150 Mac Keyboard Shortcuts – You Must Know


In this hasty world, we don’t have much time. For everything, we need a shortcut. Then only we can fulfill all our needs without wasting time. Likewise, we can use keyboard shortcuts to make our work simple. Here I am going to tell you some Mac Keyboard shortcuts.
Command + Shift + 3
To take a screenshot of a full screen, hold down Command + Shift + 3 keys simultaneously. The screenshot will be automatically saved on the desktop.
Command + Shift + 4
To take a screenshot of selected area, hold down Command + Shift + 4 keys simultaneously. Select the area to take a screenshot. This screenshot also will be saved on the desktop.
Command + Shift + Z
This shortcut is used for “redo” function. When you want to change the last function that you made with “undo” function, you can use this shortcut.
Option + Shift + Command + V
This shortcut is used for “Paste and Match Style”. Using this shortcut, you can copy and paste anything you want without its previous formatting.
Shift + Control + Power Button
When you use multiple displays on Mac, you can use this shortcut to put all displays to sleep immediately.
Command + F
If you want to find a particular text in the document, you can use this shortcut.  When you hold down these key, a search bar will appear. Enter the text that you want to find. Now the same text that you type will be highlighted in the document.
Command + Z
This shortcut is used to “undo” the previous command.
Command + H
Using this shortcut, you can hide the window of running application. Use Option + Command + H to hide all other running apps.
Command + X
This shortcut is used to cut the selected item.
Command + C
This shortcut is used to copy the selected item.
Command + A
Using this shortcut, you can select all files.
Command + V
This shortcut is used to pater the contents.
Option + Command + Esc
Force close an app.
Shift + Command + N
Using this shortcut, you can generate a new folder in the Finder.
Command + T
To open a new tab, you can use this shortcut.
Power Button/Touch ID sensor
Press to turn on the Mac or wake your Mac from sleep. To put your Mac sleep, hold down any one of the key for 1.5 seconds when it is wake. When you want to force shut down your Mac, hold down any one of the key till your mac turns off.
Option + Command + Power Button (or) Option + Command + Media Eject
This shortcut will put your Mac to sleep
Control + Shift + Power Button (or) Control + Shift + Media Eject
This shortcut will put your displays to sleep
Control + Power Button (or) Control + Media Eject
An option will appear to restart, sleep, or shut down.
Control + Command + Power button
Force restart your Mac.
Control + Command + Media Eject
This action will close all opened apps and restart your Mac.
Control + Option + Command + Power Button (or) Control + Option + Command + Media Eject
This action will close all opened apps and shut down your Mac.
Shift + Command + Q
Using this shortcut, you can log out of your current user account.
Fn + Delete
When the keyboard doesn’t have the Forward Delete Key, this shortcut is used to forward delete. You can use the shortcut Control + D instead of Fn + Delete.
Command + D
Choose the desktop folder from within save/open dialogue.
Fn + Up Arrow
This is a Page Up shortcut. It is used to scroll up the page.
Fn + Down Arrow
This is a Page Down shortcut that is used to scroll down the page.
Fn + Left Arrow
Use this shortcut to go to the beginning of a document.
Fn + Right Arrow
Use this shortcut to go to the end of a document.
Control + Command + D
This shortcut is used to show/hide the meaning of the selected word.
Command + Up Arrow
If you use this shortcut, insertion point will go to the beginning of the document.
Command + Down Arrow
If you use this shortcut, insertion point will go to the end of the document.
Command + Left Arrow
Insertion point will go to the starting of the current line.
Command + Right Arrow
Insertion point will go to the end of the current line.
Option + Delete
Delete the word that is on the left of the insertion point.
Shift + Up Arrow
This shortcut is used to extend the text selection from the nearest character to the character that is at the same horizontal location on the line above.
Shift + Down Arrow
This shortcut is used to extend the text selection from the nearest character to the character that is at the same horizontal location on the line below.
Shift + Left Arrow
This shortcut is used to extend the text selection from right to the left.
Shift + Right Arrow
This shortcut is used to extend the text selection from left to the right.
Command + P
This shortcut is used to take a print of the current document.
