Top 6 Mac keyboard shortcuts

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Knowing useful keyboard shortcuts for you iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro or a Mac mini can make you more productive and efficient. To use a keyboard shortcut, press and hold one or more modifier keys and then press the last key of the shortcut.


This collection of keyboard shortcuts for macOS can help you get the most out of your Apple hardware, here are the top 6 most useful shortcuts for Apple users.

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Command + Tab

This shortcut key combination will cycle through open applications on your Mac. Start by holding down the “command” key and pressing “tab”. Each time you press tab, it will switch to the next application.

Command + Comma (,)

Little known shortcut, but all the more impressive. This one opens the application’s Preferences. No need to navigate to the Menu bar and scroll through to access the Preferences.

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Command + Spacebar

This shortcut simply opens the spotlight search and moves your cursor into the search bar. This is a great tool to help you find to a file or folder lost in the clutter.

Command + Q

Use this smart shortcut to exit out of any Mac program, you’ll need to use the Quit command with this shortcut, or click on the app menu, then choose Quit.

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Command + F

Searching has never been easier, simply hit the Command + F key combination and a little window will show up where you can type in your search terms.

Command + W

This Mac shortcut closes the active window you are currently using. Use Option + Command + W to close all currently active app windows.


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