Keyboard Shortcuts For MAC

June 19, 2018 - 15:50

Most of the projects that we work on involve either development or testing on MAC. It is, therefore, essential to know the keyboard shortcuts for MAC. Often the novices find it extremely difficult to garner the required information (in the case of PC Keyboard for MAC), so to make things easy the commonly used MAC commands are compiled and listed in this section.

Before moving on to the shortcuts, the user should be familiar with the keyboard equivalents. The PC equivalent of the MAC keys are as follows :

  • Windows Control Key > MAC Command key
  • Windows Alt Key > MAC Option key
  • Windows Enter key > MAC Return key
  • Windows Backspace key > MAC Delete key

Now let's go through the commands.

  • Command-X -> Cut the item to remove it.
  • Command-C -> Copy the selected item.
  • Command-V -> Paste the contents.
  • Command-Z -> Undo the previous command.
  • Command-Shift-Z -> Redo action for reversing the undo command.
  • Command-A -> Select all items.
  • Command-F -> Find items in a document.
  • Command-N -> Open a new window.
  • Command-S -> Save the current document.
  • Command-Q -> Quit the app.
  • Option-Command-Esc -> Choose an app to force quit.
  • Shift-Command-3 -> Take a screenshot of the entire screen (The screenshot will saved as a .png file on your desktop).
  • Control-L -> Center the cursor or selection in the visible area.
  • Option-Command-I -> Show or hide the inspector window.
  • Shift–Left Arrow -> For extending the text selection one character to the left.
  • Shift–Right Arrow -> For extending the text selection one character to the right.
  • Shift–Up Arrow -> For extending the text selection to the nearest character at the same horizontal location on the line above.
  • Shift–Down Arrow -> For extending the text selection to the nearest character at the same horizontal location on the line below.
  • Command–Up Arrow -> For moving the insertion point to the beginning of the current document.
  • Command–Down Arrow -> For moving the insertion point to the end of the current document.
  • Command–Left Arrow -> For moving the insertion point to the beginning of the current line.
  • Command–Right Arrow -> For moving the insertion point to the end of the current line.
  • In order to rename an item, select the item and click Enter key and type.

Hope this helps!

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