OS X Menu Commands
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Tripp W Black on 07/24/2008 at 01:36 PM


Category: OS X Tips & Hints
General Mac Tips

Note: The Command key is also the "Apple" key. Often you substitute the Apple key for the Control key for MS Windows shortcuts.

System Menu Commands
Option+Apple+Esc
Shift+Apple+Q
Shift+Option Apple+Q
Shift+Apple+Delete
Apple+H
Option+Apple+H
Control+Eject
Apple+Control+Eject
Apple+ . (period)
Apple+ , (comma)
Option+Apple+D
Control+Up Arrow
Control+Down Arrow
Force Quit
Log out
Log out immediately
Empty Trash
Hide Active Application
Hide All But The Active Application
Shut Down, Sleep, or Restart Option
Quit all applications and Restart
Stop a process
Open Preferences for Active Application
Show/Hide Dock
Move up one page
Move down one page


File Management
Apple+L
Apple+Q
Apple+W
Apple+Option+W
Apple+D
Apple+E
Apple+T
Apple+F
Apple+I
Option+Apple+I
Apple+N
Shift+Apple+N
Apple+R
Apple+O
Apple+P
Apple+S
Shift+Apple+S
Apple+K
Apple+Delete
Make Alias
Close Application
Close Window
Close all Windows
Duplicate
Eject
Add to Favorites
Find
Get Info
Show Attributes Inspector
New Finder window
New Folder
Open Another Existing Document
Show Original
Print
Save
Save as
Connect to Server
Move Highlighted Items to Trash


Navigation - Combine Keyboard w/ Mouse
Option+Drag
Option+Apple+Drag
Apple+Drag
Copy to new location
Make alias in new location
Move to new location without copying


Editing
Apple+ {
Apple+ | (pipe)
Apple+ }
Apple+A
Shift+Apple+C
Apple+ ; (semicolon)
Apple+T
Apple+C
Apple+X
Apple+Z
Apple+V
Align Left
Align Center
Align Right
Select All
Show Colors palette in application
Check Spelling
Show Font palette in application
Copy
Cut
Undo
Paste


View Menu
Option+Apple+T
Apple+3
Apple+1
Apple+2
Apple+J
Hide Toolbar
View as Columns
View as Icons
View as List
Show View Options


Moving Around
Shift+Apple+A
Apple+ [
Apple+ ]
Shift+Apple+F
Shift+Apple+G
Apple+K
Apple+Tab
Applications
Back
Forward
Favorites
Goto Folder
Connect to Server
Switch to next Application


Controlling Windows
Apple+M
Option+Apple+M
Apple+N
Apple+T
Minimize Window
Minimize All Windows
New Window
New Tab


Print Screen / Screen-shots
Apple+Shift+3
Apple+Shift+4
Apple+Shift+4, Control
Apple+Shift+4, Spacebar
Take a picture of the screen
Take a picture of the selection
Take a picture of the selection, place in clipboard
Take a picture of the selected window


Universal Access
Control+Option+Apple+ *
Option+Apple+ * (asterisk)
Option+Apple+ =
Option+Apple+ -
Switch to White on Black (Invert Screen)
Turn on Zoom
Zoom in
Zoom out


Getting Help
Apple+ ?Open Mac Help


System Start-up

Note: Hold down these keys right after you click the power button to cause a Mac to perform special actions at start-up time.
C Boot from CD or DVD
T Start up in FireWire target mode (the Mac temporarily becomes a very expensive external FireWire drive)
shift Boot into safe mode
mouse button Eject CD before booting normally
command-S Boot into single user mode; type exit when done
command-option-O-F Boot into the Open Firmware prompt
command-option-P-R Reset PRAM
command-option-V Verbose boot; display all the Unix start-up text at boot time
option Choose start-up disk at boot time
XForce boot into Mac OS X (older Macs that dual-boot into OS 9 and X)


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