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post #1 of 43
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I have to say, although useless, crl+opt+apple key+8 is awesome. What's your favorite? I haven't been able to find a definitive shortcut key list, so if you know where a complete list is, please let us all know!
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post #2 of 43
Simple, but oh so important is CMD-Z
post #3 of 43
Command-option-shift-V. Paste with current style attribute. Awesome for copying text from one source, then matching the format of the doc your working on.
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post #4 of 43
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Originally Posted by blue2kdave View Post

Command-option-shift-V.

Same here. I also use Command-H a lot, and Command-Option-H (to hide all other apps).
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post #5 of 43
 (option-shift-K)
post #6 of 43
I am a big fan of using the cmd+tab interface and from there using cmd+h and cmd+q.
post #7 of 43
i probably would go with the command-q shortcut

easily quit anything
post #8 of 43
Apple-Z.

I wish Apple would hurry up and extend its functionality to real life.
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post #9 of 43
I really like command+w. It's just like clicking the little red button on windows.
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post #10 of 43
While not technically a keyboard shortcut, I like the right click on the mouse-- very handy for a number of things.
post #11 of 43
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Originally Posted by OldCodger73 View Post

While not technically a keyboard shortcut, I like the right click on the mouse-- very handy for a number of things.

i don't own a mac yet, but we have at school, and a cool little thing, not sure if it's really considered a short cut, but ctrl + roll the scroll wheel up and down , it zooms into stuff, it's pretty cool. i also like apple+options+w ( i think it's that ) closes all the windows that are open.
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post #12 of 43
Command-Q
post #13 of 43
F9,F10,F11,F12

Just press them in a random order when you're bored and the dancing windows will brighten up your day.

I use command-H too but more often I just alt-left-click the desktop, which hides the current app.

I wish there was a command combo to bring up a terminal. Even if one appeared when you do alt-command-escape.
post #14 of 43
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I gotta say, that last one was pretty cool.
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post #15 of 43
Command-Delete followed by Shift-Cmd-Delete (Move to trash, empty trash).
post #16 of 43
Does the mute key count?

If the iPhone has a "divert to voicemail when docked function" then I'll never have to interrupt my musical enjoyment ever again!
post #17 of 43
I'm not sure about favorite, but it is my most used Apple plus and minus while browsing in Safari = Brilliance!
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post #18 of 43
Since we are on the subject.... Is there a key combination that will change the size of the mouse cursor?

Thanks in advance.

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post #19 of 43
Command+L

Automatically selects the URL box in Safari.
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post #20 of 43
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Option+L

Automatically selects the URL box in Safari.


Isn't that Command+L? Very cool! Did not know that one.
post #21 of 43
Come on guys! This is the best keyboard shortcut EVER! How can none of your have mentioned it?!?

In any application:

Command-Comma >>> Application Preferences

Brilliant! No other OS has this.
post #22 of 43
Mine, unfortunately, is Cmd-Opt-Esc

Especially with Safari and Azureus.
post #23 of 43
CMD+CTRL+OPTION+8.

Especially on other people's computers.
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post #24 of 43
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Originally Posted by Marvin View Post

F9,F10,F11,F12

Just press them in a random order when you're bored and the dancing windows will brighten up your day.

hold down shift while you do it and it gets even better...
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post #25 of 43
Apple + F5 I think it is? Turn on the Voice app lol. I hit it all the time on other peoples computers right before I leave. It's real funny to do at school, the teachers go nuts because some of them don't know how to turn it off and if you do it to 20 computers with everyone moving their mouse around, it gets hysterical.
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post #26 of 43
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I wouldn't say that's funny but malicious. Basically we have a small enough client base as it is, those teachers who are frustrated by such antics will never buy.

Shift +F8 got a wee bit scary for a sec
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post #27 of 43
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Originally Posted by Dave K.

Command-Q

That was my first instinct too. The hand lands nicely there, but since I bought my MX Revolution I have set the thumb-wheel button to do that.

A one that freaks people out is: ctrl+alt+Command+8

Probably my favourite is either:
ctrl+alt+Command+eject (Shutdown)
or
ctrl+Command+eject (Restart)
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post #28 of 43
Apple Control Shift 4

Select an area on the screen and send as screenshot to the clipboard! Very useful, and does not litter your desktop with useless picture files.

Rich
post #29 of 43
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Originally Posted by Feartec View Post

I wouldn't say that's funny but malicious. Basically we have a small enough client base as it is, those teachers who are frustrated by such antics will never buy.

Shift +F8 got a wee bit scary for a sec

Come on, it's kind of funny. All the teachers at my school all used macs, they all told us we should use them, but not everyone knows all the shortcuts.

and what does Shift+F8 do?...scary huh? I might have to try that when I get home...
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post #30 of 43
F11 love having things all over my desktop. If you got all day shift F11 is funny
post #31 of 43
cmd + left-arrow-key = back button while web browsing
post #32 of 43
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Originally Posted by magnetomac View Post

Apple Control Shift 4

Select an area on the screen and send as screenshot to the clipboard! Very useful, and does not litter your desktop with useless picture files.

Rich

Adding the space bar into the mix here to snap just one window is pretty handy too. I use that all the time for snaping screenshots of my apps for my website.
post #33 of 43
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Originally Posted by JavaCowboy View Post

Come on guys! This is the best keyboard shortcut EVER! How can none of your have mentioned it?!?

In any application:

Command-Comma >>> Application Preferences

Brilliant! No other OS has this.

They all were waiting for you to come up with.

Definitively CND-H
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post #34 of 43
Command+Space

Brings Quicksilver Up

Also:
Spacebar (In Quicktime or iTunes) for Play/Pause
Command+Q
Ctrl+Option+Apple+8
Every Single Function Key except F6 to F8 (the 3 useless ones for me, though Spaces will fix F8 for me )
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post #35 of 43
Great thread! I registered just to contribute a new shortcut I only recently discovered - in my sixth year of using OSX...

In Finder, I expect you all know that if you press command then click on the icon on the window title bar the file path magically drops down. This is useful if, like me, you tend not have the toolbar showing for aesthetic reasons. What I didn't know until the other day is that you can move up and down that file path by using the up and down cursor keys!
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post #36 of 43
Cmd-click>Customize Toolbar. Drag the Path button to the Finder toolbar. Does the same thing and you can do it all with your mouse.
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Cmd-click>Customize Toolbar. Drag the Path button to the Finder toolbar. Does the same thing and you can do it all with your mouse.

True, but this is useful if I you do not keep the toolbar in view - and it's elegant!
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post #38 of 43
I have two, and they have been altered from the default set up.


1) Command-3/Command-4 to print screen/window, respectively.

2) F12 to bring up the dictionary for words I hover over. Using the Fucntion key allows me to use t as a toggle key instead of the difficult, 3-key default setup.
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post #39 of 43
does cmd-space (re-mapped for quicksilver) count?
post #40 of 43
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Originally Posted by magnetomac View Post

Apple Control Shift 4

Select an area on the screen and send as screenshot to the clipboard! Very useful, and does not litter your desktop with useless picture files.

Rich

it actually goes to the desktop. i only mention that because i think that difference makes it better than windows print-screen.
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