Keyboard Shortcut Every Mac Users Should Know

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It’s no news that sometime back, my laptop got stolen from my office. In order for me to get back in track, I bought me a new Mac and a Pc to make my job lot easier.

Keyboard Shortcut Every Mac Users Should Know

Yes, I am familiar with windows PC because it’s what I started out with but truly, I haven’t used a Mac before… why? Because where I’m from, windows is the most used and loved operating system 🙂 .

But hey, I’m getting the hang of how the Mac system operates and I must confess that I love every bit of its features and functions as well.

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I have installed most of my favourite software but installing the Chrome browser on my Mac was a bit frustrating but thank God, I finally found my way around that 🙂

Haha… now let’s go back to the post at hand shall we!

Sweet Keyboard Shortcut Every Mac Users Should Know…

On my today’s post, we shall be discussing the best keyboard shortcut every Mac users should know. If you are using the windows PC, you can also check out some great PC keyboard shortcuts every bloggers and business mind should know here.

Are you a blogger or are you into business like I am and using the Mac PC? Then here are some Mac keyboard shortcuts that will definitely improve your workflow.

Should we start now? Then let’s go…

Command + Accent (`)

In the currently front running application, using this shortcut will activate the next window in line in that application. Modifying this as Command + Shift + Accent will activate the previous window in the application.

Command + Option + A

A companion shortcut for the commonly used Command + A shortcut for select all. Using Command + Option + A will deselect all selected items.

Command + I

Once you have selected a file or folder, this shortcut will quickly get the information on the file or folder that is selected.

Command + Tab

This key combination will allow you to cycle through open applications. Start by holding down the “command” key and pressing “tab” to cycle through applications. Each time you press tab, it will switch to the next application in line.

Command + Spacebar

This shortcut simply opens the spotlight search and moves your cursor into the search bar. This is a great tool to help you quickly get to a buried file or folder.

Command + Shift + 3

If you need to quickly take a screenshot of your full screen, this shortcut will do that, and save it as a file on your desktop. If you modify it as Command + Shift + Control + 3, it will save it to the clipboard.

Command + Shift + 4

If you want to screenshot a selection from your screen, this shortcut will give you the option to select what you want in a box and save it as a file on your desktop. If you modify it as Command + Shift + Control + 4, it will save it to the clipboard.

Command + Semicolon

Use this shortcut to find all misspelled words in a given document. By holding command and continuously hitting the semicolon (;) it will cycle through the misspelled words. Modify this as Command + Colon (Shift + Semicolon) to open the spelling and grammar window.

Command + F

This shortcut will find text in a document, using a search bar functionality.

Command + H

Hide the windows of the application that is currently running. Modify as Command + Option + H to hide windows of other applications that are running.

Command + Z

While fairly common, this shortcut is an important one. Use this to “undo” the previous action.

Command + Shift + Z

This shortcut operates as a “redo” functionality to put back the last change that was undone with an “undo” function.

Command + Arrow

While working in text, use the command key with one of the arrow keys to move the cursor to different parts of a document. Using command with the left arrow key will move it to the beginning of the current line, while using it with the right arrow key will move it to the end of the current line.


Using it with the up arrow will move it to the beginning of the document, while the down arrow will move it to the end of the document.

Control + D

For those who may have moved from a PC to a Mac, this shortcut will operate like the delete key on a Windows PC, deleting the character in front of your cursor.

Option + Double-click

This shortcut opens a folder in a separate window, while simultaneously closing the current window.

Shift + Control + Power button

If you use multiple displays, this will be helpful, as this combination immediately puts all displays to sleep.

Command + Shift + G

When you have a finder window open, use this shortcut to open a direct line to a specific folder. Simply put the folder path in the space that appears and it will take you directly to the folder.

Command + Bracket

By pressing “command” and the left bracket ([) you can move to the previous folder. By pressing “command” and the right bracket (]) you can move to the next folder.

Option + Shift + Command + V

This shortcut is a life-saver for anyone who regularly works in Safari. This is the shortcut for “Paste and Match Style,” which basically means you can copy and paste something without its previous formatting.

Command + Delete

Using this shortcut will move any selected items to the trash. Modifying this shortcut as Command + Shift + Delete will empty the trash, and modifying it as Command + Shift + Option + Delete will empty the trash without the confirmation dialog box.

That’s all folks…

Back to you

Hopefully these tips will make you a more productive user of your Apple machine at work 🙂 .

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16 thoughts on “Keyboard Shortcut Every Mac Users Should Know”

  1. Hi Babanature,

    That was a very detailed post about the Mac shortcuts 🙂

    Like you, I am more of a windows person, and that is what works more our end too. So, I prefer my windows laptop and keep upgrading or buying the latest versions of it. Have never tried Mac, though it’s supposed to be very quick and a diff experience altogether.

    Need to bookmark and keep this post for the time when and if I decide to buy one. Congrats on your new Mac too!

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    • Hello Harleena,

      I guess the main reason i bought the mac pc was simply because i wanted to feel and experience the pc… 🙂 I’ll say that’s it’s awesome..

      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment. Have a wonderful week as well.

  2. Hi Babanature,

    You did a great job herein; I love your information.

    This is a great post worthy of sharing on all social medias, many people will find this helpful.

    Unlike me, am a user of WinDows; wish to join you later but not so soon, in using MAC.

    I’ve little to no knowledge about it; thank God, you’ve shared this great piece. Its good sir.

    Do have a nice day, my BOSS.

    • Hello Joseph,

      Indeed the post is helpful to all Mac pc’s users around. When you think of using it, this post might be helpful then 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment.

      Have a wonderful week ahead… 😉

  3. Hi Babanature,

    Although I am Using Windows Platform, still sometimes i have to use MAC platform as well. These shortcuts i didn’t know earlier but after reading the post i am sure these shortcuts will make my work simple. Thanks a lot .

    Ovais Mirza

    • Hello Ovais,

      You’re right about that, sometime we might need to to taste a different OS especially if you’re are a tech blogger like.

      Thanks for stopping by and dropping your comment. Do have a wonderful week ahead.

  4. Hi Guys,

    I’ve used the platform for almost 9 years, and I knew none of these. I don’t know it that’s good or bad, but I’m still happy about this post…

  5. Hello Baba,

    Like you, I am a PC lover. I started with Windows PC and still love the OS. the Mac PC is expensive and out of my budget 🙂

    I have bookedmark this post and would definitely comeback for it when I do have one. but most definitely, I have passed the link to a friend that uses a Mac. PC.


  6. Hi Babanature. Its really a nice informative post. I have damn interest to work in Mac. But i cant. The reason its quite difficult to work when someone does not know about it. But now i got some tips to work Mac. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


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