Best Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

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Keyboard shortcuts for Mac

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In this article, we will be talking about the keyboard shortcuts for Mac.

By pressing a combination of keys you can do things faster and easy at times without using mouse, trackpad or any other input devices

For applying the shortcut keys you need press one or more button and then press the last key. Example to copy a document you need to press the command button and then press C. Now you are done, Now you need to press the command V in order to paste your document to your desired place.

The symbols some well-known buttons are as under.
  • Command ⌘
  • Shift ⇧
  • Option ⌥
  • Control ⌃
  • Caps Lock ⇪
  • Fn

 

Document shortcut keys

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The shortcut keys given below are some and useful short keys to do your task easier and faster with no use of another input device.

          ShortcutDescription
Command+DMake a Duplicate of the selected file.
Command+EEject the selected disk or volume.
Command+FStart a search engine in search bar
Command+Iinformation about the selected file.
Shift-Command+Copen my computer/windows explorer
Shift-Command+DOpen the desktop folder.
Shift-Command+FOpen all the files in windows.
Shift-Command+GOpen a Go to Folder window.
Shift-Command+HOpen the Home folder of the current MacOS user account.
Shift-Command+IOpen iCloud Drive.
Shift-Command+KOpen the Network window.
Option-Command+LOpen the Downloads folder.
Shift+Command+OOpen the Documents folder.
ShiftCommand+ROpen the AirDrop window.
Shift-Command+TAdd selected Finder item to the Dock (OS X Mountain Lion or earlier)
ControlShift+Command+TAdd selected Finder item to the Dock (OS X Mavericks or later)
Shift+Command+UOpen the Utility folder.
Option+Command+DShow or hide the Dock. This works even when you’re not in the Finder.
Control+Command+TAdd the selected item to the sidebar (OS X Mavericks or later).
Option+Command+PHide or show the path bar in Finder windows.
Option+Command+SHide or show the Sidebar in Finder windows.
Command+Slash (/)Hide or show the status bar in Finder windows.
Command+JShow View Options.
Command+KOpen the Connect to Server window.
Command+LMake an alias of the selected item.
Command+NOpen a new Finder window.
Shift+Command+NCreate a new folder.
Option+Command+NCreate a new Smart Folder.
Command+RShow the original file for the selected folder.
Command+TShow or hide the tab bar when a single tab is open in the current Finder window.
Shift+Command+TShow or hide a Finder tab.
Option-Command+TShow or hide the toolbar when a single tab is open in the current Finder window.
Option+Command+VMove: Move the files in the Clipboard from their original location to the current location.
Option+Command+YView a Quick Look slideshow of the selected files.
Command+YUse Quick Look to preview the selected files.
Command+1View the items in the Finder window as icons.
Command+2View the items in a Finder window as a list.
Command+3View the items in a Finder window in columns.
Command+4View the items in a Finder window with Cover Flow.
Command+Left Bracket ([)Go to the previous folder.
Command+Right Bracket (])Go to the next folder.
Command–Up ArrowOpen the folder that contains the current folder.
Command+Control+Up ArrowOpen the folder that contains the current folder in a new window.
Command+Down ArrowOpen the selected item.
Command+Mission ControlShow the desktop. This works even when you’re not in the Finder.
Command+Brightness UpTurn Target Display Mode on or off.
Command+Brightness DownTurn display mirroring on or off when your Mac is connected to more than one display.
Right ArrowOpen the selected folder. This works only when in list view.
Left ArrowClose the selected folder. This works only when in list view.
Option+double-clickOpen a folder in a separate window and close the current window.
Command+double-clickOpen a folder in a separate tab or window.
Command+DeleteMove the selected item to the Trash.
Shift+Command-DeleteEmpty the Trash.
Option+Shift+Command+DeleteEmpty the Trash without a confirmation dialog.
Command+YUse Quick Look to preview the files.
Option+Brightness UpOpen Displays preferences. This works with either Brightness key.
Option+Mission ControlOpen Mission Control preferences.
Option+Volume UpOpen Sound preferences. This works with any of the volume keys.
Command key while draggingMove the dragged item to another volume or location. The pointer changes while you drag the item.
Option key while draggingCopy the dragged item. The pointer changes while you drag the item.
Option+Command while draggingMake an alias of the dragged item. The pointer changes while you drag the item.
Option+click a disclosure triangleOpen all folders within the selected folder. This works only when in list view.
Command+click a window titleSee the folders that contain the current folder.

some of the essential and useful keyboard shortcuts are given hope you will get the best of it.

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