Mac OS Keyboard shortcuts- A complete list of hot keys

You can use Mac OS keyboard shortcuts by pressing a combination of keys on the keyboard.

You need to use these shortcuts in most applications to cut, copy or paste a specific item. This consists of textual content, photos, music and extras. You can copy and paste files in the Finder to copy them to a new location.

Press this keyTo do this
Command-CCopy the selected data to the clipboard
Command-XRemove the selected item and place a copy on the clipboard
Command-VCopy (paste) the contents of the clipboard into the current document or application

Use these shortcuts to take a picture of what you see on the screen. you can also use Grab to take screenshots, an application positioned in the Utilities folder.

Press this keyTo do this
Command-Shift-3Capture the screen to a file
Command-Shift-Control-3Capture the screen on the clipboard
Command-Shift-4Capture a screen selection to a file or press the space bar to capture just one window
Command-Shift-Control-4Capture a selection of the screen on the clipboard or press the space bar to capture just one window

Use these key combinations to change your PC’s startup.

Press this keyTo do this
Option or AltView all boot volumes (Boot Manager)
ChangeStart in safe mode
ÇStart from bootable media (DVD, CD, USB flash drive)
TStart in target disk mode
NStart from a NetBoot server
XForce OS X boot (when non-OS X boot volumes are available)
DUse the Apple Hardware Test
Command-RUse OS X Recovery (OS X Lion or later)
Command-Option-RUse Internet Recovery on supported computers
Command-VStart in verbose mode
Command-SStart in single user mode
Command-Option-P-RReset NVRAM
Press and hold the Eject Media key (⏏), F12 key, or the mouse or trackpad buttonEject removable discs

Use this key combination after your Mac starts up as much as you shut down, shut down, disconnect, or restart your computer.

Press this keyTo do this
Power buttonTouch to call. Once connected, touch the power button to turn your Mac on or off.
Press and hold the power button for 1.5 secondsShow the restart / shutdown / shutdown dialog
Press and hold the power button for 5 secondsForce your Mac to shut down
Control-Power buttonShow the restart / shutdown / shutdown dialog
Command-Control-power buttonForce your Mac to restart
Command-Option-Power buttonPut the computer to sleep
Command-Control-Power buttonExit all applications (after you have a chance to save changes to open documents) and restart your computer
Command-Option-Control-Power buttonExit all applications (after having a chance to save changes to open documents) and shut down the computer
Shift-Control-Power buttonPut all monitors to sleep
Command-Shift-QGo out
Command-Shift-Option-QExit immediately

These keyboard shortcuts work in most applications.

Press this keyTo do this
Command-ASelect all items or text in the window ahead
Command-ZUndo the previous command (some applications allow you to undo multiple times)
Command-Shift-ZRedo, postpones the last change made with undo (some applications allow redoing multiple times)
Command space barShow or hide the Spotlight search field
(if multiple languages ​​are being used simultaneously, this shortcut can switch between enabled scripting systems)
Command-Option-Space barShow the Spotlight search results window (if multiple languages ​​are installed, you can switch between keyboard layouts and input methods in a script)
Command TabGo to the next most recently used application in a list of open applications
Optional media ejection (⏏)Eject from the secondary optical media drive (if one is installed)
Low command-brightness (F1)Toggle “Mirror screens” across multiple monitor configurations
Command-brightness above (F2)Toggle target view
Command-Mission Control (F3)Show workspace
Command-F5Turn VoiceOver on or off
Option brightness (F2)Opens the option “Displays” the system preference
Mission control by option (F3)Open Mission Control preferences
Option-Volume key (F12)Open sound preferences
Command-Minus (-)Decrease the size of the selected item
Command-colon (:)Display the Spelling and Grammar window
Command-Semicolon (;)Find misspelled words in the document
Command-Comma (,)Open the front application preferences window
Command question mark (?)Open the Help menu
Command + (+)
or Command-Shift-Equals (=)
Increase the size of the selected item
Command-Option-DShow or hide the Dock
Command-Control-DShow or hide the definition of a selected word
Command-DSelect the desktop folder in the Open and Save dialog boxes
Command-DeleteSelect Do not save in dialog boxes that contain a Delete or Do not save button
Command-EUse the selection to find
Command-FOpen a Find window or find text in a document
Command-Option-FMove to search field control
Command-GFind the next occurrence of the selection
Command-Shift-GFind the previous occurrence of the selection
Command-HHide currently running application windows
Command-Option-HHide windows from all other running applications
Command-Option-IDisplay an inspector window
Command-MMinimize the active window to the Dock
Command-Option-MMinimize all active application windows in the Dock
Command-NCreate a new document in the application ahead
CommandDisplay a dialog box for choosing a document to open in the application ahead
Command-PPrint the current document
Command-Shift-PDisplay a window for specifying document parameters (Page setup)
Command-QExit the application further
Command-SSave the active document
Command-Shift-SDisplay the Save As dialog box or duplicate the current document
Command-Option-TShow or hide a toolbar
Command-WClose the window ahead
Command-Option-WClose all windows in the current application
Command-ZUndo previous command (some applications allow multiple Undo)
Command-Shift-ZRedo, postpones the last change made using undo (some applications allow multiple Redo)
Command-Option-escchoose an app to force shutdown
Command-Shift-Option-Esc (press and hold for three seconds)Force Exit the most advanced application

Use these key combinations when editing textual content in a field or document.

