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Save time with Mac keyboard shortcuts — Apple Support

February 28, 2020

Why go the long way? Save time while working on your
Mac with keyboard shortcuts. Here are a few
to get you started. If you’re running
macOS Mojave or later, you can press
Shift + Command + 5 to open the Screenshot app. From there,
take a screenshot, record your screen,
and more, all of which will be saved
to your Desktop by default. Want to switch between apps? Hold down Command and press Tab to see all of the apps
you have open. Then, tap the Tab key until you land on the app
you want to switch to, and release Command
to change it. When you’re in the Finder, you can change
the file layout view by holding Command
and keys 1 through 4. Press Command + 2
to switch to list view, Command + 3
for column view, Command + 4
for gallery view, and Command + 1
for icon view. You can also
select multiple files by pressing the Command key while clicking
the documents you want. ♪ And use Quick Look to view
a scrollable preview of a file. Just select a file
and press the Space bar. No more funky formatting when you’re pasting something
from your clip board. Just hold down
Option + Shift + Command + V to paste and match style. To look up
the definition of something while you’re in an app
or on the web, highlight the text and press
Control + Command + D. Quickly find the right
emoji or special character by bringing up
the character viewer. All you have to do is hold
Control + Command + Space bar. Now you can find the right emoji
or special character. To find apps and documents
on your computer, or information
from the web, you can use Spotlight. Bring it up by pressing
Command + Space. ♪ Instead of having multiple
Safari windows open, open a new tab
by pressing Command + T. Then close it by pressing
Command + W. And press Control + Tab
to switch active tabs. ♪ To hide the active app,
press Command + H. This won’t quit the app,
but it will minimize the window. You can reopen it
from the Dock. When you’re in an app, find out what shortcuts
you can use by clicking anywhere
on the menu. Shortcuts will appear
next to menu items. For everything else,
there’s also the Help menu, which is just a
Shift + Command + ? away. Now you can try Mac
keyboard shortcuts out for yourself. For more tips on how
to make the most of your Mac, subscribe to the
Apple Support channel, or click another video
to keep watching. ♪

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  • Reply Pizza Boy Fanatic February 25, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    I love it

  • Reply Seallbay the Tech Enthusiast February 25, 2020 at 8:15 pm


  • Reply Evan Tso February 25, 2020 at 8:17 pm


  • Reply Orlando VATV February 25, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Command Apple Support

  • Reply Саша Лобанов February 25, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Wow! That’s really helpful! Thank you very much!

  • Reply Alessandro Bortoluzzi February 25, 2020 at 8:32 pm


  • Reply Paul Martin February 25, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    I always am amazed how little people know about using computers – even so called ‘digital natives’. Most of them are hopeless (although they’re great at posting memes… 🙄)

  • Reply TECHtutorials February 25, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    I love Mac but PLEASE improve Finder!

  • Reply Valeriy Chiglashvili February 25, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Понятно. Давай ещё. А то действительно, без видео не разобраться))

  • Reply Shahar Rozenbloom February 25, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    The Mac is an Old Tech.

  • Reply Noah Will February 25, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Wow didn’t know that exist

  • Reply de CONO a CODO February 25, 2020 at 9:13 pm

    Great video!! 👌

  • Reply Got memes? February 25, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    who can actually remember these

  • Reply hamza bounekir February 25, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    why your videos are amazing? simple, clear and helpful I going to make videos like this year

  • Reply sakir shaikh February 25, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Have u got shortcut lists for Windows laptop? 😉

  • Reply Leonardo Panino February 25, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    I love keyboard shortcuts 😃 ⌨️

  • Reply Mihael Stojanović February 25, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    I am so more satisfied with my Mac than my Windows laptop, OS is so better & even I didn't know some shortcuts

  • Reply rozan February 25, 2020 at 10:09 pm

    press ⌥ while pasting file for moving files🙏🏼

  • Reply Rahmat Julyanto February 25, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Been using most of the short cuts since 2008. Is this video meant for new users?

  • Reply David C February 25, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    these videos are just so smooth, clean and perfectly animated! thanks!

  • Reply Aashrith Kumar February 25, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    These are old shortcuts. To hide in dock there is shortcut but reappear on screen where is the shortcut same issue in command M to minimize to dock but to maximize from dock no shortcut why apple.

