Mac OS Keyboard Shortcuts

My first bad experience using my new Macbook Air, was mainly because the new shortcut learning and discovering curve.

File Handling Shortcuts

The first thing I googled for was cut, cut for files! Hehe, apple got an orange for me. There is no cut logic in Mac OS X. Macintosh uses the copy function, and then the move to function.

  • Copy – Paste = Command+C – Command+V
  • Copy – Move ( or Windows friends Cut -Paste) = Command+C – Command+Option+V

Text Navigation Shortcuts

  • Jump to the beginning of a line = Command+Left Arrow
  • Jump to the end of a line = Command+Right Arrow
  • Jump to the beginning of current word = Option+Right Left
  • Jump to the end of current word = Option+Right Arrow
  • Jump to the beginning of all text = Command+Up Arrow
  • Jump to the end of all text = Command+Down Arrow

Text Selection Shortcuts

  • Select text to the beginning of a line = Shift+Command+Left Arrow
  • Select text to the end of a line = Shift+Command+Right Arrow
  • Select text to the beginning of current word = Shift+Option+Right Left
  • Select text to the end of current word = Shift+Option+Right Arrow
  • Select text to the beginning of all text = Shift+Command+Up Arrow
  • Select text to the end of all text = Shift+Command+Down Arrow

Document Navigation

  • Page up = fn+Up Arrow
  • Page down = fn+Down Arrow
  • First Page (Home) = fn+Left Arrow
  • Last Page (End) = fn+Right Arrow

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