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10 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts for the Open & Save Dialog in Mac OS X

Jul 6, 2012 - 6 Comments
Open Save dialog keyboard shortcuts

The next time you end up in an Open or Save dialog window in Mac OS X, try out a few of these helpful keyboard shortcuts to make navigating around the dialog and filesystem much faster: Spacebar – View the selected item in Quick Look Command+D – Selects Desktop as the destination Command+Shift+H – Sets … Read More

Instantly See All Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac Apps with CheatSheet

May 23, 2012 - 33 Comments
CheatSheet shows all keyboard shortcuts for an app in Mac OS X

There are so many keyboard shortcuts throughout Mac OS X and it’s myriad of third party apps that it’s easy to forget them or get lost trying to memorize the sea of keystrokes for each app. This is where CheatSheet will make your life easier, it’s a tiny free application that sits in the background … Read More

Set a System Preferences Keyboard Shortcut in Mac OS X

May 13, 2012 - 4 Comments
System Preferences Hotkey

If you find yourself adjusting things in System Preferences often enough, it’s helpful to create a universal keyboard shortcut to quickly launch into the control panels. Here is how to do that in Mac OS X: Open System Preferences and click on the “Keyboard” panel Click “Keyboard Shortcuts” and select “Application Shortcuts” from the list … Read More

Navigate the Dock in Mac OS X with These 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

May 8, 2012 - 8 Comments
Navigate the Dock in Mac OS X with the Keyboard

For the power users out there who prefer to leave their hands on the keyboard as much as possible, you’ll be pleased to know that the Dock in Mac OS X can be used exclusively from the keyboard with full functionality. With just the keys, you can navigate around Dock items and apps, access the … Read More

31 Useful Safari Keyboard Shortcuts

Apr 3, 2012 - 13 Comments
Safari icon

Safari is the fast and lean default web browser bundled with Mac OS X. You probably already know a shortcut or two, but there are tons of shortcuts in Safari worth remembering that can really improve your experience browsing the web. We’ll cover 31 different keystrokes, they are grouped into different sections based on use … Read More

Making Sense of Mac Keyboard Symbols

Mar 27, 2012 - 33 Comments
Mac Keyboard Symbols

Ever wondered what those Mac keyboard symbols mean and what they translate to? You see them on a lot of Mac keyboards and on plenty of keyboard shortcut lists, looking like strange glyphs (⌥), shapes (⇪), and bugs splattered on windshields (⌘). They can be fairly confusing, which is why we at OSXDaily.com always try … Read More

11 Must-Know Spotlight Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

Mar 9, 2012 - 17 Comments
Spotlight icon

Spotlight is Mac OS X’s powerful built-in search engine. Not only will it find just about any file or folder buried on your file system or attached drives, but it also doubles as a fantastically quick application launcher, dictionary lookup tool, and so much more. If you aren’t using Spotlight on a regular basis yet … Read More

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.

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

Aug 31, 2011 - 23 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

Quickly Access System Preferences Using Option & Function Keys

Jan 11, 2011 - 6 Comments
quick system preferences option key macbook

If you want to quickly access the Mac OS X System Preferences, you can do so by holding down the Option key and then hitting various function keys. Option+Brightness pulls up the Display preference pane, Option+Expose brings up the Expose preferences, Option+Volume controls bring up the Sound preferences, and so on. This should work on … Read More

6 Must-Know Power Function Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

Nov 6, 2009 - 5 Comments
Mac power button

The next time you need to quickly reboot, shut down, log out, or sleep a Mac, all you need to do is hit the right keyboard shortcut. When we say quick we mean it here too, because these keyboard shortcuts will not prompt you to confirm, they are quite literally instantaneous in their results, and … Read More

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