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Familiarity With Some Of The Most Commonly Used Shortcut Keys In The Mac OS (Macos)

Removing The Hands From The Keyboard And Constantly Changing Their Position Between The Keyboard And The Mouse Is Very Effective In Significantly Reducing The Speed Of Working With The Computer, Especially When Typing, So Keyboard Shortcuts Are Very Valuable Among Users And Some People They Print And Keep The Most Important And Most Used Shortcuts Available.

Shortcut Keys, If you remember, we have already learned about some of the most important shortcuts in the Windows operating system in a post.

Fortunately, the Macintosh platform(macOS) also has a comprehensive list of various shortcuts, and in this article, it was decided to list some of the most used ones. Shortcut keys allow you to control your PC in a completely professional way without taking your hands off the keyboard, which can be very helpful not only in boosting your confidence but also in speeding up the process.

Move the mouse pointer.

When typing a text, you can use the arrow keys to move the mouse cursor or press the Enter key to start a new paragraph; However, if the Option or Command key is added to the shortcut as a modifier, it is possible to execute more complex commands, some of the most important of which are listed below:

Key combination Option + Left Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the word before.

Key combination Option + Right Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the next word.

Key combination Command + Left Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the current line.

Key combination Command + Right Arrow: Move the cursor to the end of the current line.

Key combination Option + Up Arrow: Move the cursor to the beginning of the current paragraph.

Key combination Option + Down Arrow: Move the cursor to the end of the current paragraph.

Shift + Enter key combination: Start a new line in applications such as Messages, Slack, or WYSIWYG editor.

Select text

It is possible to select and highlight a word, a sentence, or a part of the text using the mouse, but performing the relevant actions using keyboard shortcuts effectively increases the typing speed.

Key combination Shift + Left Arrow or Shift + Right Arrow: highlight (select) character before or after.

Key combination Shift + Up Arrow or Shift + Down Arrow: highlight the line before or after the text.

Key combination Shift + Command + Up Arrow or Shift + Command + Down Arrow: highlight the text in the upper or lower current position marker type.

Key combination Shift + Command + Left Arrow or Shift + Command + Right Arrow: highlight the text to the left or right of the current position indicator type.

Command + A key combination: Select all text.

Copy (Copy) and paste (Paste) the text

Copying and pasting are possible with the mouse, but when you are typing an article as an example, and you want to copy part of the text, using the mouse can be very effective in slowing down (especially using a laptop touchpad). ). Fortunately, the Mac OS makes it much easier to use these keyboard shortcuts.

Command + C key combination: Copy content to clipboard memory.

Command + X key combination: Cut the content in the clipboard memory.

Command + V key combination: Paste (paste) content from the clipboard memory.

Key combination Option + Command + Shift + V: paste content from the memory clipboard and comply with style format Editor relevant (for example, if part of a text from within a website, copy and use this shortcut in a Word document Paste, the operating system automatically ignores the web format and enters the text according to the style of the editor (font, font size, etc.), which in itself is effective in preventing the template from crashing).

Delete text

Deleting texts on a Mac can be done using a variety of methods, the shortcuts of which are as follows:

Delete key: Delete the previous character.

Option + Delete key combination: Delete the previous word.

Function + Delete key combination: Delete the next character.

Key combination Function + Option + Delete: Delete the word later.

Command + Delete key combination: Delete the line to the left of the mouse pointer.

Key combination Shift + Command + Delete: Delete the line to the right of the cursor.

 Text formatting

Combining shortcuts attributed to text formatting using commands to change the typewriter is also possible using the corresponding combination keys. In this case, you no longer need to use the mouse to press the relevant command icon through the ribbon bar in Word editor software or similar applications.

Command + B key combination: Bold the selected text.

Command + I key combination: Italicize the selected text.

Command + U key combination: Drag the line below the selected text.

Command + K key combination: Create a hyperlink of the selected text (executable in some specific applications).

Option + Command + C key combination : Select text style (executable in some specific applications).

Option + Command + V key combination : Paste text style (executable in some special applications).

Some other common functions

Below is a list of the most common shortcuts between different applications and text editors, and knowing them can be very effective in speeding up the system.

Function + Up Arrow or Function + Down Arrow shortcut keys: Go to the previous or next page.

Command + Z shortcuts: Undo the last change.

Command + Shift + Z shortcut keys: Redo the last change removed (by the previous command).

Command + F shortcut keys: Run the Finder tool to search for the document.

Command + G shortcuts: Find an example or example after a content.

Press Option + Command + G: Find previous instance or example of content.

Command + S key combination: Save the current document.

Command + O shortcut keys: Open a file.

Command + P shortcut keys: Print the current document.

Command + N shortcut keys: Open a new document.

Command + T shortcut keys: Open a new tab (executable in applications such as browsers, Apple Notes, Pages, etc.).