Work with text often? You can navigate, select, and manipulate text faster than ever before by remembering these twelve keyboard shortcuts.
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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Here’s a list of system startup hot keys to press while Mac OS X is booting, and their various effects: C – Boot from a CD/DVD T – Boot in Target Disk mode (FireWire only) N – Boot from an attached network server (NetBoot mode) X – Attempt to force Mac OS X to boot … Read More
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
When you go to change the file extension in Mac OS X you will get a dialog box notifying you that by changing a file type it may open in another application. Chances are if you are changing the file extension deliberately, you did this intentionally. You can quickly accept this file type extension change … Read More