Master These 10 Mac Shortcuts to Work Faster and Smarter

On a busy day, you know exactly what it means to save time. It is known that you will leave your keypad and spill on your mouse or keypad.

Another way to save these seconds is to memorize Mac shortcuts to work faster and better. This will make your work much faster than just dropping it on a mouse or touchpad. So by using keyboard shortcuts saves you 64 hours each year.

I think you all know Command-C means copy and Command-V means paste, but there are a lot of other shortcuts besides that. The following commands have been set up for your product SkyRocket.

Before we start, here’re things to take note of:

  • The shortcuts I will discuss here are similar to the American layout keyboard.
  • Sometimes you may encounter two pairs of alternate console alternatives in Mac because the OS and the use of each other can conflict with each other. If you encounter such problems, please refer to Mac Support for your version of the operating system or you may refer to a utility request.

Okay, let’s get to it!

  1. Command+Shift + Three(3)

For full screen capture, press Command+ shift + 3.

  1. Command +Shift + Four(4)

You may similarly need to take a screen catch of a selected window from the entire screen.

Hit the Command +shift + four and as the desired window gets emphasized tap the mouse or trackpad.

  1. Command + Option + D

This shortcut helps you to hide or show the dock. It is particularly important in Macbooks where the screens are smaller and you need more real estate.

  1. Command + Q

If you want to stop an application at a point, you just need to click Command + Q and you are done.

  1. Command + T

With the dispatch of Mac OS Sierra, windows now can carry a tab. However, all the applications in Mac Sierra may not bolster multi-tab control. For the ones which do, you can press Command + T, to open another tab.

  1. Command + R

I write a lot of mails and a lot of people write to me as well. Hence when I want to reply to someone instead of hunting for the reply button, I simply click Command + R and a new reply box opens up.

It is important to note that this function is useful only when you are in your mailbox.

  1. Command + Spacebar

This is an amazing feature Apple has added to the Mac. If you are searching for something on your operating system or on the web then you can call for a spotlight, you can do this merely by holding Command + Spacebar.

8. Command + shift + ?

If you want to learn how a custom application works or are stuck up with troubleshooting of Mac, a quick shortcut from the keyboard for “Help”, then just hit Command + Shift + ?.

9. Command + OPTION + ESC.

Sometimes when working with an app, it might so happen that the system hangs and stops working. The mouse or touchpad is of no use and at that point just by pressing Command + option + esc together you can quit the application.

10. Command + X / C / V / Z

Although most readers would know this, these are important functions and worth mentioning. These four shortcuts – Cut, Copy, Paste and Undo can be summoned using Command + X/C/V/Z respectively.

Summing It Up

Depending on how you use your Mac and how you work with it, you’ll find a selection of these shortcuts, which will be extremely helpful.

If you are already using these shortcuts but adding some of them to your arsenal will save you those precious seconds that do not hinder your flow.

If you’re new to Apple, it can be a little tricky to get used to. However, once you get used to it, you will be much more productive.

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