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May 20, 2010 2:28 PM Subscribe
Teach me some great Mac keyboard shortcuts. Nothing is too obscure.
posted by Herschel to computers & internet (63 answers total) 173 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an absolute wizard at navigating Windows with the keyboard. I've moved nagging offscreen windows onto the screen by using Alt+Space, M, and then the arrow keys. I use Windows Key + PauseBrk to get to my device manager. To run IE, I hit Windows Key + R and type iexplore.
In the past few months, I've got a MacBook, and I'm struggling to get up to my Windows speed. I've finally deciphered the Mac OS modifier key symbols and learned the obvious stuff -- Command + Space for Spotlight, which I use to run most programs quickly, Command + ` to cycle between tabs/subwindows. I even picked up the pretty useless Command+Option+Control+8 to invert the colors.
But I'm really missing that extra oomph. I still fumble through file dialogs, having to switch to touchpad. The Finder still boggles me. So what are some really useful and great keyboard shortcuts in OS X?