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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 10 years
i'm not biplatform -- i'm just bi-platform-curious!
redsugar redsugar 10 years
I'm biplatform.
Tech Tech 10 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 10 years
Umm...where's the Command button on a mac keyboard? Do you mean the Control key?
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