Get Your Hands Off That Mouse

The trick to being a fast and productive on a Mac is the keyboard short cuts. This is something worth checking out, go to the Systems Preferences pane in the apple menu. Select the keyboard and mouse area, them to the Keyboard Shortcuts tab. You will find a list of the shortcuts available to you. You should look this list over. Below I have given a short list of shortcuts proven to help keep your hands off the keyboard.

 

Key Combination

Action

Command + ?

Help

Command-A

Select All

Command-C

Copy

Command-D

Duplicates current item

Command-E

Ejects selected volume, media, or server

Command-F

Find

Command-H

Hide current application

Command-I

Opens Get Info dialog for selected item

Command-J

Toggles View Options Open & Closed

Command-K

Connect to server

Command-L

 

Creates Alias for selected item

Command-M

 

Minimize a Finder-folder to Dock

Command-Option-M

 

Save as above but minimizes all open Finder-folders

Command-N

 

Opens up new Finder window

Command-O

 

Opens selected item

Command-

 

V Paste

Command-W

Closes Finder-folder window

Command-Tab

 

Rotate through open applications and switch to highlighted app

 

Command-X

 

Cut

Command-Z

 

Undo

Command-Del

Moves selected item to Trash

Command-Shift-A

 

Opens the applications folder

Command-Shift-N

 

Creates a new folder in the selected workspace

Command-Shift-Del

 

Empty Trash

1 comment

  1. James Kersey

    Great list! I’ve also found that once you hit Command-Tab to cycle through windows, moving your finger from Tab to ` (the key right above it) cycles backwards through the list (which is great when you overshoot the program you were trying to get to.

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