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Knowing useful keyboard shortcuts can make you more productive and efficient, it can also help you use your Mac even faster. Here are all macOS shortcuts you should use to increase your productivity.


Command+Tab: This shortcut allows you to cycle through open applications. You can start with pressing the Command (⌘) key and the press tab to cycle through the opened windows.

Command+SpaceBar: One of the most important shortcut to quickly access anything on your Mac, convert currency or just do a search, combination of Command+Space opens Spotlight Search.

Shift+Control+Power Button: This shortcut puts your Mac to sleep, it is especially helpful for people using multiple displays.


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Command+Shift+G: This shortcut only works when you have a finder window open, by using this shortcut you can open a direct line to a specific folder, put the folder path in the space the appears and it will take you directly to the folder.

Command+Bracket: By pressing “command” and the left bracket ([) you can move to the previous folder. By pressing “command” and the right bracket (]) you can move to the next folder.

Command+C: By pressing “command” and the letter “C” key, you can copy selected text or any files.

Command+V: By pressing “command” and the letter “V” key, you can paste the file or text you copied.

Shift+Command+V: This shortcut is extremely helpful for people who do a lot of text editing, by using this shortcut you can paste the copied text and match the style of the destination.

Command+Shift+3 & Command+Shift+4: These shortcuts are used to takes screenshot, Command+Shift+3 is used to quickly take the screenshot of the whole screen whereas Command+Shift+4 is used to capture a particular part of the screen.

Command+Semicolon: Use this shortcut to find all the misspelled words in a given document. Hold command and continuously hit the semicolon (;) this will cycle through the misspelled words.

Command+F: This shortcut will find text in a document, using a search bar functionality.

Command+H: Hide the windows of the application that is currently running. Or use ⌘+Option+H to hide windows of other applications that are running.

Command+Z: Of All macOS Shortcuts Command+Z is a fairly common shortcut, this is used to “Undo” the previous action.

Command+Arrow Keys: Can be used to navigate when editing a text document, by just pressing arrow keys you can navigate to anywhere whereas by pressing command and the arrow keys you can do it faster.

Control+D: This works as a delete key, it can delete the selected text.

Command+Accent (`): In the current frontrunning application, using this shortcut will activate the next window in line in that application. Modifying this as ⌘+Shift+Accent will activate the previous window in the application.

Command+Option+A: Opposite of the commonly used Command+A which selects everything, by using Command+Option+A you can deselect all selected items.

Command+I: Once you have selected a file or folder, use this shortcut to quickly get the information on the file or folder that is selected.

Option+Double Click: This shortcut opens a folder in a separate window, while simultaneously closing the current window.

Command+Delete: Using this shortcut will move any selected items to the trash. Modifying this shortcut as Command + Shift + Delete will empty the trash.

Here are all macOS shortcuts you should be using to be more productive, did we miss any shortcut? Let us know in the comment section below.


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