Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

PC

 

Key Commands:

Action:

CTRL+C

Copy

CTRL+X

Cut

SHIFT+DEL

delete an item without sending it to the recycle bin

CTRL+V

Paste

CTRL+A

Select all

ALT+TAB

Switch between open programs

CTRL+Z

Undo

CTRL+B

Bold

CTRL+U:

Underline

CTRL+I:

Italic

Windows key + D

show desktop

Windows key + M

Minimize all

SHIFT + Windows key + M:

Undo minimize all

Windows key + L

lock the keyboard

Windows key + F

open the find menu

Windows key + R

opens the "Run" command

Windows key + E

open an Explorer window

Windows key + Pause

System Properties

Ctrl + w

close a window

Ctrl + shift + esc

opens task manager

Ctrl +shift + c

opens calculator

CTRL + Windows Key + F

Find computer

Windows Logo + C

Open Control Panel

Windows Logo + A

Accessibility Options (if installed)

Windows Logo + U

Open Utility Manager

MAC

Key or key combination

What it does

Power button – OS X Mavericks

Tap to power on. Once powered on, tap to wake or sleep. 

Hold down the power button for 1.5 seconds – OS X Mavericks

Show restart / sleep / shutdown dialog

Hold down the power button for 5 seconds

Force the Mac to power off

Command-Control-power button

Force the Mac to restart

Control-Media Eject (⏏)

Show restart / sleep / shutdown dialog

Command-Option-Media Eject (⏏)

Put the computer to sleep

Command-Control-Media Eject (⏏)

Quit all applications (after giving you a chance to save changes to open documents), then restart the computer

Command-Option-Control-Media Eject (⏏)

Quit all applications (after giving you a chance to save changes to open documents), then shut down the computer

Shift-Control-Media Eject (⏏)

Put all displays to sleep

 
Finder keyboard shortcuts

Key combination

What it does

Command-A

Select all items in the front Finder window (or desktop if no window is open)

Command-Option-A

Deselect all items

Command-Shift-A

Open the Applications folder

Command-C

Copy selected item/text to the Clipboard

Command-Shift-C

Open the Computer window

Command-D

Duplicate selected item

Command-Shift-D

Open desktop folder

Command-E

Eject

Command-F

Find any matching Spotlight attribute

Command-Shift-F

Find Spotlight file name matches

Command-Option-F

Navigate to the search field in an already-open Spotlight window

Command-Shift-G

Go to Folder

Command-Shift-H

Open the Home folder of the currently logged-in user account

Command-Shift-Control-T

Add to Dock

Command-I

Get Info

Command-Option-I

Show Inspector

Command-Control-I

Get Summary Info

Command-Shift-I

Open iDisk

Command-J

Show View Options

Command-K

Connect to Server

Command-Shift-K

Open Network window

Command-L

Make alias of the selected item

Command-M

Minimize window

Command-Option-M

Minimize all windows

Command-N

New Finder window

Command-Shift-N

New folder

Command-Option-N

New Smart Folder

Command-O

Open selected item

Command-Shift-Q

Log Out

Command-Shift-Option-Q

Log Out immediately

Command-R

Show original (of alias)

Command-T

Add to Sidebar

Command-Shift-T

Add to Favorites

Command-Option-T

Hide Toolbar / Show Toolbar in Finder windows

Command-Shift-U

Open Utilities folder

Command-V

Paste

Command-W

Close window

Command-Option-W

Close all windows

Command-X

Cut

Command-Option-Y

Slideshow (Mac OS X v10.5 or later)

Command-Z

Undo / Redo

Command-1

View as Icon

Command-2

View as List

Command-3

View as Columns

Command-4

View as Cover Flow (Mac OS X v10.5 or later)

Command-Comma (,)

Open Finder preferences

Command-Accent (`) (the Accent key above Tab key on a US English keyboard layout)

Cycle through open Finder windows

Command-Shift-Question Mark (?)

