What are the combinations and hotkeys on the MacBook

Most Mac users know that Command-C means copying, and Command-V does an insert. But there are many other useful combinations and keyboard shortcuts that make life easier for MacBook users.

This collection of keyboard shortcuts for macOS can help users get the most out of their MacBook Pro, MacBook and iMac laptops.

  • Command-X : Cut the selected object and copy it to the clipboard.
  • Command-C : Copy the selected object to the clipboard. This shortcut also works for files in the Finder.
  • Command-V : Paste the contents of the clipboard into the current document or program. This shortcut also works for files in the Finder.
  • Command-Z : Undo the previous command. Cancel can also be reversed by pressing Command-Shift-Z to repeat the canceled command. In some programs, you can undo and redo the last few commands.
  • Command-A : select all objects.
  • Command-F : Find objects in the document or open the Find window.
  • Command-G : Search for the next occurrence of a previously found object. To find the previous occurrence, press the Shift-Command-G keys.
  • Command-H : hides the active program window. To leave the active program window open, but to hide all the others, press the Option-Command-H keys.
  • Command-M : Collapses the active window into the icon in the Dock. To collapse all windows of the active program, press the Option-Command-M keys.
  • Command-O : Open the selected object or open a dialog box that allows you to select a file to open.
  • Command-P : prints the current document.
  • Command-S : Saves the current document.
  • Command-T : Opens a new tab.
  • Command-W : closes the active window. To close all program windows, press the Option-Command-W keys.
  • Option-Command-Esc : forced shutdown of the program.
  • Command-Space : Displays or hides the Spotlight search field. To search for Spotlight in the Finder window, press Command-Option-Space. (If you use multiple input sources for typing in different languages, these shortcuts change the input sources instead of calling Spotlight.) Learn how to change the conflicting keyboard shortcut.)
  • Control-Command-Space : displays the “Symbols” panel, from which you can select emoji and other symbols.
  • Control-Command-F : switch to full-screen mode (if supported by the program).
  • Spacebar: Use the Quick View for the selected object.
  • Command-Tab : switch to the next recently used program among open programs.
  • Shift-Command-3 : Create a snapshot of the entire screen. Other keyboard shortcuts for screen shots.
  • Shift-Command-N : Create a new folder in the Finder.
  • Command-Comma (,) : Opens the active program settings window.

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