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    Default 200 + Productivity Booster Keyboard Shortcuts
    When I got my Macs I wanted to learn as much as I could about the keyboard shortcuts. As I knew they were different than windows. Here is a list of many useful keyboard shortcuts.

    1 Cmd-C Copy files
    2 Cmd-V Paste files
    3 Option-Drag Copy files to new location
    4 Cmd-Drag Move and auto-align icons
    5 Cmd-Delete Delete
    6 Cmd-Option-Drag Make alias
    7 Cmd-Shift-Delete Empty trash
    8 Cmd-Shift-Option-Delete Empty trash without warning
    9 Tab Select next field
    10 Shift-Tab Select previous field
    11 Return Perform default action
    12 Escape Close dialog box
    13 Page Up Scroll up list
    14 Up Arrow Select item above
    15 Page Down Scroll down list
    16 Down Arrow Select item below
    17 Cmd-Shift-G Open 'Go to Folder' dialog
    18 Cmd-Period[.] Close dialog box

    Exposť, Space, Dashboard
    and the System
    19 F8 Toggle Space
    20 Shift-F8 Toggle Space in slow motion
    21 F9 Show all open windows
    22 Shift-F9 Show all open windows in slow motion
    23 F10 Show all open windows for an application
    24 Shift-F10 Show all open windows for an application in slow

    Motion
    25 F11 Hide all windows
    26 Shift-F11 Hide all windows in slow motion
    27 F12 Open/close Dashboard
    28 Shift-F12 Slowly open/close Dashboard
    29 Option-Mouse Hover Reveal the close button of widget
    30 Shift-Click Close Button Animate closing widget in slow

    Motion
    31 Cmd-H Hide application
    32 Cmd-Option-H Hide other applications
    33 Cmd-Q Quit application
    34 Cmd-Shift-Q Quit all applications and log out
    35 Cmd-Option-Shift-Q Log out without warning
    36 Cmd-Tab Switch to next application
    37 Cmd-Shift-Tab Switch to previous application
    38 Option-Drag Adjust volume (on sound volume slider)
    39 Cmd-Drag Arrange menu bar items
    40 Option-Click Switch window and hide current window
    41 Control-Click Open contextual menu
    42 Cmd-Control-D See word definition (with mouse hover)

    Issue: Freeze
    43 Cmd-Period[.] Stop process
    44 Cmd-Option-Escape Open Force Quit
    45 Power Key Turn off
    46 Cmd-Option-Shift-Power Key Force shut down
    47 Cmd-Control-Power Key Force restart

    Full Keyboard Access
    48 Control-F1 Turn on/off full keyboard access
    49 Control-F2 Focusing menu bar
    50 Control-F3 Focusing Dock
    51 Control-F4 Move to next window
    52 Control-F5 Move to toolbar
    53 Control-F6 Move to a floating window
    54 Control-F7 Toggle keyboard access mode
    55 Control-F8 Focusing status menu in menu bar
    56 Cmd-Accent[`] Switch to next window within application
    57 Cmd-Shift-Accent[`] Switch to previous window within

    Application
    58 Cmd-Option-Accent[`] Move to sidebar
    59 Cmd-Option-T Toggle on/off character palette

    Finder
    60 Cmd-Click on Title See the path enclosing folders
    61 Cmd-Double-Click (on folder) Open folder in new window
    62 Option-Double-Click (on folder) Open folder in new window

    And Close Current Window
    63 Cmd-1 Switch to icon view
    64 Cmd-2 Switch to list view
    65 Cmd-Option-Right Arrow Expand folder
    66 Left Arrow Close folder
    67 Cmd-Down Arrow Open selected folder
    68 Cmd-Option-Down Arrow Open selected folder in new window

    And Close Current Folder
    69 Cmd-Shift-Option-Down Arrow Open selected folder in new window and close current folder in slow motion
    70 Cmd-Up Arrow Show enclosing folder
    71 Cmd-Option-Up Arrow Show enclosing folder and close current folder
    72 Cmd-3 Switch to column view
    73 Cmd-4 Switch to coverflow view
    74 Cmd-Y Toggle Quick Look mode
    75 Cmd-Option-Y Toggle Slideshow mode
    76 Cmd-Shift-H Open home folder
    77 Cmd-Option-Shift-Up Arrow Move focus to Desktop
    78 Cmd-Shift-I Open iDisk
    79 Cmd-Shift-D Open Desktop
    80 Cmd-Shift-C Open Computer area
    81 Cmd-Shift-K Open Network
    82 Cmd-Shift-A Open Applications
    83 Double-Click on Title Minimize window
    84 Cmd-M Minimize window
    85 Option-Click on button Apply action to all windows in active