  • Reply Conrad White February 25, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    Wow. This is super helpful. I had no idea you could do the Command+SHIFT+5 to get that view of the screengrab. This is such a game-changer!!!

  • Reply Ladislav Kaiser February 26, 2020 at 12:14 am

    Thanks. Now i make faster on 💻

  • Reply Leandro Taffarel February 26, 2020 at 1:06 am

    Shift + command + 5 = bug !!! 😤👎👎👎👎

  • Reply Rasul Said February 26, 2020 at 2:26 am

    Control C, Control V.

    Oh sorry, wrong channel.

  • Reply menuka samarakkody February 26, 2020 at 2:49 am

    I don't even use apple products but THANK YOU!!

  • Reply Karina Royuki February 26, 2020 at 4:13 am


  • Reply Macintosh Fan February 26, 2020 at 5:24 am

    I really like the Paste and match style shortcut! Didn’t know that! Thanks, Apple.

  • Reply MadBoi124 ` February 26, 2020 at 6:05 am

    ❤️ Best Company Existing ❤️

  • Reply Vraj Parikh February 26, 2020 at 6:28 am

    command + shift + thanks a lot for this video

  • Reply Hector February 26, 2020 at 7:29 am

    Thaaaaaaaank you!!

  • Reply Bogdan V February 26, 2020 at 8:12 am

    option + shift + command + V
    feels like playing Mortal Kombat

  • Reply Nicolas Gargalakos February 26, 2020 at 10:47 am

    Now to remember them all

  • Reply James Barreras February 26, 2020 at 11:14 am

    By far the most helpful video from Apple Support I’ve watched.

  • Reply Bryan William February 26, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Like the most common shortcuts ever

  • Reply Bryan William February 26, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Snazzy labs's video has a lot more intricate shortcuts

  • Reply Bryan William February 26, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Tbh these are quite nice

  • Reply Patrick Stephen February 26, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    Wait, comments are enabled on an Apple Video?

  • Reply Patrick Stephen February 26, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    ^ + ⌘ + Space to open the emoji and symbol picker is very useful.

  • Reply Burrito Master February 26, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    That's too much to click and to remember

  • Reply George Paul February 26, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Very useful!

  • Reply Ch Hemanth February 26, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Gmail: hemanthrandy1234

  • Reply Steven Mancera February 26, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    But there's still no way to Cut files on Finder

  • Reply Utku C February 26, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    I can’t live without shortcuts, thanks Apple!

  • Reply THRX Tech Bengali February 26, 2020 at 8:09 pm


  • Reply Αρνί Γιούλμπασι February 26, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    command + shift + t to reopen a closed tab

  • Reply MohamedElabdBUE February 26, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    You can use cheat sheet app. Thank me later

  • Reply Pat Cölo February 26, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    Hi 

  • Reply Leonaяdo DiCapяio February 26, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    Command + Space is for language switching

  • Reply enzmondo February 26, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    It baffles me how few people, pc or Mac or iPad users alike, use or know about system shortcuts and gestures. Not many people know how to bring up projector settings on Windows 8.1-10. It’s just simply Win+P. Or how to perform Page Up/Down, Home, and End on MacBook.
    Shortcuts and gestures are what desktops great.

  • Reply Ronan Hansel February 27, 2020 at 5:45 am

    Why am I watching this on a Windows?

  • Reply MacPiston February 27, 2020 at 7:43 am

    Well, that’s channel is helpful

  • Reply simwebdk February 27, 2020 at 1:09 pm

    When will you make a keyboard shortcut for macOS iMessage to "view" / "sort conversations" be able to set to "Manually"?! I send bugrapport years ago. Still not working.

  • Reply Mukesh Reddy February 27, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Can you give me the iphone 8

  • Reply Dapoptart February 27, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    I wish I had a Mac tho 😂😂😂

  • Reply Jin Raigami February 27, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    I always use 2-finger click and select Lookup for a faster way.

  • Reply Red Rakham February 27, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Best  support video!

  • Reply Igor Špánik February 27, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    when your CMD buttons are broken then you can tell you use mac shortcuts… my story

  • Reply Tyler Williams February 27, 2020 at 11:03 pm


  • Reply Lomar Yearwood February 28, 2020 at 12:25 am

    Touch bar tips

  • Reply Crunchiest February 28, 2020 at 4:12 am

    Why am I watching this if I don’t have a mac?

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