Press this keyTo do this
Command-BMake the selected text bold or turn the bold text on or off
Command-IItalicize the selected text or enable or disable the italicized text
Command-UUnderline selected text or enable or disable underline
Command-TShow or hide the Fonts window
fn-DeleteDelete forward (on the internal keyboard of a portable Mac)
Up arrow fn-UpScroll up one page (same as the Page Up key)
fn Down arrowScroll down one page (same as the Page Down key)
fn-Left arrowScroll to the beginning of a document (same as Home key)
fn-Right arrowScroll to the end of a document (same as End key)
Command + Right ArrowMove the text insertion point to the end of the current line
Command-Left ArrowMove the text insertion point to the beginning of the current line
Command arrow downMove the text insertion point to the end of the document
Command ArrowMove the text insertion point to the beginning of the document
Right option arrowMove the text insertion point to the end of the next word
Left arrow on optionMove the text insertion point to the beginning of the previous word
Option-DeleteDelete the remaining word from the cursor, as well as any spaces or punctuation after the word
Command + Shift + Right ArrowSelect text between the insertion point and the end of the current line (*)
Command-Shift-Left ArrowSelect the text between the insertion point and the beginning of the current line (*)
Arrow to Ctrl-Shift-UpSelect the text between the insertion point and the beginning of the document (*)
Command Arrow-Shift-DownSelect the text between the insertion point and the end of the document (*)
Left Arrow and ShiftExtend text selection one character to the left (*)
Shift-Right ArrowExtend text selection one character to the right (*)
Shift-Up ArrowExtend text selection to the line above, to the nearest character limit in the same horizontal location (*)
Shift-Down ArrowExtend the text selection to the line below, to the nearest character limit in the same horizontal location (*)
Shift-Option-Right ArrowExtend the text selection to the end of the current word and then to the end of the next word if you press again (*)
Shift-Option-Left ArrowExtend text selection to the beginning of the current word and then to the beginning of the next word if you press again (*)
Shift-Option-Down arrowExtend the text selection to the end of the current paragraph and then to the end of the next paragraph if you press again (*)
Shift-up arrowExtend text selection to the beginning of the current paragraph and then to the beginning of the next paragraph, if pressed again (*)
Control-AMove to the beginning of the line or paragraph
Control-BMove one character back
Control-DDelete the character in front of the cursor
ControlMove to the beginning of a line or paragraph
Control-FMove a character forward
Control-HDelete the character behind the cursor
Control-KDelete from the character in front of the cursor until the end of the line or paragraph
Control-LCenter the cursor or selection in the visible area
Control-NMove down a line
Control-OInsert a new line after the cursor
Control-PMove up one line
Control-TTranspose the character behind the cursor and the character in front of the cursor
Control-VMove down
Command-{Left align a selection
Command-}Right align a selection
Command- |Align a selection to the center
Command-Option-CCopy the formatting settings for the selected item and store in the clipboard
Command-Option-VApply an object’s style to the selected object (Paste Style)
Command-Shift-Option-VStyle the surrounding text in the inserted object (Paste and Match style)
Command-Control-VApply formatting settings to the selected object (Paste ruler)

Accessibility

These keyboard shortcuts help you control your Mac with the keyboard or auxiliary devices. Some of these shortcuts need to be enabled in the Keyboard panel or the Accessibility panel of System Preferences.

Press this keyTo do this
Command-Option-F5Display accessibility options
Command-F5 or fn-Command-F5Turn VoiceOver on or off
Option-Control-F8 or fn-Option-Control-F8Open the VoiceOver Utility (if VoiceOver is enabled)
Command-Option-8Enable or disable zoom
Command-Option-Plus (+)Zoom In
Command-Option-Minus (-)Zoom out
Command-Option-Control-8Invert / reverse screen colors
Command-Option-Control-Comma (,)Reduce contrast
Command-Option-Control-Period (.)Increase the contrast

Full keyboard access allows you to use the keyboard to navigate and work with items on the display.

