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Often-Used Mac OS X Shortcuts for Laptops

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Topic Page

Often used Mac OS X Command ( ) +Alpha Shortcuts For Office 2

Mac OS X Laptop F-key Shortcuts (All Applications) 2

Mac OS X Office Shortcuts With the Laptop Function (fn) Key 3

Laptop Function (fn)+(Keystroke) for Converting to Numeric Keypad 3

Other Common Mac OS X Shortcuts For Office 4

Mac OS X Command ( ) +Alpha Shortcuts For Entourage 5

Other Common Mac OS X Shortcuts For Entourage 5

Mac OS X Command ( ) +Alpha Shortcuts For Various Applications 6

Common Mac OS Command ( ) +Button Shortcuts 7

Mac OS X One, Two, or Three-Button Shortcuts/Keystrokes 8

Mac OS X Shortcuts for the Dock 9

Commonly Used Mac OS X Symbols


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NOTE: Applications such as Dreamweaver, Flash, iTunes, Inspiration,


SmartBaord, GarageBand, iMovie, iPhoto, iWeb, iLive, ComicLife, MailMerge,
etc. and specific Office functions such as ‘columns’ and ’outline’ contain
application-specific shortcuts which are not listed in this document.

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Often used Mac OS X Command ( )+Alpha
Shortcuts For Office
+A Select All +O Open doc/app
+B Bold +P Print (skip print menu)
+C Copy +Q Quit current app
+D Change font +R Text align right
+E Text align center +S Save
+F Find +T Move left margin right
+G Go to or Guides(ppt) +U Underline
+H Hide +V Paste
+I Get Information or + W Close window
Italic +X Cut
+J Justify Text +Y Redo
+K Insert hyperlink +Z Undo
+L Text align left +(,) comma Opens
+M Minimize Window ‘Preferences’
+N New page, doc or email + (/) slash Opens Help
Men
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Mac OS X F-key Laptop Shortcuts (All Applications)


F1 Decrease screen F8 Select text by steps
brightness F9 Exposé for all open
F2 Increase screen brightness windows
F3 Mute (Panther and newer)
F4 Lower volume F10 Exposé for all open
F5 Increase volume windows
F6 Lock number keys (in selected
F7 External/Internal screen applications)

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F11 Exposé to reveal desktop F12 Dashboard (Tiger only)
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Mac OS X Office Laptop Shortcuts with the
Function (fn) Key
Fn+F1 Undo windows
Fn+F2 cut (Panther and newer)
Fn+F4 paste Fn+F10 Exposé for all windows in
Fn+F5 go to selected application
Fn+F7 spelling Fn+F11 Exposé to reveal desktop
Fn+F8 select text by steps Fn+F12 Dashboard (Tiger only)
Fn+F9 Exposé for all

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Function+(Keystroke) for Converting Laptop Keys


to Numeric Keypad
The function (fn) key can be used for temporary usage of the numeric
keypad.
For continuous use, press the num lock (F6) key.
Fn+M 0 Fn+8 8
Fn+J 1 Fn+9 9
Fn+K 2 Fn+(/) + (add)
Fn+L 3 Fn+(;) - (subtract)
Fn+U 4 Fn+(-) = (equals)
Fn+I 5 Fn+P * (multiply)
Fn+O 6 Fn+(.) . (decimal)
Fn+7 7
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Other Mac OS X Shortcuts For Office
+shift+H Find and Replace +option+I Show
Attributes
+option+L Spelling +option+M New Paragraph
+shift+P View Project Gallery +option+R Thesaurus
+shift+S Save As +option+W Close All windows
+option+esc Force quit +option+G Delete
Entire Word
+right arrow Move curser to end of current line
+left arrow Move curser to start of current line
+1 Format Cells (Excel)
+6 Open New Workbook (Excel)
+8 Show Outline Symbols (Excel)
+ (;)semicolon Add Current Time to Cell (Excel)
+ (-)minus Add Current Date to Cell (Excel)
ctrl+click (on misspelled word) Suggested spellings
option+(keyboard stroke) Insert various symbols
option+shift+(keyboard stroke) Insert various symbols
option+left arrow Move curser left one word
option+right arrow Move curser right one word
option+up arrow Move curser up one line
option+down arrow Move curser down one line
option+drag Select rectangular area (noncontiguous)
option+drag Selection copy text
shift+any of the above Extend selection by segmented amounts
highlight+click then drag Select then move text
double-click then drag Select text, wrapping to word ends
triple-click then drag Select text, wrapping to paragraph ends
shift+select text with mouse Add to selection (contiguous)
+select text with mouse Add to selection (noncontiguous)
+option+drag Add rectangular area to selection

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Mac OS X Command+Alpha Shortcuts For


Entourage

+A Select All +M Minimize Window


+B Bold (+ E) +N New Mail Message
+C Copy +O Open (Email)
+E Add Attachments +P Print (skip print menu)
+F Find +Q Quit current (open) app
+G Go to +R Reply (to message)
+H Hide +S Save (as Draft)
+I Folder Properties +T Mark as Read