Open Mac Help

Command-Left Bracket ([)

Go to the previous folder

Command-Right Bracket (])

Go to the next folder

Command-Up Arrow

Open the folder that contains the current folder

Command-Control-Up Arrow

Open the folder that contains the current folder in a new window

Command-Down Arrow

Open highlighted item

Command-Shift-Up Arrow

Make the desktop active

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-click

Open a folder in a separate window, closing the current window

Command–double-click

Open a folder in a separate window

Command-click the window title

See the folders that contain the current window

Command-Tab

Switch application–cycle forward

Command-Shift-Tab

Switch application–cycle backward

Command-Delete

Move to Trash

Command-Shift-Delete

Empty Trash

Command-Shift-Option-Delete

Empty Trash without confirmation dialog

Space bar (or Command-Y)

Quick Look (Mac OS X v10.5 or later)

Command key while dragging

Move dragged item to other volume/location

Option key while dragging

Copy dragged item

Command-Option key combination while dragging

Make alias of dragged item


Application and other OS X shortcuts

Note: Some applications may not support all of the following application key combinations.

Key combination

What it does

Command-Space bar

Show or hide the Spotlight search field (if multiple languages are installed, may rotate through enabled script systems)

Control-A

Move to beginning of line/paragraph

Control-B

Move one character backward

Control-D

Delete the character in front of the cursor

Control-E

Move to end of line/paragraph

Control-F

Move one character forward

Control-H

Delete the character behind the cursor

Control-K

Delete from the character in front of the cursor to the end of the line/paragraph

Control-L

Center the cursor/selection in the visible area

Control-N

Move down one line

Control-O

Insert a new line after the cursor

Control-P

Move up one line

Control-T

Transpose the character behind the cursor and the character in front of the cursor

Control-V

Move down one page

Option-Delete

Delete the word that is left of the cursor, as well as any spaces or punctuation after the word

Command-Option-Space bar

Show the Spotlight search results window (if multiple languages are installed, may rotate through keyboard layouts and input methods within a script)

Command-Tab

Move forward to the next most recently used application in a list of open applications

Command-Shift-Tab

Move backward through a list of open applications (sorted by recent use)

Shift-Tab

Navigate through controls in a reverse direction

Control-Tab

Move focus to the next grouping of controls in a dialog or the next table (when Tab moves to the next cell)

Shift-Control-Tab

Move focus to the previous grouping of controls

Command-esc

Open Front Row (if installed)

Option-Media Eject (⏏)

Eject from secondary optical media drive (if one is installed)

Fn-Delete

Forward Delete (on a portable Mac's built-in keyboard)

Command-F1

Toggles "Mirror Displays" for multi-monitor configurations

Command-F2

Toggle Target Display Mode

Command-F3

Show Desktop

Command-F5

Toggle VoiceOver On / Off

Option-F1 or F2

Opens "Displays" System Preference

Option-F3 or F4

Opens "Mission Control" System Preference

Option-F10 or F11 or F12

Opens "Sound" System Preference

Control-F3

App Exposé

Shift-Control-F6

Move focus to the previous panel

Control-F7

Temporarily override the current keyboard access mode in windows and dialogs

Control-F8

Move to the status menus in the menu bar

F9

Tile or untile all open windows

F10

Tile or untile all open windows in the currently active application

F11

Hide or show all open windows

F12

Hide or display Dashboard

Command-Accent (`)

Activate the next open window in the frontmost application

Command-Shift-Accent (`)

Activate the previous open window in the frontmost application

Command-Option-Accent (`)

Move focus to the window drawer

Command-Minus (–)

Decrease the size of the selected item

Command-{

Left-align a selection

Command-}

Right-align a selection

Command-|

Center-align a selection

Command-Colon (:)

Display the Spelling window

Command-Semicolon (;)

Find misspelled words in the document

Command-Comma (,)

Open the front application's preferences window (if it supports this keyboard shortcut)

Command-Option-Control-Comma (,)

Decrease screen contrast

Command-Option-Control-Period (.)

Increase screen contrast

Command-Question Mark (?)

Open the application's help in Help Viewer

Command-Option-/

Turn font smoothing on or off

Command-Shift-=

Increase the size of the selected item

Command-Shift-3

Capture the screen to a file

Command-Shift-Control-3

Capture the screen to the Clipboard

Command-Shift-4

Capture a selection to a file

Command-Shift-Control-4

Capture a selection to the Clipboard

Command-A

Highlight every item in a document or window, or all characters in a text field

Command-B

Boldface the selected text or toggle boldfaced text on and off

Command-C

Copy the selected data to the Clipboard

Command-Shift-C

Display the Colors window

Command-Option-C

Copy the style of the selected text

Command-Control-C

Copy the formatting settings of the selected item and store on the Clipboard

Command-Option-D

Show or hide the Dock

Command-Control-D

Display the definition of the selected word in the Dictionary application

Command-D

Selects the Desktop folder in Open and Save dialogs
or
Selects "Don't Save" in dialogs that contain a Don't Save button, in Mac OS X v10.6.8 and earlier

