Help with your keyboard using Mac

Below are lists of popular keyboard shortcuts.

Mac key convention: Ctrl is used for€˜Control’, Apple is used for€˜Command’ and Alt is used for the€˜Option’ key.

Mac OS 8 and 9

  • â Apple + letter Activates menu items where the letter and Apple key is shown next to the item in a menu for example in Word a new document would be€˜Apple’ +€˜N’.
  • â Apple + Z Undo the last action.
  • â Apple + Tab Quickly switch between current running programs.
  • â Tab’ Select the next icon or file alphabetically on the desktop or in a folder .
  • â Apple + O Open a highlighted folder, document or application icon
  • â Apple + W Closes current window .
  • â Apple + C Copies selected textgraphics to the clipboard.
  • â Apple + V Pastes textgraphics from the clipboard.
  • â Apple + X -Cuts selected textgraphics to the clipboard.
  • â Ctrl + Mouse click Right button mouse click.

Mac OS X

  • â Apple + letter Activates menu items where the letter and Apple key is shown next to the item in a menu for example in Word a new document would be€˜Apple’ +€˜N’.
  • â Apple + Z Undo the last action.
  • â Apple + Tab Quickly switch between current running programs.
  • â Tab’ Select the next icon or file alphabetically on the desktop or in a folder .
  • â Apple + O Open a highlighted folder, document or application icon
  • â Apple + W Closes current window .
  • â Apple + C Copies selected textgraphics to the clipboard.
  • â Apple + V Pastes textgraphics from the clipboard.
  • â Apple + X -Cuts selected textgraphics to the clipboard.
  • â Ctrl + Mouse click Right button mouse click.
  • â Ctrl + F1 Turn on full keyboard access

You can also find help with your keyboard on these other operating systems:

For WindowsFor Linux.

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