Option + Shift + Up Arrow
This shortcut will extend text selection from somewhere to the starting of the current paragraph. If you hold down those buttons again, it will extend the text selection to the starting of the following paragraph.
Option + Shift + Down Arrow
This shortcut will extend text selection from somewhere to the end of the current paragraph. If you hold down those buttons again, it will extend the text selection to the end of the following paragraph.
Option + Shift + Left Arrow
This shortcut will extend text selection from somewhere to the starting of the current word. If you hold down those buttons again, it will extend the text selection to the starting of the following word.
Option + Shift + Right Arrow
This shortcut will extend text selection from somewhere to the end of the current word. If you hold down those buttons again, it will extend the text selection to the end of the following word.
Control + K
Erase the text that is in the center of the insertion point and the end of the line/paragraph.
Command + Left Curly Bracket ({)
This shortcut is for left align.
Command + Right Curly Bracket (})
This shortcut is for right align.
Shift + Command + Vertical bar (|)
This shortcut is for center align
Shift + Command + Colon (:)
This shortcut will show you the spelling & Grammar window.
Command + Tab
Use this short will lead you to recently used app among open apps.
Command + B
This shortcut is used to boldface the selected text.
Command + Semicolon (:)
This shortcut will help you to find the misspelled words in the document.
Command + U
You can use this shortcut to underline the selected text.
Command + T
Hide/show the Fonts window.
Shift + Command + Up Arrow
This shortcut will select the text that is positioned between the insertion point and the starting of the document.
Shift + Command + Down Arrow
This shortcut will select the text that is positioned between the insertion point and the end of the document.
Shift + Command + Left Arrow
This shortcut will select the text that is positioned between the insertion point and the starting of the current line
Shift + Command + Right Arrow
This shortcut will select the text that is positioned between the insertion point and the end of the current line.
Command + S
This shortcut is used to save the current document.
Command + I
This shortcut is used to italicize the selected text.
Command + O
Open the selected file.
Command + W
Qui the front window. If you want to close all the window, use the shortcut Option + Command + W.
Command + K
This shortcut is used to attach a weblink.
Command + M
Minimize the window that is on the front. To minimize all the windows, use the shortcut Option + Command + M.
Control + Command + F
This shortcut will display the app in the full screen.
Space bar
To see the preview of selected item without opening.
Command + Space bar
This shortcut is used to hide/show the spotlight search field.
Command + Comma
This shortcut opens preferences of the app that is on the front.
Control + Command + Space bar
This shortcut will display the Character Viewer to pick Emoji and other symbols.
Control + Shift + Command + T
When you want to add a selected Finder item to the Dock, you can use this shortcut.
Shift + Command + U
This shortcut will open the Utilities folder.
Option + Command + D
Show/Hide the Dock.
Control + Command + T
This shortcut will add the selected item to the sidebar.
Option + Command + P
Show/hide the path bar in the Finder windows.
Option + Command + S
Show/hide the Sidebar in the Finder windows.
Command + Slash (/)
Show/hide the status bar in the Finder windows.
Command + J
This Shortcut will display View Options.
Command + k
This shortcut will open the Connect to Server window.
Command + L
This shortcut will create an alias for selected item.
Command + N
This shortcut will open the new Finder window.
Option + Command + N
Make a new Smart Folder.
Command + R
This shortcut will display the original file for the selected alias.
Command + T
If you open a single tab in the current Finder window, you can show/hide the tab bar using this shortcut.
Option + Command + T
If you open a single tab in the current Finder window, you can show/hide the toolbar using this shortcut
Option + Command + V
This shortcut will move the files from the original location to the current location in the Clipboard.
Command + Y
Through this shortcut, you can see the preview of the selected files.
Option + Command + Y
Show the Quick Look slideshow of the selected files.
Command + G
This shortcut is used to find the following action of the item that previously found. Use the shortcut Shift + Command + G to find the previous action.
Option + Mission Control
This shortcut will help you to open Mission Control Preferences.
Control  + Down Arrow
Display all windows of the front app.
Option + Volume Up
This shortcut is used to open Sound Preferences.
Option + Shift + Volume Up (or) Option + Shift + Volume Down
This shortcut will help you to adjust the volume in smaller steps.
