10 Useful Mac Keyboard Shortcuts Most People Don't Know

When looking for useful Mac keyboard shortcuts you'll come across the same ones over and over. Here are 10 that haven't gotten as much attention, but can seriously increase your productivity. Learn how to quickly switch between windows, get typing suggestions, access app preferences and menu items, rename files and more.

Comments: 10 Responses to “10 Useful Mac Keyboard Shortcuts Most People Don't Know”

    Lauren Eisen
    5 years ago

    loved that last one on renaming a file! thanks gary, for another informative and useful post.

    Dave Gustafson
    5 years ago

    OMG. All the years I spent grinding out text and shooting around the page pulling down menus. The select and enter key move will come in so handy in renaming photos. Thank you so much.

    5 years ago

    Very handy shortcuts, especially the one to switch between documents in the same application. Too bad it doesn't work on a french keyboard!

    I recently found a keyboard shortcut that I find very useful to work with List View in the Finder. To twirl open many folder disclosure triangles (including subfolders), select folders and press Command + Right Arrow. To close them again : Command + Left Arrow.

    Dick Vitales
    5 years ago

    Great tips. A printed list would be good to have.

    5 years ago

    Dick: I do have a printable page of shortcuts here: https://macmost.com/printable-mac-keyboard-shortcut-page-for-macos-mojave.html

    John Phillips
    5 years ago

    I have been following you for a few years now, And i have found you to be a wealth of knowledge and a real legend in our time, Thank you so much for your work👍(that was control command and spacebar)✌️

    Seth R
    5 years ago

    Excellent! I especially love the OPT + Esc for the list of words! Thanks Gary...

    Linda DesGroseilliers
    5 years ago

    Another great video, Gary! I have to rename files continuously and have always used the method of clicking on the file name a couple of times until I get the box showing it is correctable. I've never used the drop-down menu because that was one more trip across the screen with the cursor. Your tip is so much more user friendly. I also use preferences often through the day — (see that em dash? I loved that tip 😊) so your command + comma tip will be very handy. Thanks!!

    5 years ago

    Absolutely helpful, Gary. Thank you!

    jasper robinson
    5 years ago

    Thanks Gary,
    Here's an app I found that displays shortcuts for the apps that are currently in use:
    I've not used it much yet but it seems to work ok and you can export & keep the shortcut lists. You need to allow it access to control your mac. Once installed just hold down ⌘. Maybe useful?

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