Mac OS Keyboard shortcuts- A complete list of hot keys

You can use Mac OS Keyboard shortcuts by pressing a combination of keys in your keyboard.

[su_spoiler title=”Cut, copy and paste” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]You need to use these shortcuts in most apps to cut, copy, or paste a specific item. This consist of textual content, photos, music, and extra. You”ll be able to even copy and paste files in the Finder to copy them to a new location.

Press this keyTo do this
Command-CCopy the selected data to the Clipboard
Command-XRemove the selected item and place a copy on the Clipboard
Command-VPlace a copy of (paste) the Clipboard contents into the current document or app

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Use these shortcuts to take a picture of what you see in your display screen. you too can use Grab to take screenshots, an app positioned in the Utilities folder.

Press this keyTo do this
Command-Shift-3Capture the screen to a file
Command-Shift-Control-3Capture the screen to the Clipboard
Command-Shift-4Capture a selection of the screen to a file, or press the spacebar to capture just a window
Command-Shift-Control-4Capture a selection of the screen to the Clipboard, or press the spacebar to capture just a window

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[su_spoiler title=”Startup shortcuts” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]

Use these key combinations to change how your pc startup up.

Press this keyTo do this
Option or AltDisplay all startup volumes (Startup Manager)
ShiftStart up in Safe Mode
CStart from bootable media (DVD, CD, USB thumb drive)
TStart up in Target disk mode
NStart from a NetBoot server
XForce OS X startup (when non-OS X startup volumes are available)
DUse Apple Hardware Test
Command-RUse OS X Recovery (OS X Lion or later)
Command-Option-RUse Internet Recovery on supported computers
Command-VStart up in Verbose Mode
Command-SStart up in Single User Mode
Command-Option-P-RReset NVRAM
Hold down the Media Eject (⏏) key, F12 key, or mouse or trackpad buttonEject removable discs

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[su_spoiler title=”Sleep, shut down, and log out shortcuts” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]

Use these key combination after your Mac has started as much as sleep, shut down, log out of, or restart your computer.

Press this keyTo do this
Power buttonTap to power on. Once powered on, tap the power button to wake or sleep your Mac.
Hold down the power button for 1.5 secondsShow the restart / sleep / shut down dialog
Hold down the power button for 5 secondsForce the Mac to power off
Control-Power buttonShow the restart / sleep / shut down dialog
Command-Control-power buttonForce the Mac to restart
Command-Option-Power buttonPut the computer to sleep
Command-Control-Power buttonQuit all apps (after giving you a chance to save changes to open documents), then restart the computer
Command-Option-Control-Power buttonQuit all apps (after giving you a chance to save changes to open documents), then shut down the computer
Shift-Control-Power buttonPut all displays to sleep
Command-Shift-QLog Out
Command-Shift-Option-QLog Out immediately

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[su_spoiler title=”App shortcuts” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]

These keyboard shortcuts work in most apps.

Press this keyTo do this
Command-ASelect all items or text in the frontmost window
Command-ZUndo the previous command (some apps allow you to undo multiple times)
Command-Shift-ZRedo, puts back the last change made with undo (some apps allow you to redo multiple times)
Command-Space barShow or hide the Spotlight search field
(if multiple languages are being used simultaneously, this shortcut may rotate through enabled script systems instead)
Command-Option-Space barShow the Spotlight search results window (if multiple languages are installed, may rotate through keyboard layouts and input methods within a script)
Command-TabMove forward to the next most recently used app in a list of open apps
Option-Media Eject (⏏)Eject from secondary optical media drive (if one is installed)
Command-Brightness down (F1)Toggle “Mirror Displays” on multi-monitor configurations
Command-Brightness up (F2)Toggle Target Display Mode
Command-Mission Control  (F3)Show Desktop
Command-F5Toggle VoiceOver On or Off
Option-Brightness (F2)Opens “Displays” System Preference
Option-Mission Control (F3)Open Mission Control preferences
Option-Volume key (F12)Open Sound preferences
Command-Minus (–)Decrease the size of the selected item
Command-Colon (:)Display the Spelling and Grammar window
Command-Semicolon (;)Find misspelled words in the document
Command-Comma (,)Open the front app’s preferences window
Command-Question Mark (?)Open the Help menu
Command-plus (+)
or Command-Shift-Equals (=)
Increase the size of the selected item
Command-Option-DShow or hide the Dock
Command-Control-DShow or hide the definition of a selected word
Command-DSelects the Desktop folder in Open and Save dialogs
Command-DeleteSelects Don’t Save in dialogs that contain a Delete or Don’t Save button
Command-EUse the selection for a find
Command-FOpen a Find window or find text in a document
Command-Option-FMove to the search field control
Command-GFind the next occurrence of the selection
Command-Shift-GFind the previous occurrence of the selection
Command-HHide the windows of the currently running app
Command-Option-HHide the windows of all other running apps
Command-Option-IDisplay an inspector window
Command-MMinimize the active window to the Dock
Command-Option-MMinimize all windows of the active app to the Dock
Command-NCreate a new document in the frontmost app
Command-ODisplay a dialog for choosing a document to open in the frontmost app
Command-PPrint the current document
Command-Shift-PDisplay a window for specifying document parameters (Page Setup)
Command-QQuit the frontmost app
Command-SSave the active document
Command-Shift-SDisplay the Save As dialog or duplicate the current document
Command-Option-TShow or hide a toolbar
Command-WClose the frontmost window
Command-Option-WClose all windows in the current app
Command-ZUndo previous command (some apps allow for multiple Undos)
Command-Shift-ZRedo, puts back last change made using undo (some apps allow for multiple Redos)
Command-Option-escchoose an app to Force Quit
Command-Shift-Option-Esc (hold for three seconds)Force Quit the front-most app

