Printable Mac Keyboard Shortcut Page For Mountain Lion

There are hundreds of keyboard shortcuts for Mac users. There are Mission Control shortcuts, 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 for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Here they all are on a single PDF page, downloadable and printable: The MacMost Mountain Lion Power User Keyboard Shortcuts. Download it and pass it along!

Comments: 16 Responses to “Printable Mac Keyboard Shortcut Page For Mountain Lion”

    Kika Wai'Alae
    8/6/12 @ 6:33 pm

    Thanks Gary for this…

    Harry Mathis
    8/9/12 @ 10:43 am

    Before I upgraded to Lion, I used the fn-F10 shortcut to array my Safari windows across the screen. With Lion this shortcut disappeared, and I cannot find out what keystroke combination replaced it–it is not on MacMost’s list of top “power user” keyboard shortcuts. Any clue as to the replacement?

      8/9/12 @ 1:14 pm

      I’m not sure what functionality you are describing. Are you talking about Mission Control’s ability to show all of an application’s windows? That is usually Control+Down Arrow. It was that for Lion too, but maybe you changed it? Or are you talking about something else — something in one of the Safari menus? If so, which command, exactly?

    9/20/12 @ 3:46 pm

    I am a new iMac user and this helped me SO much! A million thanks!

    9/22/12 @ 8:15 am

    I think he (Harry) means this: new shortcut is either “ctrl + down arrow” oder “ctrl + up arrow” (mission control or all open application windows). It used to be Fn+F9 oder Fn+F10 in Leopard or Snow Leopard when it was called “Expos√©”

    Maybe this helps too:

    Mr Anthony Cotton
    9/29/12 @ 8:43 am

    I downloaded this but it does not help. Do you know if you buy sticky labels for the small English keyboard,because mine`s different. Example- Two words for the same function Option,and Alt. My keyboard has the word Alt on it. Most sights say it`s Option 3 for Windows,Mac Shift 4. I get mixed up because mine just says Alt.
    Can you shed any light on this Gary.

      9/29/12 @ 10:37 am

      It is just a matter of remembering that the Alt and Option key are one-and-the-same. It is commonly labeled Alt on Windows keyboards and Option on Mac keyboards. You can use a Windows keyboard on a Mac, but you just have to remember the differences.

    9/30/12 @ 4:40 pm

    Everything I find says that to select multiple items use SHIFT click the first item then SHIFT click last item and those in between are selected. When I do that only the individual two items are selected. I thought the first time I tried it , it worked correctly. Have I some hoe reset something?

      9/30/12 @ 5:18 pm

      Yes, Shift+click selects a range, and Command+click selects individual items. Not aware of any way to customize that.

    2/18/13 @ 9:08 am

    I am clicking on the link to download the Mac Keyboard Shortcut page, but all I get is a blank screen. No download and no PDF. What am I doing wrong?

      2/18/13 @ 9:48 am

      It links to a PDF file. Perhaps your browser is not configured to handle PDFs? Looks like you are using Firefox. Try it in Safari. Or, just Control+Click on the link and select to download the file.

    Andy Suhaka
    2/24/13 @ 8:06 pm

    What really need is the “how-to” for diacritical marks. Those little buggers used to be easy & now I can’t find them anywhere.

      2/24/13 @ 8:19 pm

      Do you mean things like accent marks? With Mountain Lion that’s very easy. Just hold down the key. Like to type √® just press the e key and hold it down. Then click the correct accent mark or hit the number. Try it, you’ll see.

    2/28/13 @ 11:43 pm

    Hi, I have a question related to the Japanese keyboard, I bought one MacBook Pro that I will receive next month, but I can see on the picture provided that there are some differences. Any advice or shortcut available for this version?

      3/1/13 @ 6:20 am

      No advice as I have never used a Japanese keyboard with a Mac. Just check in your System Preferences and see what the equivalent shortcuts are.

    Mary Rudat
    3/8/13 @ 8:48 pm

    Thank you to the moon and back. You have enhansed my Mac experience. I wish the associates in the store would have directed me to your website on day one!

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