Keyboard Shortcuts in Mac You Should Be Using Everyday

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Anwer Khan
Anwer Khan
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Are you a mac user? I know how much you love these multiple finger gestures, they are super cool, they let you get more done in less time. Who wants to make clicks here and there if they can move their fingers around a sleek aluminium trackpad to get their stuff done.

But let me tell you, the Keyboard shorts come in handy and they add them to your already awesome workflow, you become super productive.

So, in this post, we are going to list the Keyboard Shortcuts in Mac OS that you should be using on a daily basis.

First thing first, Familiarise yourself with the Command Key with a symbol of (⌘). Then there is Options key, it has alt written on it. And then Control key and also the Shift Key. Mostly all the shorcuts require you to use these keys, so you should know about it.

Symbols on Important Keys in Mac OS.


  • Command ⌘
  • Shift ⇧
  • Option ⌥
  • Control ⌃
  • Caps Lock ⇪
  • Fn



Command-Q: Clicking on the cross in apps on the top left doesn’t really closes the app. You still have to quit it by doing right click on the icon in the Apps Dock or Quit from the App Menu. So, Command-Q is easy. Learn it.

Command-T: This shortcut comes handy when you are inside a browser, be it Safari, Firefox or Chrome, it will open a new tab for you.

Command-Shift-T: This works only inside Chrome However, It helps you open the recently closed tab. You can use it to keep opening the closed tabs. Comes in handy in many cases when you accidently close a tab or want to refer to it again.


Command-tab: This will let you switch between the active apps on your Mac. Just hold the Command key and keep pressing the tab key to go to the next app. You can use Command-~ to move back to the previous app.

Command-C & Command-V: For copying and for pasting, text, image and other file types from one place to another. You can also move the files by Cutting (Command-X) and Pastin to a new location (Command-V).

Command-F: This is a simple keyboard shortcut that can saves tones of time. It lets you search for a particular worn in a long document. Hit Command-F and put a word which you think should be in a particulr section, and mac will highlight the word in the document allowing you to jump to it directly.

Command-Shift-3: Lets you take screenshots on Mac. You might need one at some point of time, For Example, if you want to show someone how to do something on mac, you can easily create screenshots using  Command-Shift-3, it will take the screenshot of the entire screen. To capture a particular section of your screen you can use Command-Shift-4, you will be able to select the area you want to capture.

Tip: You can find the Screenshots on automatically saved on your desktop. 


Command-Shift-A, Command-Shift-U, Command-Shift-D. These KEyboard shortcuts work in the Finder window. In Finder, if you need to quickly move between folders you can use these keybboard shortcuts to land in particular folder, Command-Shift-Applications, Command-Shift-Utilities, Command-Shift-Desktop


Command+Delete: In Manc, there is a delete key which works has a backspace key in Windows. And to delete a file, you need to right click on it and then select ‘Move to Trash‘. This can also be done conviniently using the Command-Delete keyboard shortcut. And if you do Command-Shift-Delete, it won’t go to trash and get deleted permanently’

Command-Shift-F. This shortcut turns Chrome browser into Truly full screen mode, like the one you get in Windows when you press F11. You can do Command-Control-F to Full Screen in Safari browser.

 Find all the Keyboard Shorts used in Mac Os 

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