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[su_spoiler title=”Working with Text” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]

Use these key combos when editing textual content in a field or document.

Press this keyTo do this
Command-BBold the selected text or toggle bold text on or off
Command-IItalicize the selected text or toggle italic text on or off
Command-UUnderline the selected text or toggle underline on or off
Command-TShow or hide the Fonts window
fn-DeleteForward Delete (on a portable Mac’s built-in keyboard)
fn-Up ArrowScroll up one page (same as Page Up key)
fn-Down ArrowScroll down one page (same as Page Down key)
fn-Left ArrowScroll to the beginning of a document (same as Home key)
fn-Right ArrowScroll to the end of a document (same as End key)
Command-Right ArrowMove the text insertion point to the end of the current line
Command-Left ArrowMove the text insertion point to the beginning of the current line
Command-Down ArrowMove the text insertion point to the end of the document
Command-Up ArrowMove the text insertion point to the beginning of the document
Option-Right ArrowMove the text insertion point to the end of the next word
Option-Left ArrowMove the text insertion point to the beginning of the previous word
Option-DeleteDelete the word that is left of the cursor, as well as any spaces or punctuation after the word
Command-Shift-Right ArrowSelect text between the insertion point and the end of the current line (*)
Command-Shift-Left ArrowSelect text between the insertion point and the beginning of the current line (*)
Command-Shift-Up ArrowSelect text between the insertion point and the beginning of the document (*)
Command-Shift-Down ArrowSelect text between the insertion point and the end of the document (*)
Shift-Left ArrowExtend text selection one character to the left (*)
Shift-Right ArrowExtend text selection one character to the right (*)
Shift-Up ArrowExtend text selection to the line above, to the nearest character boundary at the same horizontal location (*)
Shift-Down ArrowExtend text selection to the line below, to the nearest character boundary at the same horizontal location (*)
Shift-Option-Right ArrowExtend text selection to the end of the current word, then to the end of the following word if pressed again (*)
Shift-Option-Left ArrowExtend text selection to the beginning of the current word, then to the beginning of the following word if pressed again (*)
Shift-Option-Down ArrowExtend text selection to the end of the current paragraph, then to the end of the following paragraph if pressed again (*)
Shift-Option-Up ArrowExtend text selection to the beginning of the current paragraph, then to the beginning of the following paragraph if pressed again (*)
Control-AMove to beginning of line or paragraph
Control-BMove one character backward
Control-DDelete the character in front of the cursor
Control-EMove to the beginning of a line or paragraph
Control-FMove one character forward
Control-HDelete the character behind the cursor
Control-KDelete from the character in front of the cursor to the end of the line or paragraph
Control-LCenter the cursor or selection in the visible area
Control-NMove down one line
Control-OInsert a new line after the cursor
Control-PMove up one line
Control-TTranspose the character behind the cursor and the character in front of the cursor
Control-VMove down
Command-{Left-align a selection
Command-}Right-align a selection
Command-|Center-align a selection
Command-Option-CCopy the formatting settings of the selected item and store on the Clipboard
Command-Option-VApply the style of one object to the selected object (Paste Style)
Command-Shift-Option-VApply the style of the surrounding text to the inserted object (Paste and Match Style)
Command-Control-VApply formatting settings to the selected object (Paste Ruler)

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Accessibility

These keyboard shortcuts assist you to control your Mac along with your keyboard or assistive devices. A few of these shortcuts have to be enabled in the Keyboard pane or Accessibility pane of System Preferences.

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Press this keyTo do this
Command-Option-F5Display Accessibility Options
Command-F5 or fn-Command-F5Turn VoiceOver on or off
Option-Control-F8 or fn-Option-Control-F8Open VoiceOver Utility (if VoiceOver is on)
Command-Option-8Turn Zoom on or off
Command-Option-Plus (+)Zoom In
Command-Option-Minus (–)Zoom Out
Command-Option-Control-8Invert/revert the screen colors
Command-Option-Control-Comma (,)Reduce contrast
Command-Option-Control-Period (.)Increase contrast

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Full keyboard access allows you to use your keyboard to navigate and work together with items on the display.

