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10 Keyboard Shortcuts for Text Navigation & Manipulation in the Command Line

Feb 27, 2012 - 6 Comments
Navigate text in the command line

We recently covered 12 keyboard shortcuts to help navigate around and manipulate text in Mac OS X, and now we’ll show you a handful of similar tricks for use at the command line. These shortcuts can be used just about anywhere in the Terminal, including the bash prompt.

12 Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigating & Selecting Text in Mac OS X

Feb 23, 2012 - 20 Comments
Text Selection and Navigation Shortcuts

Work with text often? You can navigate, select, and manipulate text faster than ever before by remembering these twelve keyboard shortcuts.

Minimize and Hide All Windows in Mac OS X with Command+Option+H+M

Feb 7, 2012 - 19 Comments
Hide All and Minimize in OS X Lion

By combining the Hide All shortcut with the minimize keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X, you can use a third ‘Minimize and Hide All’ shortcut by hitting the Command+Option+H+M keys together.

Use a Secondary Cut And Paste Function to Avoid Overwriting Clipboard Contents

Feb 1, 2012 - 5 Comments
Secondary Cut and Paste function in Mac OS X

Mac OS X has a secondary Cut and Paste function that provides the ability to cut and paste additional information without overwriting existing clipboard contents. Highlight something and use the following keystrokes: Control+K cuts the content Control+Y pastes the content This cut and paste function works with images and text, but notice that it will … Read More

Quickly Enable & Access OS X AirDrop File Transfer with Command+Shift+R

Jan 12, 2012 - 2 Comments
Quick AirDrop access

Remembering a keyboard shortcut makes using AirDrop even easier in OS X, by quickly accessing the AirDrop window and enabling the Mac to be ready to accept or send files to other nearby computers.

“Go To Folder” is the Most Useful Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcut for Power Users

Aug 31, 2011 - 25 Comments
Go To Folder command in Mac OS X

If there’s only one keyboard shortcut you should remember in Mac OS X it’s this: Go To Folder. We refer to this keyboard command so frequently here on OSXDaily that we just sort of assume everyone knows it, but it’s so useful and powerful that it’s worth making an individual post about it. Using “Go … Read More

Toggle Full Screen Mode with a Keyboard Shortcut in Mac OS X

Aug 10, 2011 - 43 Comments
Add a Full Screen Keyboard Shortcut in Mac OS X Lion

Want to get the most out of Mac OS X native Full Screen app mode? Assign a keyboard shortcut to toggle Full Screen mode with a simple keystroke. This will work to flip in and out of full screen mode of OS X in any app that supports the feature, and it only takes a … Read More

Change the Font Size of Text in Safari on Mac with Keyboard Shortcuts

Jun 29, 2010 - 2 Comments
Change the Font Size of Safari on a Mac

If you want to make reading a web page a bit easier on the Mac with Safari, you can issue some simple keyboard shortcuts to change the displayed font and text size on a page. To increase the Safari web browsers readable text size, hit the Command key and + key (plus key, it’s located … Read More

Change your Mac displays contrast

Jun 17, 2010 - 9 Comments
mac screen high contrast

Something I never really paid much attention to was the software side of my displays contrast, something that you can change by using simple keyboard shortcuts: Decrease display contrast: Command+Option+Control+, Increase display contrast: Command+Option+Control+. The default is set to the lowest level of contrast, and increases will generally wash out screen colors. The ability to … Read More

Screen Capture in Mac OS X

Jun 9, 2010 - 12 Comments
screen capture mac os x

I use screenshots constantly to share bits of information with people, and they can be really helpful when troubleshooting as well. Here’s all you’ll need to know about taking screenshots in Mac OS X, from capturing the screen in Mac OS X Finder and within applications, to changing the default screenshot file type, to taking … Read More

Boot Keys for Mac OS X System Start

Apr 26, 2010 - 4 Comments
Boot a Mac from an External Drive

Every Mac has a variety of optional boot functions that can be used to intervene during the OS X system startup. These are typically in the form of a single keys held down, or a press of keystrokes and hotkeys, used to issue a command and thereby adjust the booting behavior of Mac OS X. … Read More

Use the Tab Key to Switch Between Dialog Buttons in Mac OS X

Feb 26, 2010 - 15 Comments
mac tab key navigation

Would you prefer to use the keyboard to speed up navigation around your Mac? That’s what the Full Keyboard Access setting allows for. Using a Keyboard option, you can have the Tab Key able to switch between dialog buttons, fields, and anything else in a dialog box within Mac OS X. This can greatly enhance … Read More

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