Option + Keyboard Brightness Up
This shortcut will help you to open the Keyboard preferences.
Option + Shift + Keyboard Brightness Up (or) Option + Shift + Keyboard Brightness Down
This shortcut is used to adjust the keyboard brightness in smaller steps.
Option key while double-clicking
This shortcut will help you to open the selected item in the separate window and then it will close the original window.
Option key while double-clicking
Open the folder in a separate window/tab.
Option + Command While Dragging
This shortcut will help you to make alias of dragged item.
Option key while dragging
This shortcut is used to copy the dragged item.
Option + click a disclosure triangle
This shortcut will open all folder within selected folders when in list view.
Command + Click a window title
View the folders where the current folder is placed.
Option + Left Arrow
Insertion point will go the starting of the previous word.
Option + Right Arrow
Insertion point will go to the end of the next word.
Shift + Command + Minus sign (-)
This shortcut will reduce the size of selected item.
Shift + Command + Plus sign (+)
This shortcut will expand the size of selected item. You can also use the shortcut Command + Equal sign for his action.
Shift + Command + Question mark (?)
Help menu will appear.
Control + A
Using this shortcut, you can go to the starting of the line/paragraph.
Control + E
Using this shortcut, you can go to the end of the line/paragraph.
Control + F
Move a character forward.
Control + B
Move a character backward.
Control + L
Bring the cursor/selection to the center in the visible area.
Control + P
Using this shortcut, you can move one line up.
Control + N
Using this shortcut, you can move one line down.
Control + O
Place a new line behind the insertion point.
Control + T
Move the character after the insertion point.
Option + Command + F
Move to the search field.
Option + Command + T
Show/hide a toolbar in the app.
Option + Command + C
This shortcut is for copy style.
Option + Command + V
This shortcut is for past style. Try the copied style to the selected item.
Command + D
Copy the selected files.
Command + E
Eject the selected volume/disk.
Command + I
This shortcut will display Get Info screen for a selected file.
Shift + Command + C
This shortcut will open the computer window.
Shift + Command + D
This shortcut will open the desktop folder.
Shift + Command + F
This shortcut will open the All My Files window.
Shift + Command + G
This shortcut will open the Go to Folder window.
Shift + Command + H
This shortcut will open the home folder of the current user account.
Shift + Command + I
This shortcut will open the iCloud Drive.
Shift + Command + K
Using this shortcut, you can open the Network window.
Shift + Command + N
Generate a new folder.
Shift + Command + O
Using this shortcut, you can open the Documents folder.
Shift + Command + P
show/hide the preview pane in Finder windows.
Shift + Command + R
This shortcut will open the AirDrop window.
Shift + Command + T
show/hide the tab bar in Finder windows.
Option + Command + L
This shortcut will open the Downloads folder.
Command + 1
Using this shortcut, you can see everything in the Finder window as icons.
Command + 2
Using this shortcut, you can see everything in the Finder window as a list.
Command + 3
Using this shortcut, you can see everything in the Finder window in columns.
Command + 4
Using this shortcut, you can see everything in the Finder window with Cover Flow.
Command + Left Bracket ([)
View the previous folder.
Command + Right Bracket (])
View the next folder.
Command + Up Arrow
Open the folder where the current folder is placed.
Command + Control + Up Arrow
Open the folder where the current folder is placed in a new window.
Command + Down Arrow
This shortcut will open the selected item.
Right Arrow
Open the selected folder when in list view.
Left Arrow
Close the selected folder when in list view.
Command + Delete
This shortcut will move the selected item to the Trash.
Shift + Command + Delete
Empty the Trash.
Option + Shift + Command + Delete
This shortcut will empty the Trash without any warning.
Command + Brightness Up
This shortcut is used to enable/disable target display mode.
Command + Brightness Down
This shortcut is used to enable/disable video mirroring when your Mac is connected to multiple displays.
Option + Brightness Up
You can open Display preferences using this key.
Control + Brightness Up (or) Control + Brightness Down
This shortcut will help you to change the brightness of external display.
Option + Shift + Brightness Up (or) Option + Shift + Brightness Down
This shortcut will adjust the display brightness in smaller steps.
If you have any doubt regarding these shortcuts, let us know through your comments.

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