    Application
    86 Hold-Scroll Bar Scroll quickly

    Search: Spotlight
    87 Cmd-Spacebar Activate/deactivate Spotlight
    88 Cmd-Option-Spacebar Open Spotlight window
    89 Cmd-Return Open the top hit
    90 Cmd-Down Arrow Move to next category
    91 Cmd-Up Arrow Move to previous category
    92 Cmd-Click Open selected item in Finder
    93 Escape Close Spotlight

    Utility: Print Screen
    94 Cmd-Shift-3 Take snapshot of the whole screen
    95 Cmd-Shift-4 Take snapshot of the selected area
    96 Cmd-Shift-4-Spacebar Take picture of a window
    97 Escape Cancel
    98 Hold Spacebar after Drawing the region Move the selected area
    99 Hold Option Resize selected area
    100 Hold Shift Resize selected area horizontally or vertically

    Application: Dock
    101 Drag the separator Resize Dock
    102 Option-Drag Resize Dock to fixed size
    103 Control-Click Show Dock's contextual menu
    104 Control-Click on icon Show item's contextual menu
    105 Cmd-Click Open the icon's enclosing folder
    106 Option-Click Switch to another and hide current application
    107 Cmd-Option-Click Switch to another application and hide all other applications
    108 Cmd-Option-Drop Force application to open files
    109 Cmd-Option-D Hide/unhide Dock

    Preference: Universal Access
    110 Cmd-Option-8 Turn zoom on/off
    111 Cmd-Option-Equal[=] Zoom in
    112 Control-Scroll Up Zoom in
    113 Cmd-Option-Hyphen[-] Zoom out
    114 Control-Scroll Down Zoom out
    115 Cmd-Option-Control-8 Invert color (try this on those iMacs in

    Apple Store)
    116 Control-Option-Cmd-Comma[,] Reduce contrast
    117 Control-Option-Cmd-Period[.] Increase contrast
    118 Cmd-F5 Toggle VoiceOver
    119 Shift-Shift-Shift-Shift-Shift (5 times) Toggle Sticky Keys
    120 Option-Option-Option-Option-Option (5 times) Toggle mouse keys

    Boot: Start Up
    These shortcuts only available during start up.
    121 Shift Prevent automatic login
    122 Shift Enter safe mode (hold down after startup tone and release after you see the progress indicator)
    123 Shift Prevent opening Login Items (after login)
    124 C Boot from CD
    125 N Boot from default NetBook disk
    126 T Start up in Target Disk Mode
    127 Option Select startup disk
    128 Cmd-X Start up using Mac OS X
    129 Hold Mouse Button Eject removable discs
    130 Cmd-Option-P-R Reset parameter RAM
    131 Cmd-V Verbose mode (detailed status message)
    132 Cmd-S Single user mode

    Browser: Safari
    133 Cmd-Option-F Move to Google Search Box
    134 Option-Up Arrow Scroll Up
    135 Option-Down Arrow Scroll Down
    136 Cmd-Click Link Open in new tab and stay in current tab
    137 Cmd-Shift-Click Link Open and go to new tab
    138 Cmd-Option-Click Link Open in new window
    139 Option-Click Close Button Close other tabs
    140 Cmd-Shift-] Select next tab
    141 Cmd-Shift-[ Select previous tab
    142 Cmd-Shift-H Go to homepage
    143 Cmd-Shift-K Toggle Block Pop-up Windows
    144 Cmd-Option-E Empty Cache
    145 Cmd-Option-R Reload page without Caching
    146 Cmd-F Search term in webpage
    147 Cmd-M Minimize Safari
    148 Shift-Click Button Animate slow motion effect
    149 Cmd-Plus[+] Increase font size
    150 Cmd-Hyphen[-] Reduce font size
    151 Cmd-0 Original font size

    Music: iTunes
    152 Return/Space Play
    153 Option-Right Arrow Select next album
    154 Option-Left Arrow Select previous album
    155 Cmd-Right Arrow Play next song
    156 Cmd-Left Arrow Play previous song
    157 Option-Click on Shuffle Button Reshuffle
    158 Cmd-Option-Down Arrow Mute
    159 Cmd-E Eject CD
    160 Cmd-T Turn on/off visualizer
    161 Cmd-F Turn on/off full screen mode
    162 Cmd-1 View iTunes window
    163 Cmd-2 View equalizer mode

