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15 Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know: Mac Edition

Like I told the PC users yesterday, if you don't already know all the keyboard shortcuts, you're probably only half geek, but just in case you've missed a few along the way, check out these shortcuts that will surely make your life much easier.

  • Shift + Command + Delete = Empty Trash
  • Option + Shift + Command - Delete = Empty Trash without dialog
  • Shift + Command + N = New Folder
  • Command + O = Open
  • Command + S = Save
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  • Shift + Command + S = Save as
  • Command + P = Print
  • Command + W = Close Window
  • Option + Command + W = Close all Windows
  • Command + Delete = Move to Trash
  • Command + E = Eject
  • Command + Z = Undo
  • Command + X = Cut
  • Command + C = Copy
  • Command + V = Paste
  • Looking for more shortcuts? Check out Mac.com's guide.
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bjornwinner bjornwinner 9 years
i'm not biplatform -- i'm just bi-platform-curious!
redsugar redsugar 9 years
I'm biplatform.
Tech Tech 9 years
The command key is the one with the little apple on it, between the alt key and the space bar. Sorry for not being clearer...I know not everyone is a mac-addict!
Beaner Beaner 9 years
Umm...where's the Command button on a mac keyboard? Do you mean the Control key?
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