+J Forward (message) +U Underline

+K Send & Receive All +V Paste

or Insert + W Close

hyperlink +X Cut

+L Refresh Message List +Y Redo


+Z Undo

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Other Common Mac OS X Shortcuts For


Entourage

+shift+R Reply to all +option+R Reply to Sender


+shift+T Mark as Unread +option+T Mark All as Unread
+shift+J Mark as Junk +delete Move to Trash
+ (‘)(apostrophe) Flag

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+ (=) (equal) Add to Address Book
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Mac OS X Command ( )+Alpha Shortcuts
For Various Applications
+A Select All +N New Finder Window
+B Browser Bookmarks +O Open
+C Copy +P Print
+D Duplicate +Q Quit current (open) app
+E Eject +R Show Original
+F Find +S Save
+G (none) +T Add to Sidebar
+H Scroll open apps +U (none)
+ I Get Information +V Paste

+J Show View Options + W Close Window

+K Connect to Server +X Cut

+L Make Alias +Y Redo

+M Minimize +Z Undo

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Common Mac OS X Command+Button Shortcuts
+(?) Help

+delete Eject or Delete file


+shift+3 Take picture of entire screen save to desktop
+shift+4 Take picture of part of screen save to desktop
+shift+ctrl+3 Take picture of entire screen store on
clipboard
+shift ctrl+4 Take picture of part of screen store on
clipboard
+shift+Q Log out
+shift+option+Q Log out without confirmation
+ctrl+eject Restart
+option+ctrl+eject Shut down
+tab Cycle through open applications
+shift+tab Cycle backwards through open applications
c +(`)(apostrophe) Cycle between open windows in the
open application
+shift+(`)(apostrophe) Cycle between open windows in the
selected application in reverse direction
+space Activate Spotlight (Tiger) or switch between
keyboard layouts (pre-Tiger systems)
com +option+ctrl ,(comma) Decrease the screen contrast
com +option+ctrl .(period) Increase the screen contrast
com +option+8 Turn screen zooming on or off
com +option+(=)equal Zoom in (if screen zooming is on)
com +option+(+)plus Zoom out
+option+D Hide/unhide dock
c +option+eject Sleep now
+shift+N New Folder
+option+N New Smart Folder

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+option+ctrl+8 Invert the screen colors
com +1 View options as Icons
+2 View options as Lists
+3 View options as Columns
+shift+(?) (add to Del.icio.us bookmarks – when installed)
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Mac OS X One, Two, or Three-Button


Shortcuts/Keystrokes

+(spacebar) Show or hide Spotlight search field


+option+(spacebar) Show or hide Spotlight search window
spacebar (when dragging file onto folder) Open folder
ctrl+F4 Cycle between open windows in all applications
ctrl+shift+F4 Cycle between open windows in all applications
in reverse direction
ctrl+F8 Open Internet Connect
Ctrl+esc Hide and show Front Row
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Mac OS X Shortcuts for the DOCK
The terms "click" and "press" are used to express nuance in using your mouse--a
click is quick and a press is a longer hold. To”press” the mouse button means
that you hold the button down until the desired action happens.
"Drag" means to move your mouse while pressing (holding).

click
Brings the item forward, or opens it if not already open.
Brings minimized windows out of the Dock.
press
Reveals contextual menu for item. Menu choices vary per
application or file.

+option+D
Hide or Show the Dock

ctrl+click
Reveals contextual menu for item. Menu choices vary per
application or file. When used on Dock separator, it reveals
Dock preferences.

+click
Reveals the original item location in its Finder.

+option+click
Hides other open items, in addition to click action.

option+press
Force Quit replaces Quit in menu, in addition to press action.

press+drag (a Dock item from the Dock)


Removes item from the Dock.

+drag (a Dock item from the Dock)


Copy the item without removing it from the Dock.

+drag (an item to the Dock)


Create a Dock item without moving (sliding) existing Dock items
while dragging. You might use this feature when dragging to a
folder icon on the Dock, for example.

+option+drag (a file to an application's Dock icon)


Attempt to open the file with the application regardless of file
type or what application the file is

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associated with (if any). The application may or may
not be able to open the file.

option+drag
When used on Dock separator, resizes Dock to common
icon sizes (128 by 128, 64 by 64, 32 by 32, 16 by 16).

shift+click
This applies to minimized windows only. The item is de-
minimized in slow motion. You can see the item
minimized in slow motion by pressing Shift while minimizing it.

shift+drag
When used on Dock separator, changes Dock position on screen
(left, bottom, right).

A pop-up menu in the Dock offers you a hierarchical submenu structure.


To create a pop-up menu in the Dock, simply drag a disk or folder icon into the
Dock, between the dividing line and the Trash. Disks and folders in the Dock must
be placed to the right of or below the divider.

(Folder)+drag into Dock


Dragging a folder or disk to the Dock provides a hierarchical
pop-up menu.

THEN:
Click Item opens in a Finder window

Ctrl+click A pop-up menu with hierarchical submenus appears.


Use submenus to navigate through folders to a file

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Commonly Used Mac OS X Symbols

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