Apple Keyboard Shortcuts and Touchpad Commands
If you are used to a Windows user interface and use keyboard shortcuts, then when you alternate and use a Mac, it has a different set of keyboard shortcuts and Touchpad commands you’ll want to learn and remember. Below is my list of Apple keyboard shortcuts and Touchpad features I use most often.
Apple Keyboard Shortcuts
Command + C = Copy
Command + X = Cut
Command + V = Paste
Command + Shift + 3 = Full screenshot
Command + Shift + 4 = Active selection screenshot
Command + R during the photo preview = Rotate the photo preview (used in the image above).
Command + Blank = Switch input method in different languages
Command + Option + Esc = Mandatory quit process
Command + F5 or fn + Command + F5 = Turn VoiceOver on or off
Control + Option + Command + , = Reduce contrast
Control + Option + Command +. = Increase contrast
Option + Control + Command + 8 = Invert/revert the screen colors
Control + F2 = Move focus to the menu bar
Control + F3 = Move focus to the Dock
Command + ? = Open the application’s help in Help Viewer
Option + Command + D = Show or hide the Dock
Command + F = Open a Find window
Option + Command + F = Move to the search field control
Apple Startup Keyboard Shortcuts – very useful on data backup/restore, installation as well as trouble shooting.
Command + R = Launch Mac OS X Utilities Tool
Option key = Display all bootable volumes, load the boot options (such as which hard disk will be selected as boot devices etc)
Shift key = start up safe mode
C key = Start from a bootable disc (DVD, CD)
N key = Start from NetBoot server
Apple Touchpad Commands
Two-Finger Scroll =Scroll through documents, websites, and more.
Two-Finger Tap=Right click
Three-Finger Scroll =Scroll through different panes, similar as Tablet Or Phone’s panel shift.
Let me know of other shortcuts you use most often.