Press this keyTo do this
TabMove to the next control
Shift-TabMove to the previous control
Control-TabMove to the next control when a text field is selected
Shift-Control-TabMove focus to the previous grouping of controls
Arrow keysMove to the adjacent item in a list, tab group, or menu or
Move sliders and adjusters (vertical up and down arrows used to increase and decrease values)
Control-Arrow keysMove to a control adjacent to the text field
Space barSelect the highlighted menu item
Return or EnterClick the default button or perform the default action
EscClick the Cancel button or
Close a menu without choosing an item
Shift-Control-F6Move focus to the previous panel
Control-F7Temporarily override the current keyboard access mode in windows and dialogs
Control-F8Move to the status menus in the menu bar
Command-Accent (`)Activate the next open window in the frontmost app
Command-Shift-Accent (`)Activate the previous open window in the frontmost app
Command-Option-Accent (`)Move focus to the window drawer

you possibly can navigate the menus within the menu bar with out utilizing a mouse or trackpad. To put focus in the menu bar, press Control-F2 (fn-Control-F2 on portable keyboards). Then use the important is listed below.

Press this keyTo do this
Left Arrow and Right ArrowMove from menu to menu
ReturnOpen a selected menu
Up Arrow and Down ArrowMove to menu items in the selected menu
Type the menu item’s nameJump to a menu item in the selected menu
ReturnSelect a menu item

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When Mouse Keys is turned on in Accessibility preferences, you need to use the keyboard or numeric keypad keys to move the mouse pointer.

Press this keyTo do this
8 or numeric keypad 8Move Up
K or numeric keypad 2Move Down
U or numeric keypad 4Move Left
O or numeric keypad 6Move Right
J or numeric keypad 1Move Diagonally Bottom Left
L or numeric keypad 3Move Diagonally Bottom Right
7 or numeric keypad 7Move Diagonally Top Left
9 or numeric keypad 9Move Diagonally Top Right
I or numeric keypad 5Press Mouse Button
M or numeric keypad 0Hold Mouse Button
. (period key)Release Hold Mouse Button

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[su_spoiler title=”Finder shortcuts” style=”fancy” icon=”plus-circle”]

Press this keyTo do this
Command-ASelect all files in the frontmost window
Command-Option-ADeselect all items
Command-CCopy selected files, then use Paste or Move to move the files.
Command-DDuplicate the selected files
Command-EEject
Command-FFind any matching Spotlight attribute
Command-IShow the Get Info window for a selected file
Command-Shift-COpen the Computer window
Command-Shift-DOpen the desktop folder
Command-Shift-FShow the All My Files window
Command-Shift-GGo to Folder
Command-Shift-HOpen the Home folder of the currently logged-in user account
Command-Shift-IOpen iCloud Drive
Command-Shift-KOpen the Network window
Command-Shift-LOpen the Downloads folder
Command-Shift-OOpen the Documents folder
Command-Shift-ROpen the AirDrop window
Command-Shift-UOpen the Utilities folder
Command-Control-TAdd to Sidebar (OS X Mavericks)
Command-Option-IShow or hide the Inspector window
Command-Control-IGet Summary Info
Command-Option-PHide or show the path bar
Command-Option-SHide or show the Sidebar
Command-forward slash (/)Hide or show the status bar
Command-JShow View Options
Command-KConnect to Server
Command-LMake alias of the selected item
Command-NNew Finder window
Command-Shift-NNew folder
Command-Option-NNew Smart Folder
Command-OOpen selected item
Command-RShow original (of alias)
Command-TShow or hide the tab bar when a single tab is open in the current Finder window
Command-Shift-TShow or hide Finder tab
Command-Option-THide or Show Toolbar when a single tab is open in the current Finder window
Command-VPaste copies of files you’ve placed on the clipboard to the current location.
Command-Option-VMove the files you’ve placed on the clipboard from their original location to the current location.
Command-Option-YView a QuickLook slideshow of your selected files.
Command-1View as Icon
Command-2View as List
Command-3View as Columns
Command-4View as Cover Flow (Mac OS X v10.5 or later)
Command-Comma (,)Open Finder preferences
Command-Left Bracket ([)Go to the previous folder
Command-Right Bracket (])Go to the next folder
Command-Up ArrowOpen the folder that contains the current folder
Command-Control-Up ArrowOpen the folder that contains the current folder in a new window
Command-Down ArrowOpen highlighted item
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-clickOpen a folder in a separate window, closing the current window
Command–double-clickOpen a folder in a separate tab or window
Command-click the window titleSee the folders that contain the current window
Command-DeleteMove to Trash
Command-Shift-DeleteEmpty Trash
Command-Shift-Option-DeleteEmpty Trash without confirmation dialog
Space bar (or Command-Y)Quick Look selected files
Command key while draggingMove the dragged item to another volume or location
(the pointer changes while key is held)
Option key while draggingCopy the dragged item
(the pointer changes while key is held)
Command-Option key combination while draggingMake an alias of the dragged item
(the pointer changes while key is held)

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So this is Mac OS keyboard shortcuts a complete list.

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