Mac OS X Leopard: 200+ Productivity Booster Keyboard Shortcuts

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Keyboard Shortcuts Find more sources/options for Keyboard Shortcuts

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Cmd-C Cmd-V Option-Drag Cmd-Drag Cmd-Delete Cmd-Option-Drag Cmd-Shift-Delete Cmd-Shift-Option-Delete

Copy files Paste files Copy files to new location Move and auto-align icons Delete Make alias Empty trash Empty trash without warning

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Tab Shift-Tab Return Escape Page Up Up Arrow Page Down Down Arrow Cmd-Shift-G Cmd-Period[.]

Select next field Select previous field Perform default action Close dialog box Scroll up list Select item above Scroll down list Select item below Open 'Go to Folder' dialog Close dialog box

Exposé, Space, Dashboard and the System

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F8 Shift-F8 F9 Shift-F9 F10 Shift-F10 F11 Shift-F11 F12 Shift-F12 Option-Mouse Hover Shift-Click Close Button Cmd-H Cmd-Option-H Cmd-Q Cmd-Shift-Q Cmd-Option-ShiftQ Cmd-Tab Cmd-Shift-Tab Option-Drag Cmd-Drag Option-Click Control-Click

Toggle Space Toggle Space in slow motion Show all open windows Show all open windows in slow motion Show all open windows for an application Show all open windows for an application in slow motion Hide all windows Hide all windows in slow motion Open/close Dashboard Slowly open/close Dashboard Reveal the close button of widget Animate closing widget in slow motion Hide application Hide other applications Quit application Quit all applications and log out Log out without warning Switch to next application Switch to previous application Adjust volume (on sound volume slider) Arrange menu bar items Switch window and hide current window Open contextual menu



See word definition (with mouse hover)

Issue: Freeze

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Cmd-Period[.] Cmd-Option-Escape Power Key Cmd-Option-Shift-Power Key Cmd-Control-Power Key

Stop process Open Force Quit Turn off Force shut down Force restart

Full Keyboard Access
48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 Control-F1 Control-F2 Control-F3 Control-F4 Control-F5 Control-F6 Control-F7 Control-F8 Cmd-Accent[`] Cmd-Shift-Accent[`] Cmd-Option-Accent[`] Cmd-Option-T Turn on/off full keyboard access Focusing menu bar Focusing Dock Move to next window Move to toolbar Move to a floating window Toggle keyboard access mode Focusing status menu in menu bar Switch to next window within application Switch to previous window within application Move to sidebar Toggle on/off character palette


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Cmd-Click on Title Cmd-Double-Click (on folder)

See the path enclosing folders Open folder in new window

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Option-DoubleClick (on folder) Cmd-1 Cmd-2 Cmd-Option-Right Arrow Left Arrow Cmd-Down Arrow Cmd-Option-Down Arrow Cmd-Shift-OptionDown Arrow Cmd-Up Arrow Cmd-Option-Up Arrow Cmd-3 Cmd-4 Cmd-Y Cmd-Option-Y Cmd-Shift-H Cmd-Option-ShiftUp Arrow Cmd-Shift-I Cmd-Shift-D Cmd-Shift-C Cmd-Shift-K Cmd-Shift-A Double-Click on Title Cmd-M Option-Click on button Hold-Scroll Bar

Open folder in new window and close current window Switch to icon view Switch to list view Expand folder Close folder Open selected folder Open selected folder in new window and close current folder Open selected folder in new window and close current folder in slow motion Show enclosing folder Show enclosing folder and close current folder Switch to column view Switch to coverflow view Toggle Quick Look mode Toggle Slideshow mode Open home folder Move focus to Desktop Open iDisk Open Desktop Open Computer area Open Network Open Applications Minimize window Minimize window Apply action to all windows in active application Scroll quickly

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Search: Spotlight

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Cmd-Spacebar Cmd-Option-Spacebar Cmd-Return Cmd-Down Arrow Cmd-Up Arrow Cmd-Click Escape

Activate/deactivate Spotlight Open Spotlight window Open the top hit Move to next category Move to previous category Open selected item in Finder Close Spotlight

Utility: Print Screen

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Cmd-Shift-3 Cmd-Shift-4 Cmd-Shift-4-Spacebar Escape Hold Spacebar after Drawing the region Hold Option Hold Shift

Take snapshot of the whole screen Take snapshot of the selected area Take picture of a window Cancel Move the selected area Resize selected area Resize selected area horizontally or vertically

Application: Dock

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Drag the separator Option-Drag Control-Click Control-Click on icon Cmd-Click Option-Click Cmd-OptionClick Cmd-OptionDrop Cmd-Option-D

Resize Dock Resize Dock to fixed size Show Dock's contextual menu Show item's contextual menu Open the icon's enclosing folder Switch to another and hide current application Switch to another application and hide all other applications Force application to open files Hide/unhide Dock

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Preference: Universal Access

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Cmd-Option-8 Cmd-Option-Equal[=] Control-Scroll Up Cmd-Option-Hyphen[-] Control-Scroll Down Cmd-Option-Control-8 Control-Option-Cmd-Comma[,] Control-Option-Cmd-Period[.] Cmd-F5 Shift-Shift-Shift-Shift-Shift (5 times) Option-Option-Option-OptionOption (5 times)

Turn zoom on/off Zoom in Zoom in Zoom out Zoom out Invert color (try this on those iMacs in Apple Store) Reduce contrast Increase contrast Toggle VoiceOver Toggle Sticky Keys