Command-Delete

Selects "Don't Save" in dialogs that contain a Don't Save button, in OS X Lion and Mountain Lion

Command-E

Use the selection for a find

Command-F

Open a Find window

Command-Option-F

Move to the search field control

Command-G

Find the next occurrence of the selection

Command-Shift-G

Find the previous occurrence of the selection

Command-H

Hide the windows of the currently running application

Command-Option-H

Hide the windows of all other running applications

Command-I

Italicize the selected text or toggle italic text on or off

Command-Option-I

Display an inspector window

Command-J

Scroll to a selection

Command-M

Minimize the active window to the Dock

Command-Option-M

Minimize all windows of the active application to the Dock

Command-N

Create a new document in the frontmost application

Command-O

Display a dialog for choosing a document to open in the frontmost application

Command-P

Display the Print dialog

Command-Shift-P

Display a dialog for specifying printing parameters (Page Setup)

Command-Q

Quit the frontmost application

Command-S

Save the active document

Command-Shift-S

Display the Save As dialog

Command-T

Display the Fonts window

Command-Option-T

Show or hide a toolbar

Command-U

Underline the selected text or turn underlining on or off

Command-V

Paste the Clipboard contents at the insertion point

Command-Option-V

Apply the style of one object to the selected object (Paste Style)

Command-Shift-Option-V

Apply the style of the surrounding text to the inserted object (Paste and Match Style)

Command-Control-V

Apply formatting settings to the selected object (Paste Ruler Command)

Command-W

Close the frontmost window

Command-Shift-W

Close a file and its associated windows

Command-Option-W

Close all windows in the application without quitting it

Command-X

Remove the selection and store in the Clipboard

Command-Z

Undo previous command (some applications allow for multiple Undos)

Command-Shift-Z

Redo previous command (some applications allow for multiple Redos)

Control-Right Arrow

Move focus to another value or cell within a view, such as a table

Control-Left Arrow

Move focus to another value or cell within a view, such as a table

Control-Down Arrow

Move focus to another value or cell within a view, such as a table

Control-Up Arrow

Move focus to another value or cell within a view, such as a table

Command-Right Arrow

Move the text insertion point to the end of the current line

Command-Left Arrow

Move the text insertion point to the beginning of the current line

Command-Down Arrow

Move the text insertion point to the end of the document

Command-Up Arrow

Move the text insertion point to the beginning of the document

Option-Right Arrow

Move the text insertion point to the end of the next word

Option-Left Arrow

Move the text insertion point to the beginning of the previous word

Command-Shift-Right Arrow

Select text between the insertion point and the end of the current line (*)

Command-Shift-Left Arrow

Select text between the insertion point and the beginning of the current line (*)

Shift-Right Arrow

Extend text selection one character to the right (*)

Shift-Left Arrow

Extend text selection one character to the left (*)

Command-Shift-Up Arrow

Select text between the insertion point and the beginning of the document (*)

Command-Shift-Down Arrow

Select text between the insertion point and the end of the document (*)

Shift-Up Arrow

Extend text selection to the line above, to the nearest character boundary at the same horizontal location (*)

Shift-Down Arrow

Extend text selection to the line below, to the nearest character boundary at the same horizontal location (*)

Shift-Option-Right Arrow

Extend text selection to the end of the current word, then to the end of the following word if pressed again (*)

Shift-Option-Left Arrow

Extend text selection to the beginning of the current word, then to the beginning of the following word if pressed again (*)

Shift-Option-Down Arrow

Extend text selection to the end of the current paragraph, then to the end of the following paragraph if pressed again (*)

Shift-Option-Up Arrow

Extend text selection to the beginning of the current paragraph, then to the beginning of the following paragraph if pressed again (*)

Control-Space bar

Toggle between the current and previous input sources

Option-Control-Space bar

Toggle through all enabled input sources

Command-Option-esc

Force Quit

Command-Shift-Option-Esc (hold for three seconds)

Force Quit the front-most application (Mac OS X v10.5 or later)

Command-Left Bracket ([)

Previous browser webpage

Command-Right Bracket (])

Next browser webpage

 

 

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