Mar 13

List of 97 Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

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A list of 97 Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

Keystroke Description
1. Press X during startup Force Mac OS X startup
2. Press Option-Command-Shift-Delete
during startup
Bypass primary startup volume and seek a different startup volume (such as a CD or external disk)
3. Press C during startup Start up from a CD that has a system folder
4. Press N during startup Attempt to start up from a compatible network server (NetBoot)
5. Press T during startup Start up in FireWire Target Disk mode
6. Press Shift during startup start up in Safe Boot mode and temporarily disable login items and non-essential kernel extension files (Mac OS X 10.2 and later)
7. Press Command-V during startup Start up in Verbose mode.
8. Press Command-S during startup Start up in Single-User mode


Finder window
Keyboard shortcut Description
9. Command-W Close Window
10. Option-Command-W Close all Windows
11. Command-Right Arrow Expand folder (list view)
12. Option-Command-Right Arrow Expand folder and nested subfolders (list view)
13. Command-Left Arrow Collapse Folder (list view)
14. Option-Command-Up Arrow Open parent folder and close current window


Menu commands
Keyboard shortcut Description
15. Shift-Command-Q Apple Menu
Log out
16. Shift-Option-Command-Q Apple Menu
Log out immediately
17. Shift-Command-Delete Finder Menu
Empty Trash
18. Option-Shift-Command-Delete Finder Menu
Empty Trash without dialog
19. Command-H Finder Menu
Hide Finder
20. Option-Command-H Finder Menu
Hide Others
21. Command-N File Menu
New Finder window
22. Shift-Command-N File Menu
New Folder
23. Command-O File Menu
24. Command-S File Menu
25. Shift-Command-S File Menu
Save as
26. Command-P File Menu
27. Command-W File Menu
Close Window
28. Option-Command-W File Menu
Close all Windows
29. Command-I File Menu
Get Info
30. Option-Command-I File Menu
Show Attributes Inspector
31. Command-D File Menu
32. Command-L File Menu
Make Alias
33. Command-R File Menu
Show original
34. Command-T File Menu
Add to Favorites (Mac OS X 10.2.8 or earlier), Add to Sidebar (Mac OS X 10.3 or later—use Shift-Command-T for Add to Favorites)
35. Command-Delete File Menu
Move to Trash
36. Command-E File Menu
37. Command-F File Menu
38. Command-Z Edit Menu
39. Command-X Edit Menu
40. Command-C Edit Menu
41. Command-V Edit Menu
42. Command-A Edit Menu
Select All
43. Command-1 View Menu
View as Icons
44. Command-2 View Menu
View as List
45. Command-3 View Menu
View as Columns
46. Command-B View Menu
Hide Toolbar
47. Command-J View Menu
Show View Options
48. Command – [ Go Menu
49. Command – ] Go Menu
50. Shift-Command-C Go Menu
51. Shift-Command-H Go Menu
52. Shift-Command-I Go Menu
53. Shift-Command-A Go Menu
54. Shift-Command-F Go Menu
55. Shift-Command-G Go Menu
Goto Folder
56. Command-K Go Menu
Connect to Server
57. Command-M Window Menu
Minimize Window
58. Option-Command-M Window Menu
Minimize All Windows
59. Command-? Help Menu
Open Mac Help
60. Command-Space Open Spotlight (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)


Universal Access and VoiceOver
Keyboard shortcut Description
61. Option-Command-* (asterisk) Turn on Zoom
62. Option-Command-+ (plus) Zoom in
63. Option-Command– (minus) Zoom out
64. Control-Option-Command-* (asterisk) Switch to White on Black
65. Control-F1 Turn on Full Keyboard Access
When Full Keyboard Access is turned on, you can use the key combinations listed in the table below from the Finder.
66. Control-F2 Full Keyboard Access
Highlight Menu
67. Control-F3 Full Keyboard Access
Highlight Dock
68. Control-F4 Full Keyboard Access
Highlight Window (active) or next window behind it
69. Control-F5 Full Keyboard Access
Highlight Toolbar
70. Control-F6 Full Keyboard Access
Highlight Utility window (palette)
71. Command-F5 or fn-Command-F5 Turn VoiceOver on or off (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
72. Control-Option-F8 or fn-Control-Option-F8 Open VoiceOver Utility (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
73. Control-Option-F7 or fn-Control-option-F7 Display VoiceOver menu (Mac OS X 10.4 or later)
74. Control-Option-;
or fn-Control-option-;
Enable/disable VoiceOver Control-Option lock (Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Other Commands
Keystroke Description
75. Option-Command-D Show/Hide Dock
76. Command-Tab Switch application
77. tab Highlight next item
78. Command-Up Arrow Move up one directory
79. Command-Down Arrow Move down one directory
80. Page Up or Control-Up Arrow Move up one page
81. Page Down or Control-Down Arrow Move down one page
82. Option-Drag Copy to new location
83. Option-Command-Drag Make alias in new location
84. Command-Drag Move to new location without copying
85. Shift-Command-C Show Colors palette in application
86. Command-T Show Font palette in application
87. Command-Shift-3 Take a picture of the screen
88. Command-Shift-4 Take a picture of the selection
89. Command-Shift-4, then press Control while selecting Take a picture of the screen, place in Clipboard
90. Command-Shift-4, then Spacebar Take a picture of the selected window
91. Option-Command-esc Force Quit
92. Control-Eject Restart, Sleep, Shutdown dialog box
93. Control-Command-Eject Quit all applications and restart
94. Option-Command-Eject or
95. Command-click window toolbar button (upper right corner) Cycle through available views for the window’s toolbar (dependant on the nature of the Finder or application window)
96. Command-` Cycle through windows in application or Finder (if more than one window is open)
97. Function-Delete (PowerBook, iBook only) Forward Delete (delete the character to the right of your cursor)