There are hundreds of keyboard shortcuts for Mac users. There are Finder shortcuts, system shortcuts, application shortcuts and more. Many you can find by just looking through the menu bar for that application. You can find system ones by looking in the System Preferences under Keyboard.

But some keyboard shortcuts are more useful than others. And some are harder to remember than others.
So MacMost has compiled a list of our top “power user” keyboard shortcuts. Here they all are on a single PDF page, downloadable and printable: The MacMost Snow Leopard Power User Keyboard Shortcuts. Download it and pass it along!


44 Responses to “Printable Mac Keyboard Shortcut Page For Snow Leopard”

  1. Joe G says:

    Great job, Gary. This is very helpful.

    • Candace says:

      YES, thanks, Gary!

    • Sue H says:

      Brilliant I have used this for my tutorials (@work) when explaining the differences between Mac and PC,for switches and sent them to your site to learn more, great Gary thank you.
      Keep the Video Podcasts coming, so useful and save’s me ton of time

  2. Michelle says:

    Very useful, Gary. Thanks!

    I especially like that you’ve included the symbols. When I first switched, finding out what those symbols meant was like looking for a needle in a haystack. Those who are new to Macs should find it invaluable.

  3. Caro says:

    Thanks, Gary! Another invaluable help – you totally focus on things that we can make use of every day, which is typical of my MacMost experience. My favourite, most-used Mac-helper site/app/podcasts.

  4. Brian says:

    I rarely use keyboard shortcuts, since it is from a past era when PC use required it. I disagree with the value. Gui has always been the mac way!

    • JohnW says:

      Yes….until the mouse or trackpad stops working for some reason. I’m very glad to have the keyboard shortcuts!

  5. BrianH says:

    Wish I would have found this months ago. While using the mouse can be easier, keyboard shortcuts can be much more productive if there are tasks you normally do while your fingers are already on the keyboard. Having options is the key to a successful OS.

  6. Rien de Zeeuw says:

    Thank you very much, a great job.

  7. Dusty Edwards says:

    Thanks, Gary! My wife has just switched to a Mac after being a long time Windows user. This will come in handy for us both.

  8. Sukan Sethi says:

    A Million Thanks Gary. I am new to the Mac(3 weeks) and this chart is Godsend.

    It’s Novice users like us who need this type of Chart and help.

    Keep coming up with stuff that will make us love our Macs more and ensure that we enjoy the Mac experience .

    Thank you and God Bless you

  9. Sukan Sethi says:

    Bravo!!
    This shows you really care for people and want to make them have a Happy Computing life.

    Just switched to the MAC for about a month, and was completely in the Dark.

    This is extremely helpful. Keep them coming.

    Apple should thank you for helping them increase their sales.

    God Bless you

  10. Jerome Saludo says:

    thanks for making my migration to mac (from pc) a lot easier…..god bless

  11. Jim T says:

    Love this shortcut list.

  12. Annie says:

    This is great – thanks a lot. I have been using lots of keyboard shortcuts when I was a PC user, but never quite got the hang of it on the Mac. This definitely helps.

  13. Sue Ryan says:

    Gary;
    Another very helpful tool from you. I learn more from you with your podcasts, website and book than anything else I have done. You’ve taken me from someone who loves the Mac to a power user – keep it up!

  14. beachpat says:

    This is great Gary – my school is on Leopard, do u have any Leopard shortcuts to print out?

  15. evgyn says:

    GREAT, thank you, was searching for this

  16. Peg says:

    Thank you sooooooo much. I watch my son Zip through all the shortcuts, but I never remember them. This will help a lot.

  17. barb says:

    Thanks Gary!

  18. Ramsey says:

    This is exactly what I needed…Thanks guys!

  19. Sunias says:

    Keep coming up with stuff that will make us love our Macs more and ensure that we enjoy the Mac experience .Just switched to the MAC for about a month, and was completely in the Dark.
    This is extremely helpful. I have been using lots of keyboard shortcuts when I was a PC user, but never quite got the hang of it on the Mac. I learn more from you with your podcasts, website and book than anything else I have done.
    I watch my son Zip through all the shortcuts, but I never remember them.

  20. James says:

    Thanks for much for this- it is GREAT!

  21. Viv says:

    Thanks so much…How do I go to F11 on a Macbook when I see Volume and F11 on the same button? What else should I push to get to the F11?
    Thanks Viv

    • Look for the “fn” key on your keyboard. This toggles those keys between F1-F12 and the special functions. You can swap what the fn key does in the System Preferences, Keyboard.

  22. LaFarr says:

    It is a sad comment that Apple doesn’t have a table like this it the booklet that comes with every Mac. Even David Pogue’s Macintosh Books don’t define what the symbol for the “option” key is!!

  23. Erik says:

    Just what the Doctor order for this newbie to mac

  24. Keith Ridge says:

    Many thanks, been looking for this for some time.

  25. Kelly Williams says:

    Thank you! I’m in transition from PC to Mac and it’s slow going because I don’t know the shortcuts yet. Greatly appreciate this!

  26. Alan M says:

    Finally someone with sense !
    Web info. not easily downloadable in PDF-format just wastes time and energy.
    Your “Shortcuts” PDF is an example that should be followed !
    Keep up the good work !

  27. charmante says:

    Thank you! Keep up the good work !

  28. James says:

    Great job!!! It didi alot of help. Just one little thing, are these key shortcuts applicable to only Mac OS X Snow Leopard or all Mac OS Xs cause I’m running on Mac OS X 10.2?

    And I would most appreciate it if I could get keyboard shortcuts for a PC keyboard if I’m running Mac OS X Snow Leopard via VMware.

    Thanks

  29. Ben says:

    Wow, great job, but you’re missing some good ones!
    Shift + Volume = Mute the volume pops
    Option + Volume = Open sound preferences
    Shift + Option + Volume = Volume fine adjust
    Option + Brightness = Open display settings
    Option + Shift + Brightness = Brightness find adjust (I think, this computer doesn’t have brightness control so I can’t test that one)
    Control + Minimize = Slo-mo minimize
    Shift + Minimize = Super slo-mo minimize
    Shift + Control + Minimize = Ultra slo-mo minimize
    Command + Control + Shift(Optional) + 4 and THEN Space Bar = Screen capture in window mode

  30. Venkat says:

    Thanks a lot Gary. This is a very useful stuff. A great job!

  31. Mike says:

    Hi Gary,

    You missed my most favourite one of all, because when everything hangs you can still type Option + Command + Escape and get to the Force Quit dialogue! Saved my bacon on a few occasions when nothing else would work,

  32. Mr Anthony Cotton says:

    Again you have come up trumps,like some others. I have been trying to find out about the keyboard symbols from Apples own web sight, no luck. My keyboard seems to be different to the one shown on the Apple site. You just seem to have common sense about issues. Example – Preview App. you sorted that out for me, and now the Keyboard. Why can`t the Apple sites come up with the correct answers, after all it is an APPLE site

  33. mitalca says:

    thank you.

  34. MrHinthorne says:

    All of my students will start the year with a copy of this. Very helpful quick reference and nice looking too.

  35. Sung June says:

    Best one i’ve seen on the web thank you very much!
    Exactly what i was looking for !!!

  36. Jason says:

    Hi Gary, is there any shortcuts for mail? Delete, send and create would be the main ones.
    Thanks

    • Absolutely. Just look in the menu bar. Message, Send is Shift+Command+D for instance. File, New Message is Command+N. Delete would just be the Delete key, naturally. Just look through the menus and you’ll see them all for any app you are running.

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