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Recently, I blogged about short cuts you can use with a Windows Computer. Now, just like with phones, not everyone owns the same operating system for their computers. This blog will contain short cuts for all those Apple iOS users to help make their lives just a tad bit easier. It will be a list of short cuts that I have learned and used throughout my time as a Technology worker that have aided in making my work go faster.

General Apple Short Cuts:

  • Command + X – Cut the selected item.
  • Command + C – Copy the selected item.
  • Command + V – Paste the contents of the Clipboard.
  • Command + Z – Undo the previous command.
  • Command + A – Select All items.
  • Command + B – Boldface the selected text, or turn boldfacing on or off.
  • Command + I – Italicize the selected text, or turn italics on or off.
  • Command + K – Add a web link.
  • Command + U – Underline the selected text, or turn underlining on or off.
  • Command + F – Find items in a document or open a Find window.
  • Command + G – Find the next occurrence of the item previously found.
  • Shift + Command + G –  Find the previous occurrence of the item found.
  • Command + H – Hide the windows of the front app.
  • Option + Command + H – View the front app, but hide all other apps.
  • Command + M – Minimize the front window to the Dock.
  • Command + O – Open the selected item.
  • Command + P –  Print the current document.
  • Command + S – Save the current document.
  • Command + T – Open a new tab.
  • Command + W – Close the front window.
  • Option + Command + W –  Close all windows of the app.
  • Option + Command + Esc – Force quit an app.
  • Command + Space bar: Show or hide the Spotlight search field.
  • Control + Command + Space bar – Show the Character Viewer, from which you can choose emoji and other symbols.
  • Control + Command + F – Use the app in full screen.
  • Space bar – Use Quick Look to preview the selected item.
  • Command + Tab – Switch to the next most recently used app.
  • Shift + Command + 3 – Take a screenshot of the entire screen.

Safari Short Cuts:

  • Arrow Keys – Scroll up, down, left, or right.
  • Option + Arrow Key – Scroll in larger increments.
  • Page Down / Space Bar – Scroll down a screen.
  • Page Up / Shift + Space Bar – Scroll up a screen.
  • Command + Up Arrow / Home – Scroll to the top-left of Page
  • Command + Down Arrow / End – Scroll to the bottom-left corner of page.
  • Tab – Highlight the next item on a webpage.
  • Shift + Command + \ – Show all tabs.
  • Command + Click a Link – Open a page in a new tab.
  • Command + 1 to Command + 9 – Select one of your first nine tabs.
  • Shift + Command + T – Reopen the last tab or window you closed.
  • Command + Home – Go to your homepage.
  • Esc – While typing in Smart Search, restore the current webpage address.
  • Esc – Close Reader.
  • Esc – Exit full-screen view.
  • Command + Plus Sign (+) – Zoom in website content.
  • Command + Minus Sign (-) – Zoom out website content.

In my next two blogs, I will help you understand different programs that come on your Windows and Apple Computers that help keep it up-to-date as well as running fast. I will also give you tips on when to run programs as well as why you should.

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Photo Credits: Apple Corporation

Though it is hard to believe, this doesn’t even scratch the surface of the different short cuts available. Check out Apple’s official page on short cuts to see if there are ones that you would be able to use on a regular basis and then comment them below so I can add them to my list!

Check out my previous Blogs for more useful tips:

5 Simple Steps to Keep Your Phone Running Healthy

Which Site is Best for You?

Ctrl + Help!

Stay Tech Savy!

1 Comment


    Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article! It is the little changes that will make the largest changes. Many thanks for sharing!

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