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How to Show Hidden Files on MacOS with a Keyboard Shortcut

Feb 12, 2018 - 21 Comments
Show hidden files on Mac with Keyboard Shortcut

Modern versions of Mac OS offer a super-fast and easy way to reveal invisible files on a Mac, all you need to use is a keyboard shortcut. With a simple keystroke, you can instantly show hidden files on a Mac, and with another strike of the same keyboard shortcut, you can instantly hide the hidden … Read More

How to Use Lock Screen in MacOS High Sierra

Feb 7, 2018 - 21 Comments
How to Use Lock Screen on Mac

Mac users have long been able to use various tricks to lock the screen of their computers, but with MacOS High Sierra 10.13.x onward, a simpler and faster option is now available on the Mac with an official Lock Screen feature. With the new Lock Screen feature, you can instantly lock down a Mac through … Read More

How to Hide All Other Windows Except Active App on Mac OS

Feb 5, 2018 - 1 Comment
Hide Others from the menu item in Mac OS

Want to quickly focus your attention on the active application in Mac OS by hiding all other windows? There’s an excellent little-known keyboard shortcut and menu item that does exactly that, and when executed properly you will hide literally every window and open application on the Mac except for the currently active application. This is … Read More

How to Use a Windows PC Keyboard on Mac by Remapping Command & Option Keys

Jan 31, 2018 - 3 Comments

Macs can use nearly all keyboards built for Windows PC, whether they are USB or Bluetooth, but you may notice that the layout of some of the modifier keys are different on a Mac keyboard from the layout of a Windows keyboard. Specifically, the WINDOWS and ALT key of a Windows keyboard are switched compared … Read More

2 Show Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

Jan 4, 2018 - 18 Comments
Show Mac Desktop with a Keyboard Shortcut

If you want to show the Mac desktop quickly, the fastest way to do so is often with a keyboard shortcut to reveal the desktop. This approach will push aside all on-screen windows, apps, and other information, and show only the Mac desktop – all without closing any apps. These tricks can offer a fast … Read More

How to Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in Mac OS

Aug 8, 2017 - 22 Comments
Make a custom keyboard shortcut on the Mac

Did you know you can create a custom keyboard shortcut for any menu item on the Mac? You can create keystrokes for common action items across many applications, or even just for a specific menu option in a particular application. Making custom keyboard shortcuts in Mac OS is an excellent power user tool, but despite … Read More

How to Re-Open Historical Windows & Tabs in Safari on Mac with a Keystroke

May 24, 2017 - 4 Comments
Reopen historical tabs on Mac Safari with a keystroke

Modern versions of Safari for Mac have a unique History keystroke that allows you to open prior windows and tabs from history in reverse chronological order. For example, let’s say you have closed 10 browser tabs over the course of the last hour, then hitting this keystroke 10 times would re-open each of those closed … Read More

How to Change Siri Keyboard Shortcut for Mac

Oct 21, 2016 - Leave a Comment
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As you likely know by now, there are multiple ways to summon Siri on macOS; you can open Siri with a keyboard shortcut, you can access Siri from the menu bar icon, and you can open Siri from the Dock icon too. If you want to customize how you access Siri, you can change the … Read More

The “Home” & “End” Button Equivalents on Mac Keyboards

Jun 17, 2015 - 33 Comments

Most new Mac keyboards are fairly simplified when compared to their PC counterparts, and you’ll find that some of the extraneous keys like “Home” and “End” are nowhere to be found on the Mac wireless keyboard or any keyboard included with a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. Longtime Mac users appreciate this simplicity, but newcomers … Read More

How to Quickly Type Emoji on Mac with a Keyboard Shortcut

May 27, 2015 - 34 Comments
Emoji quick type access panel in Mac OS X accessed by a keyboard shortcut

If you use Emoji characters often in Mac OS X, you’ll enjoy knowing there is a very fast keystroke to immediately access a special Mac Emoji character panel from anywhere text entry is possible in Mac OS. Additionally, you can navigate within this quick Emoji panel entirely with the keyboard, which makes typing Emoji on … Read More

Instantly Add Item to the Mac Dock with a Keyboard Shortcut

Feb 28, 2015 - 9 Comments
Add to the Dock keyboard shortcut in OS X

Just about all Mac users know that you can add items to the Dock of Mac OS X by dragging and dropping things into it, but another option, which may even be faster for some users, is to use a keyboard shortcut. With a quick keystroke, you can instantly add any item from the file … Read More

Enable Dark Mode with a Keyboard Shortcut in Mac OS X

Oct 24, 2014 - 7 Comments
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Dark Mode impacts the appearance of the Dock and Menu Bar in Mac OS X, turning both from their grey on white defaults to a higher contrast white text against black background dark alternative. The effect is sort of iOS-like, but it also makes a great addition to the Increase Contrast feature on a Mac … Read More

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