Tools70+ Common and Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts on Mac

    70+ Common and Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts on Mac


    Are you new to using a Mac? Or maybe you are just looking for ways to increase your productivity? Whatever the case may be, we bet that by now you have come across the concept of keyboard shortcuts. These handy little tips can help streamline many tasks on your Mac. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing some of the most common and helpful keyboard shortcuts for mac so that you know exactly how to use them effectively.

    Shortcut macOS Monterey

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    Copy Command + C
    Cut Command + X
    Paste Command + V
    Undo Command + Z
    Find Command + F
    Search and replace Command + H
    Select all Command + A
    Bold Command + B
    Italic Command + I
    Underline Command + U
    Superscript Command + Control + +
    Subscript Command + Control + –
    Rename Return
    File menu Command + F2 and F
    Edit menu Command + F2 and E
    View menu Command + F2 and V
    Print Command + P
    Command Prompt/Terminal
    Copy Command + C
    Paste Command + V
    Select current line Triple-click the line
    Move one line up/down Option + Command + Page Up / Option + Command + Page Down
    Search Command + F
    New tab Command + T
    List files and folders ls
    Full path of current folder/directory pwd
    Change folder/directory cd <path to directory>
    One directory up in directory tree cd ..
    Move to root directory cd
    Create new directory in current directory mkdir myFolder
    Create new file cat > fileName(.txt)
    Remove a directory rmdir myFolder
    Rename a directory mv oldFolderName newFolderName
    Copy a directory cp -r myFolder <path to destination directory>
    Move a directory mv myFolder <path to destination directory>
    Remove a file rm myFile
    Rename a file ren oldFileName newFileName
    Copy a file cp myFile <path to destination directory>
    Move a file mv myFile <path to destination directory>
    Clear the screen clear
    Concatenate and print a file cat myFile
    Count lines in a file wc -l myFile
    Close window Shift + Command + W


    New tab Command + T
    Focus on browser address bar Command + L
    Go to browser home page Command + Home
    Add .com to URL Command + Return / Control + Return
    Add to current page bookmark Command + D
    Close current window Command + F11


    System search Command + Space, then type
    Show or hide desktop Command + Mission Control
    Peek desktop Command + F3
    Resize or minimize app Command + M
    Minimize all apps Command + Option + M
    Switch between active windows Command + Tab
    Close active window Command + W
    Toggle full screen Command + Control + F
    Launch taskbar app with the position specified by the number Fn + Control + F3 then Left arrow and Return
    Save screenshot of the screen Command + Shift + 3
    Copy screen screenshot to clipboard Command + Control + Shift + 3
    Copy active window screenshot Command + Control + Shift + 3
    Narrator in Windows / VoiceOver in Mac Command + Fn + F5
    Start menu in Windows / Dock in Mac Command + Option + D
    File Explorer in Windows / Open Search in Finder Command + Option + Space
    Character Map Command + Control + Space
    Settings / Preferences Command + ,


    Lock desktop Command + Control + Q
    Sign out Command + Option + Shift + Q
    Sleep or standby Command + Option + Eject
    Shutdown Command + Control + Option + Eject
    Restart Command + Control + Power
    Force shutdown Hold power button for longer than 1.5 seconds
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    Montel Anthony
    Montel Anthony
    Montel Anthony is a passionate/enthusiastic Blogger who loves creating helpful guide contents for its users. I'm also a web developer, Graphics designer and Writer.


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