If you want to work more productively on your Mac computer, use keyboard shortcuts to get to your goal faster. The ntv.de website offers about 40 short commands that are particularly useful and practical.
If you visit Apple's Mac keyboard shortcuts support page, you'll be surprised at how many different combinations there are on macOS. There is a shortcut for almost every step. Some of them are familiar to almost every Mac user, and others perform functions you may have never heard of before. It's impossible to remember all the combinations, but it's useful to memorize some of them because they can make working on your Mac much easier and faster. Here are my favorites from ntv.de:
Groups Command + c And Command + VCopying an object to the clipboard and pasting it elsewhere are the most common combinations. Also often used Command+XTo eliminate something and Command + ZTo undo a previous action.
To print a document you are using Command + p. To save it is a combo Command + x with her Command + Shift key (big arrow) +S, Save it under a new name and/or location.
with Command + O Opens a selected object or window in which you can choose what to open. Mix Command + a Represents everything with Imperative + I You get information about a file or folder that has been flagged. Open the information window with Option+Control+Iremains open and displays information about any object you select.
Windows users in particular who are switching to Mac wonder how to redirect deleted text, i.e. how to remove characters that appear after the cursor. There is no delete key; Apple users click on it instead fn+backspace (Big arrow pointing to the left). Alternatively you can Ctrl+d to use. with Command + backspace You put the selected files directly into the trash.
Dealing with windows and programs
If you want to open a new window in a program (application), the combination helps Command + n. If you want to minimize all open windows of a program to the dock, press Command + option (old) + MIt must be the front window only, Command + m. with Command + w If you close the front window Command+Option+W All windows of the program.
If you have multiple programs open, tap Option+Command+HTo show only the first app and hide all other apps. with Control+Tab (Two arrows facing one above the other) You have the option to quickly and easily switch between open programs. If the app is no longer responding, you can Option + Command + Esc Forcing them to finish work.
Search and find
press at the same time Command + space barSpotlight search opens with Command + Option + Space bar Begins You search in Finder. If you need to search for a word or other items in a document, you can use a shortcut Command + F. By repetition Command + g If you click, you jump forward through the search results Command+Shift+G Goes back.
with Option+Control+L It opens the Downloads folder directly Shift+Command+O Documents folder. more Shift+Command+F You can see which files you have recently used.
To open the hidden screenshot function on your Mac, use the combo Command + Shift + 5. If you want to cut off part of the screen into a rectangle, you can choose Command+Shift+4. It's a real finger exercise if you want to record one window specifically, because you have to do it at the same time Command + Shift + 4 + Spacebar He presses.
Emoji? But of course you can also use emojis on Mac! All you have to do is bring the character overview with you Command+Control+Spacebar communicate. You will then have the same selection as on the smartphone keyboard. You can either press Fn+E. If you have the latest version of macOS Sonora installed, you can also use this combination after a frequently used phrase like “thumbs up!” to use. You will then immediately see appropriate icon suggestions.
Sleep, lock, shutdown, restart
Once you're done working for the time being and you want to shut down, put your Mac to sleep, or restart your Mac, this is the quickest way to do it Control + on/off button. If you want it to go directly to sleep mode, press Option + Control + On/Off key.
If you're in a hurry but want to shut down your Mac properly, this is it Control+Option+Command+On/Off key The best choice. All programs will then close, but you will have the option to save files before losing progress. If you're taking a break at work, you can take your Mac with you in seconds Command + x Lock it so no nosy colleagues can snoop.
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