Apple Keyboard Shortcuts

Try out these simple keyboard shortcuts to make work easier.

Command (⌘)-Spacebar opens Spotlight Search. You can search for applications, folders, files, websites, and more.

SPotlight Search

Command (⌘)-C will copy a selected item, while Command (⌘)-V will paste the copied item.

Command (⌘)-Tab shows open programs. If you hold down the Command key and repeatedly press the Tab key, you will switch between all open programs. Additionally, you can applications by hitting the Q key while the Command is still held down.

Cmd Tab

Command (⌘)-Q will automatically quit an application.

Command (⌘)-W will automatically close an opened window or application without quitting.

Command (⌘)-Shift-3 takes a screenshot of the desktop. Click here for more screenshot options.

Command (⌘)-P will allow you to print if the option is available.

For even more Apple Keyboard Shortcuts, check out this complete list from Apple Support.

Tip! If you are coming to the Mac from Windows, know that almost any shortcut you learned in the Windows environment will work on your Mac if you use the Command(⌘) key instead of the Control key.