlight).
 

JMG

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apple-w to close a window
apple-m to minimize to the dock

ctrl apple z to make itunes smaller
 

Miguey

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command t for new tab
command c for copy
command v for paste
command n for new window/folder
these are my most commonly used by me...
 

chairguru22

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i mapped my mouse so when you press on the scroll button it will show all windows and then i can easily select what window i want. kinda like cmd-tab but faster.