25 Basic Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

These 25 Mac keyboard shortcuts will help you do things faster and make you look geekier!

  1. ⌘C = Copy (1:32)
  2. ⌘V = Paste (2:40)
  3. ⌘X = Cut (3:08)
  4. ⌘A = Select all (3:34)
  5. ⌘Z = Undo (4:05)
  6. ⌘⇧Z = Redo (4:49)
  7. ⌘Tab = Switch programs (5:15)
  8. ⌘` = Next window in current program (5:43)
  9. ⌘W = Close window (6:07)
  10. ⌘N = New window/document (6:37)
  11. ⌘S = Save document (6:55)
  12. ⇧⌘S = Save document as… (7:29)
  13. ⌘O = Open document (7:58)
  14. ⌘P = Print document (8:28)
  15. ⌘Q = Quit program (9:04)
  16. ⌘Spacebar = Open Spotlight (9:16)
  17. ⌘⇧N = Create new Folder (9:39)
  18. ⌘Delete = Delete Files (9:52)
  19. ⌘⇧Delete = Empty Trash (10:13)
  20. ⌘, = Open Preferences (11:01)
  21. ⌘←, ⌘→ = Move to start/end of line (11:22)
  22. ⌘↑, ⌘↓ = Move to top/bottom of document (11:58)
  23. ⌘⇧3 = Capture entire screen (12:30)
  24. ⌘⇧4 = Capture custom area (13:01)
  25. ⌘⇧4 Spacebar = Capture window (13:46)

For a complete list of Mac shortcuts go to: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343

25 basic mac keyboard shortcuts

Save thousands of hours with these 25 basic mac keyboard shortcuts


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  • Fresco_Camco

    This was a great help! Thanks!!