Toggle mouse keys

Boot: Start Up

These shortcuts only available during start up.
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 Shift Shift Shift C N T Option Cmd-X Hold 129 Mouse Button Eject removable discs Prevent automatic login Enter safe mode (hold down after startup tone and release after you see the progress indicator) Prevent opening Login Items (after login) Boot from CD Boot from default NetBook disk Start up in Target Disk Mode Select startup disk Start up using Mac OS X

Button Cmd130 Option-PR 131 132 Cmd-V Cmd-S Verbose mode (detailed status message) Single user mode Reset parameter RAM

Browser: Safari

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Cmd-Option-F Option-Up Arrow Option-Down Arrow Cmd-Click Link Cmd-Shift-Click Link Cmd-Option-Click Link Option-Click Close Button Cmd-Shift-] Cmd-Shift-[ Cmd-Shift-H Cmd-Shift-K Cmd-Option-E Cmd-Option-R Cmd-F Cmd-M Shift-Click Button Cmd-Plus[+] Cmd-Hyphen[-] Cmd-0

Move to Google Search Box Scroll Up Scroll Down Open in new tab and stay in current tab Open and go to new tab Open in new window Close other tabs Select next tab Select previous tab Go to homepage Toggle Block Pop-up Windows Empty Cache Reload page without Caching Search term in webpage Minimize Safari Animate slow motion effect Increase font size Reduce font size Original font size

Music: iTunes

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Return/Space Option-Right Arrow Option-Left Arrow Cmd-Right Arrow Cmd-Left Arrow Option-Click on Shuffle Button Cmd-Option-Down Arrow Cmd-E Cmd-T Cmd-F Cmd-1 Cmd-2

Play Select next album Select previous album Play next song Play previous song Reshuffle Mute Eject CD Turn on/off visualizer Turn on/off full screen mode View iTunes window View equalizer mode


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Double-Click Triple-Click Drag item to Terminal Cmd-N Cmd-Shift-N Cmd-Shift-K Cmd-Option-S Cmd-Option-Shift-S Cmd-I Cmd-T Control-C

Select word Select line Add the complete path to that item Create new shell window Enter new command Connect to a server Save text Save selected text Show terminal inspector Create new tab Break

Mail: Hello from Cupertino

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Cmd-N Cmd-Shift-N Cmd-Option-N Cmd-0 Cmd-Shift-Y Cmd-E Cmd-C while selecting message Cmd-Click on upper-right corner toolbar button Cmd-Single Quote['] Cmd-Option-Single Quote['] Cmd-Shift-E Cmd-Shift-F Hold Option when deleting message Cmd-Shift-R Cmd-Shift-B Cmd-Shift-T Cmd-Left Brace[{] Cmd-Vertical Bar[|] Cmd-Right Brace[}] Cmd-Colon[:] Cmd-Semicolon[;]

New message Get new mail Open new viewer window Open activity window Add senders to address book Use selected text to find Copy entire text of a message

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Switch different toolbar display Increase quote level Decrease quote level Redirect message Forward message Prevent next message from being automatically marked as read Reply to all Bounce to sender Convert message to rich text or plain text Align left Align center Align right Check spelling Flag misspelling of selected word

Front Row



Open/close Front Row or return to previous menu

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Cmd-Esc Spacebar, Return Up Arrow, Down Arrow Right Arrow, Left Arrow

menu Select item in a menu Change volume


Go to next or previous selection

Address Book

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Cmd-1 Cmd-2 Cmd-3 Cmd-Right Bracket[']'] Cmd-Left Bracker['['] Cmd-Vertical Line[|] Cmd-Backslash[\]

View card and columns View only card View directories Next card Previous card Merge selected cards Set as company card

Image Editor: Adobe Photoshop

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Cmd-Shift-M Cmd-Option-W Cmd-Option-S Cmd-OptionShift-S Cmd-OptionShift-I Cmd-Option-P Cmd-OptionShift-P Cmd-Shift-F Cmd-Shift-C

Edit in ImageReady Close all Save as Save for Web

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File info Print with Preview Print one copy Fade Copy merged

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Cmd-Shift-V Shift-F5 Cmd-Shift-T Cmd-OptionShift-K Cmd-L Cmd-M Cmd-B Cmd-U Cmd-Option-C Cmd-Shift-N Cmd-J Cmd-Shift-J Cmd-Option-G Cmd-G Cmd-Shift-E Cmd-Shift-I Cmd-Option-A Shift-F6 Cmd-Option-V Cmd-Plus[+] Cmd-0 Cmd-Option-0 Cmd-Single Quote['] CmdSemicolon[;] Cmd-R

Paste into Fill with color Transform Again Show keyboard shortcuts Adjust levels Adjust curves Adjust color balance Adjust hue/saturation Change canvas size Create new layer Layer via copy Layer via cut Create/release clipping mask Group layers Merge visible Select inverse Select all layers Select feather (Cmd-Option-D has been assigned to hide Dock) Filter vanishing point Zoom in Fit on screen Display actual pixels Show grid

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Show guides Show rulers

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133 COMMENTS (RSS) I am missing one shortcut by the mail app. If your write a mail and want to send it without touching the mouse press: command + shift + d.

DEMON November 22nd, 2007 Time: 04:15 AM

Fantastic list! Definitely going to bookmark this one.

Matt Myers

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