    Terminal
    164 Double-Click Select word
    165 Triple-Click Select line
    166 Drag item to Terminal Add the complete path to that item
    167 Cmd-N Create new shell window
    168 Cmd-Shift-N Enter new command
    169 Cmd-Shift-K Connect to a server
    170 Cmd-Option-S Save text
    171 Cmd-Option-Shift-S Save selected text
    172 Cmd-I Show terminal inspector
    173 Cmd-T Create new tab
    174 Control-C Break

    Mail: Hello from Cupertino
    175 Cmd-N New message
    176 Cmd-Shift-N Get new mail
    177 Cmd-Option-N Open new viewer window
    178 Cmd-0 Open activity window
    179 Cmd-Shift-Y Add senders to address book
    180 Cmd-E Use selected text to find
    181 Cmd-C while selecting message Copy entire text of a message
    182 Cmd-Click on upper-right corner toolbar button Switch

    Different Toolbar Display
    183 Cmd-Single Quote['] Increase quote level
    184 Cmd-Option-Single Quote['] Decrease quote level
    185 Cmd-Shift-E Redirect message
    186 Cmd-Shift-F Forward message
    187 Hold Option when deleting message Prevent next message from being automatically marked as read
    188 Cmd-Shift-R Reply to all
    189 Cmd-Shift-B Bounce to sender
    190 Cmd-Shift-T Convert message to rich text or plain text
    191 Cmd-Left Brace[{] Align left
    192 Cmd-Vertical Bar[|] Align center
    193 Cmd-Right Brace[}] Align right
    194 Cmd-Colon[:] Check spelling
    195 Cmd-Semicolon[;] Flag misspelling of selected word

    Front Row
    196 Cmd-Esc Open/close Front Row or return to previous menu
    197 Spacebar, Return Select item in a menu
    198 Up Arrow, Down Arrow Change volume
    199 Right Arrow, Left Arrow Go to next or previous selection

    Address Book
    200 Cmd-1 View card and columns
    201 Cmd-2 View only card
    202 Cmd-3 View directories
    203 Cmd-Right Bracket[']'] Next card
    204 Cmd-Left Bracker['['] Previous card
    205 Cmd-Vertical Line[|] Merge selected cards
    206 Cmd-Backslash[\] Set as company card

    Image Editor: Adobe Photoshop
    207 Cmd-Shift-M Edit in ImageReady
    208 Cmd-Option-W Close all
    209 Cmd-Option-S Save as
    210 Cmd-Option-Shift-S Save for Web
    211 Cmd-Option-Shift-I File info
    212 Cmd-Option-P Print with Preview
    213 Cmd-Option-Shift-P Print one copy
    214 Cmd-Shift-F Fade
    215 Cmd-Shift-C Copy merged
    216 Cmd-Shift-V Paste into
    217 Shift-F5 Fill with color
    218 Cmd-Shift-T Transform Again
    219 Cmd-Option-Shift-K Show keyboard shortcuts
    220 Cmd-L Adjust levels
    221 Cmd-M Adjust curves
    222 Cmd-B Adjust color balance
    223 Cmd-U Adjust hue/saturation
    224 Cmd-Option-C Change canvas size
    225 Cmd-Shift-N Create new layer
    226 Cmd-J Layer via copy
    227 Cmd-Shift-J Layer via cut
    228 Cmd-Option-G Create/release clipping mask
    229 Cmd-G Group layers
    230 Cmd-Shift-E Merge visible
    231 Cmd-Shift-I Select inverse
    232 Cmd-Option-A Select all layers
    233 Shift-F6 Select feather (Cmd-Option-D has been assigned to hide Dock)
    234 Cmd-Option-V Filter vanishing point
    235 Cmd-Plus[+] Zoom in
    236 Cmd-0 Fit on screen
    237 Cmd-Option-0 Display actual pixels
    238 Cmd-Single Quote['] Show grid
    239 Cmd-Semicolon[;] Show guides
    240 Cmd-R Show rulers

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    Damn that is a ton! But I found a bunch that I wasn't aware of, thanks! great post!
    i LOVE apple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannagotopopeyes View Post
    Damn that is a ton! But I found a bunch that I wasn't aware of, thanks! great post!
    Thanks so much!

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