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How to Set a Do Not Disturb Keyboard Shortcut on Mac

May 21, 2019 - 1 Comment
Set a Do Not Disturb keyboard shortcut on Mac

Want to toggle Do Not Disturb mode on the Mac with a keyboard shortcut? You can easily enable a custom keyboard shortcut to turn on or off Do Not Disturb mode in MacOS, and we’ll show you how to set it up. Do Not Disturb mode on the Mac is one of the best features … Read More

How to Take iPad Screenshots Using Keyboard Shortcuts

May 14, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to take screenshots on iPad with keyboard shortcuts

Using an iPad with a hardware keyboard provides access to several keyboard shortcuts to quickly take screen shots on iPad. These keystrokes offer a consistent and quick way to take a screenshot on iPad without your fingers having to leave the keyboard to use the other approaches of the Home / Power button iPad screenshot … Read More

22 Chrome for iPad Keyboard Shortcuts

Apr 16, 2019 - 3 Comments
iPad with Chrome and external keyboard

If you’re an iPad owner who uses Google Chrome web browser with an external keyboard connected to the iPad (Bluetooth or otherwise), you might appreciate learning a variety of handy keyboard shortcuts to help using Chrome and navigating within the app for iPad. This collection of keyboard shortcuts for Chrome on iPad works with basically … Read More

What’s the Mac Equivalent to F5 Refresh Key from Windows?

Apr 14, 2019 - 15 Comments
The Mac F5 refresh equivalent from Windows is the Command R keyboard shortcut

Mac users who have switched from the Windows platform may be accustomed to hitting the F5 function key to refresh a web browser, web site, or webpage. The F5 key is used as refresh or reload in most Windows web browsers, so when Windows users switch to Mac they might be wondering what the equivalent … Read More

How to Type the Escape Key on iPad Keyboard

Apr 12, 2019 - 25 Comments
How to press ESC escape key on iPad

Have you ever noticed that dedicated iPad keyboards do not have an Escape key? If so, you might be wondering how to type the Escape key on an iPad keyboard. iPads using an external keyboard, whether it’s an external Bluetooth keyboard, a Smart Keyboard, a brand like Brydge, Zagg, Logitech, or any other dedicated iPad … Read More

How to Stop Typing Periods Automatically with Double-Space on MacOS

Mar 27, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to stop Mac typing periods automatically

The default keyboard settings on modern Mac OS versions include a shortcut for typing periods quickly. This means that hitting the spacebar twice will insert a period automatically at the end of a sentence or word. Automatically typing periods comes to the Mac from the iPhone and iPad world, and while some the period typing … Read More

14 Keyboard Shortcuts for Files App on iPad

Mar 5, 2019 - 6 Comments
Files app keyboard shortcuts for iPad

A fair number of iPad users type on their tablet with an external keyboard, and one of the major benefits to that approach is that you gain access to keyboard shortcuts in most apps for iPad. The Files app for iOS is no different, and with a Smart Keyboard or external Bluetooth keyboard connected to … Read More

How to Get “Save As” Shortcut in MacOS Mojave

Nov 13, 2018 - 34 Comments
Get Save As Shortcut back in Mac OS

The Mac “Save As” keyboard shortcut allows you to quickly save a new version of an active document without re-writing the currently active document, which is perfect for many productivity situations where you’d want to save a current file as a different file type for compatibility reasons or as a backup version, or as a … Read More

How to Show Hidden Files on MacOS with a Keyboard Shortcut

Feb 12, 2018 - 22 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 Mojave & 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 Mojave (and 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 … 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 - 8 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 - 22 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 - 24 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 - 5 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
Siri icon

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 - 38 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 - 35 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

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