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Hot Key Commands For Mac

8/23/2021
  • You can combine the Key Tips letters with the Alt key to make shortcuts called Access Keys for the ribbon options. For example, press Alt+H to open the Home tab, and Alt+Q to move to the Tell me or Search field. Press Alt again to see KeyTips for the options for the selected tab.
  • Use keyboard shortcuts in Numbers on Mac. You can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly accomplish many tasks in Numbers. To use a keyboard shortcut, press all the keys in the shortcut at the same time. Start dictation. Open the template chooser.

Safari User Guide

Shortcut or gesture. Add a bookmark to the Favorites bar. Click the Smart Search field to show the page’s full address and its icon, then drag the icon to the Favorites bar. Open all bookmarks from a folder in the Favorites bar. Command-click the folder in the Favorites bar.

Here are shortcuts you can use, in addition to those that appear in Safari menus.

For

Webpages

Action

Shortcut or gesture

Scroll up, down, left, or right

Press the arrow keys.

Scroll in larger increments

Press Option while you press an arrow key.

Scroll down a screen

Page Down

Space bar

Scroll up a screen

Page Up

Shift–Space bar

Scroll to the top-left or bottom-left corner of the page

Command–Up Arrow or Home

Command–Down Arrow or End

Highlight the next item on a webpage

Tab highlights the next text field or pop-up menu. Tab also highlights buttons and other controls if “Use keyboard navigation to move focus between controls” is selected in the Shortcuts pane of the Keyboard pane of System Preferences.

Option-Tab highlights the same items as Tab plus all other clickable items.

To swap the behavior of Tab and Option-Tab, turn on “Press Tab to highlight each item on a webpage” in the Advanced pane of Safari preferences.

Show all tabs

Shift-Command-

Open a page in a new tab

Command-click a link

Command-click a bookmark

Command-Return after typing in the Smart Search field.

Mac

Open a page in a new tab, and make that tab the active tab

Shift-Command-click a link

Shift-Command-click a bookmark

Shift-Command-Return after typing in the Smart Search field.

Make the next tab the active tab

Control-Tab or Shift-Command-]

Make the previous tab the active tab

Control-Shift-Tab or Shift-Command -[

Select one of your first nine tabs

Command-1 to Command-9

Close all tabs except for one

Option-click the Close button on the tab you want to leave open

Reopen the last tab or window you closed

Shift-Command-T

See a list of your recently visited pages by name

Hold down the Back or Forward button until the list appears

See a list of your recently visited pages by web address (URL)

Press Option and hold down the Back or Forward button until the list appears

Go to your homepage

Command-Home key

While typing in the Smart Search field, restore the current webpage address

Esc

Close Reader

Esc

Exit full-screen view

Esc

Download a linked file

Option-click a link to the file

Open a downloaded file

Double-click the file in the downloads list

Zoom website content

Press Command-Plus Sign (+) or Command-Minus Sign (-)

Zoom website text

Press Option while you choose View > Make Text Bigger or View > Make Text Smaller

Reading List

Action

Shortcut or gesture

Show or Hide the Reading List sidebar

Control-Command-2

Add the current page

Shift-Command-D

Add a linked page

Shift-click a link to the page

Remove a page

Control-click the page summary in the sidebar, then choose Remove Item.

You can also swipe left over the page summary, then click Remove. Or, swipe all the way to the left until the page summary disappears.

Bookmarks

Action

Shortcut or gesture

Add a bookmark to the Favorites bar

Click the Smart Search field to show the page’s full address and its icon, then drag the icon to the Favorites bar

Open all bookmarks from a folder in the Favorites bar

Command-click the folder in the Favorites bar

Move a bookmark on the Favorites bar

Drag the bookmark left or right

Remove a bookmark from the Favorites bar

Drag the bookmark off the top of the bar

Bookmarks sidebar and bookmarks view

Action

Shortcut or gesture

Show or Hide the Bookmarks sidebar

Control-Command-1

Select bookmarks and folders in the sidebar

Command-click each bookmark and folder

Shift-click to extend the selection

Select the next bookmark or folder

Up Arrow or Down Arrow

Open the selected bookmark

Space bar

Open the selected folder

Space bar or Right Arrow

Close the selected folder

Space bar or Left Arrow

Change the name or address of a bookmark

Select the bookmark, then press Return

You can also force click the bookmark

Cancel editing a bookmark name in the sidebar

Esc

Finish editing a bookmark name

Return

Create a folder containing the selected bookmarks and folders in bookmarks view

Option-click the New Folder button near the top-right corner

Delete a bookmark

Control-click the bookmark, then choose Delete

Hot Key Commands For Mac Shortcut

See alsoApple Support article: Mac keyboard shortcutsTake screenshots or screen recordings on Mac

To use any of these key combinations, press and hold the keys immediately after pressing the power button to turn on your Mac, or after your Mac begins to restart. Keep holding until the described behavior occurs.

Mac Command Key Windows

  • Command (⌘)-R: Start up from the built-in macOS Recovery system. Or use Option-Command-R or Shift-Option-Command-R to start up from macOS Recovery over the Internet. macOS Recovery installs different versions of macOS, depending on the key combination you use while starting up. If your Mac is using a firmware password, you're prompted to enter the password.
  • Option (⌥) or Alt: Start up to Startup Manager, which allows you to choose other available startup disks or volumes. If your Mac is using a firmware password, you're prompted to enter the password.
  • Option-Command-P-R:Reset NVRAM or PRAM. If your Mac is using a firmware password, it ignores this key combination or starts up from macOS Recovery.
  • Shift (⇧): Start up in safe mode. Disabled when using a firmware password.
  • D: Start up to the Apple Diagnostics utility. Or use Option-Dto start up to this utility over the Internet. Disabled when using a firmware password.
  • N: Start up from a NetBoot server, if your Mac supports network startup volumes. To use the default boot image on the server, hold down Option-N instead. Disabled when using a firmware password.
  • Command-S: Start up in single-user mode. Disabled in macOS Mojave or later, or when using a firmware password.
  • T: Start up in target disk mode. Disabled when using a firmware password.
  • Command-V: Start up in verbose mode. Disabled when using a firmware password.
  • Eject (⏏) or F12 or mouse button or trackpad button: Eject removable media, such as an optical disc. Disabled when using a firmware password.

If a key combination doesn't work

If a key combination doesn't work at startup, one of these these solutions might help:

  • Be sure to press and hold all keys in the combination together, not one at a time.
  • Shut down your Mac. Then press the power button to turn on your Mac. Then press and hold the keys as your Mac starts up.
  • Wait a few seconds before pressing the keys, to give your Mac more time to recognize the keyboard as it starts up. Some keyboards have a light that flashes briefly at startup, indicating that the keyboard is recognized and ready for use.
  • If you're using a wireless keyboard, plug it into your Mac, if possible. Or use your built-in keyboard or a wired keyboard. If you're using a keyboard made for a PC, such as a keyboard with a Windows logo, try a keyboard made for Mac.
  • If you're using Boot Camp to start up from Microsoft Windows, set Startup Disk preferences to start up from macOS instead. Then shut down or restart and try again.

Remember that some key combinations are disabled when your Mac is using a firmware password.

Learn more

  • Learn what to do if your Mac doesn't turn on.
  • Learn about Mac keyboard shortcuts that you can use after your Mac has started up.