One of the many reasons I love my Apple computers so much is their handy Mac keyboard shortcuts. Apple prize themselves on not only making a gorgeous machine, brimming with shiny graphics we can happily sit and admire for hours on end, but also their user friendliness.
To make our technical life a little easier, your Mac comes fully loaded with tones of brilliant Mac keyboard shortcuts. The nifty shortcuts allow us to skip tedious drop down menus and instantly fire ahead to the destination. You can even customize these shortcuts and assign your own to make remembering them a doodle. If you fancy giving this a go then check out our article – ‘How to Create a Keyboard Shortcut on Mac’.
Before you gallivant off and spend all night studying every single Mac keyboard shortcut, browse our list bellow as these are the ultimate shortcuts every Mac user needs to know – seriously they will save you hours.
Top 10 Mac Keyboard Shortcuts YOU Should Know!
1.) How to Quit an App
This Mac keyboard shortcut is at the very top of our list as you will need it every single time you use your Mac. (That is unless you are a window hoarder and leave everything open and never switch off your computer – tut tut!)
Quitting your app will totally close down any task, window or application you currently have open. Bear in mind it only switches off one App at a time. Thankfully It will not close down every live program, just the one you are in.
To Quit a task, just tap these keys: Cmd+Q
NOTE: ‘Cmd’ means your Command key.
2.) How to Close A Live Window
If you do not wish to close down and quit your Internet browser entirely, but wish to get rid of a live window, then just tap on these keys: Cmd + W
3.) How to Open a New Tab
A surprising amount of programs support tabs, especially your internet browser. Instead of opining up a bulky window, you can create a discreet tab using this Mac keyboard shortcut: Cmd+T
4.) How to Cut, Copy, Paste and Undo
I personally use these Mac keyboard shortcuts several times a day. If you only learn these few tiny commands, you will still save countless precious hours in the future.
a.) To Cut a section of writing is similar to deleting it. To do this, first highlight the text you wish to remove for good then select Cmd+Z
b.) To Copy a section of text ready for pasting, again highlight the text you wish to duplicate and tap Cmd+C
c.) To Paste your recently copied text, click your cursor on the page where you wish your copied text to appear, then key out Cmd+V
d.) If you have accidentally deleted something and wish to undo it, go head and press Cmd+Z, it can be such a life saver!
To browse the final 5 top Mac Keyboard shortcuts we believe every Mac user should know, check out… Top 10 Mac Keyboard Shortcuts – PART 2
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