MAC Shortcuts

MAC Keyboard shortcuts not only makes nicer user experience and also cut down on the time needed to do a task. They can also just be plain cool. Mac OS X has many shortcuts ready and willing to do your bidding, but also has many hidden and unknown shortcuts. I have compiled some coolest keyboard shortcuts in Mac OS X.

1.Control + Option + Command + Eject – to instantly shut down Mac. This is a great time saver because it bypasses the shut down counter that you get when using Apple menu > Shut Down.

2. Option + Command + Eject – to sleep your Mac.

3. Command + Shift + A/U/D -To navigate around the Finder. To open the Applications folder on your Mac, press Command + Shift + A in an opened Finder window; press Command + Shift + U to open the Utilities folder; and, press Command + Shift + D to open your Desktop folder in the Finder.

4. Shift + Command + I – automatically generate a new email message inside of and paste the link of the web page you were browsing in the body text. This shortcut is great for quickly sharing a website address with a friend via email.

5. Control + D – Delete any text area on your Mac to delete from the front of the cursor.

6. Control + Option + Command + 8 – To invert the colors on your Mac’s screen. Warning: this keyboard shortcut may be useful when doing April fool’s pranks, but I’m not responsible for any damages resulting from the prank recipient trying to beat their Mac back into shape.

7. Control + Command + D –  Can be a pain to open and type in the word we want to look up. Instead, we prefer this nice way to quickly look up a word. With your mouse cursor over top of the word you’d like to look up, press Control + Command + D. A dialog will then pop up with the word defined by the built-in Mac OS X dictionary. While holding down the keyboard combination, you can mouse around to different words in the document.

8. Command + Shift + 4 + Space bar – To grab just a one-window screenshot, press Command + Shift + 4, then when the cross hairs appear, press the space bar. The cross hairs will change to a picture of a camera that can be placed over top of the window to be captured and clicked. The resulting window-only screenshot will appear on your Desktop.

9. Option + Command + M – To minimize all of your opened windows and de-clutter your screen, just press Option + Command + M to have all of the windows minimized to the Dock.

10. Option + Shift + Command + Esc – Mac applications can sometimes get unruly and crash. When this happens, you can press and hold Option + Shift + Command + Esc to instantly Force Quit the application, and bypassing the Force Quit app.

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