Press this keyTo do this
TabMove to the next control
Shift-TabMove to the previous control
Control-TabMove to the next control when a text field is selected
Shift-Control GuideMove focus to the previous grouping of controls
Arrow keysMove to the adjacent item in a list, tab group or menu or
Move sliders and adjusters (vertical up and down arrows used to increase and decrease values)
Control arrow keysMove to a control adjacent to the text field
space-barSelect the highlighted menu item
Return or LoginClick the standard button or perform the standard action
EscClick the Cancel button or
Close a menu without choosing an item
Shift-Control-F6Move focus to the previous panel
Control-F7Temporarily replace the current keyboard access mode in windows and dialogs
Control-F8Move to the status menus on the menu bar
Command accent (`)Activate the next open window in the application ahead
Command-Shift-Accent (`)Activate the previous open window in the application ahead
Command-option-accent (`)Move focus to the window drawer

you can navigate through the menus in the menu bar without using a mouse or trackpad. To focus on the menu bar, press Control-F2 (fn-Control-F2 on portable keyboards). Then use the important one listed below.

Press this keyTo do this
Left arrow and right arrowMove from menu to menu
ReturnsOpen a selected menu
Up Arrow and Down ArrowMove to menu items in the selected menu
Enter the name of the menu itemGo to a menu item in the selected menu
ReturnsSelect a menu item

When the mouse keys are enabled in accessibility preferences, you need to use the keys on the keyboard or the numeric keypad to move the mouse pointer.

Press this keyTo do this
8 or 8 numeric keypadMove up
K or numeric keypad 2Move down
U or numeric keypad 4Move left
O or numeric keypad 6Move right
J or numeric keypad 1Move diagonally lower left
Numeric keypad L or 3Move diagonally lower right
7 or numeric keypad 7Move diagonally top left
9 or numeric keypad 9Move diagonally top right
I or numeric keypad 5Press the mouse button
M or numeric keypad 0Hold the mouse button
. (period key)Release the mouse hold button
Press this keyTo do this
Command-ASelect all files in the window ahead
Command-Option-AUncheck all items
Command-CCopy the selected files and use Paste or Move to move the files.
Command-DDuplicate selected files
Command-EEject
Command-FFind any matching Spotlight attributes
Command-IShow the Get Info window for a selected file
Command-Shift-COpen the computer window
Command-Shift-DOpen the desktop folder
Command-Shift-FShow the All My Files window
Command-Shift-GGo to the folder
Command-Shift-HOpen the Home folder for the currently connected user account
Command-Shift-IOpen iCloud Drive
Command-Shift-KOpen the Network window
Command-Shift-LOpen the Downloads folder
Command-Shift-OOpen the Documents folder
Command-Shift-ROpen the AirDrop window
Command-Shift-UOpen the Utilities folder
Command-Control-TAdd to sidebar (OS X Mavericks)
Command-Option-IShow or hide the Inspector window
Command-Control-IGet summary information
Command-Option-PHide or show the path bar
Command-Option-SHide or show the sidebar
Command bar in front (/)Hide or show the status bar
Command-JShow display options
Command-KConnect to the server
Command-LAlias ​​the selected item
Command-NNew Finder window
Command-Shift-NNew folder
Command-Option-NNew Smart Folder
CommandOpen selected item
Command-RShow original (with alias)
Command-TShow or hide the tab bar when a single tab is open in the current Finder window
Command-Shift-TShow or hide the Finder tab
Command-Option-THide or show a toolbar when a single tab is opened in the current Finder window
Command-VPaste copies of the files you placed on the clipboard at the current location.
Command-Option-VMove the files you placed on the clipboard from the original location to the current location.
Command-Option-YSee a QuickLook slide show of the selected files.
Command-1View as icon
Command-2View as list
Command-3View as columns
Command-4See as Cover Flow (Mac OS X version 10.5 or later)
Command-Comma (,)Open Finder preferences
Left command ()Go to the next folder
Command ArrowOpen the folder containing the current folder
Command-Control-Up ArrowOpen the folder containing the current folder in a new window
Command arrow downOpen highlighted item
Right arrow (in list view)Open the selected folder
Left arrow (in list view)Close the selected folder
Option-click the disclosure triangle (in List view)Open all folders within the selected folder
Option – double clickOpen a folder in a separate window, closing the current window
Command – double clickOpen a folder in a separate tab or window
Command-click on the window titleSee the folders that contain the current window
Command-DeleteMove to trash
Command-Shift-DeleteEmpty trash
Command-Shift-Option-DeleteEmpty recycle bin without confirmation dialog
Spacebar (or Command-Y)Selected Quick Look files
Command key while draggingMove the dragged item to another volume or location
(the hand changes while the key is pressed)
Option key while draggingCopy the dragged item
(the hand changes while the key is pressed)
Command-Option key combination while draggingCreate a dragged item alias
(the hand changes while the key is pressed)

So this is the Mac OS keyboard shortcut, a complete list.

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Originally posted 2020-03-08 10:01:56.

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