12 Keyboard Shortcuts all Mac users should know

12 Keyboard Shortcuts all Mac users should know

I had a bit of trouble picking just 10 of the keyboard shortcuts on a Mac that I thought were the most useful, so I changed it to 12. I didn’t want the list to be too long, but I couldn’t get it any shorter so here it is:

  • CMD + A – Select all.
  • CMD + C – Copy selected item/text to the clipboard.
  • CMD + X – Cut the selected item/text to the clipboard.
  • CMD + V – Paste the contents of the clipboard.
  • CMD + P – Print – brings up the print dialogue box.
  • CMD + E – Eject (i.e CD/DVD).
  • Shift + CMD + N – New folder.
  • CMD + W – Close selected window.
  • CMD + Z - Undo/Redo.
  • Option + Shift + CMD + Esc (Hold for 3 seconds) – Force quit of front most application.
  • Shift + CTRL +CMD + 3 – Capture screen to clipboard. See How to take a screenshot on a Mac.
  • CMD + S – Save the current file.

Note: Option key is the "alt" key.

I hope you find these shortcuts useful; it can take a little time to learn the shortcuts but pays dividends in the long run.

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