100 Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

Newly bought a Mac and looking for some shortcuts for day-to-day use? Here is the list of Mac keyboard shortcuts to speedup your tasks. We have categorized the shortcuts into different groups for ease of use. Learn more on how to use option code shortcuts in Mac to insert symbols.

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Below is the complete list of Mac keyboard shortcuts. Since, same shortcuts may work differently on different applications, last column explains which app you can use the shortcut. Use the search box to filter the shortcut results.

ShortcutDescriptionApplicable On
Command + [Right indent the selectionText Editing
Command + ]Left indent the selectionText Editing
Command + BBold the selected textText Editing
Command + KAdd hyperlink in PagesText Editing
Command + K + DeleteDelete from the cursor point to start of that lineText Editing
Command + SSave documentText Editing
Command + Shift + KAdd Comments to a word in PagesText Editing
Command + Shift + SSave as dialog boxText Editing
Command + UUnderline selected textText Editing
Control + AMove to the beginning of the lineText Editing
Control + EMove to the end of the lineText Editing
Control + VScroll down to the pageText Editing
Function + DeleteDelete to the rightText Editing
Option + Left ArrowMove to beginning of the wordText Editing
Option + Right ArrowMove to end of the wordText Editing
Command + Control + SpaceCharacter Viewer or Emoji KeyboardText Editing
Command + }Left alignText Editing
Command + {Right AlignText Editing
Command + |Center AlignText Editing
Command + +Zoom out window in a browserSafari
Command + -Zoom In window in a browserSafari
Command + ClickOpen link in new tab and stay on the current tabSafari
Command + LMove to browser's address barSafari
Command + NumberGo to the browser tab. Press “Command + 1” for first tab.Safari
Command + Option + WClose all open tabs except the active tabSafari
Command + RRefresh the pageSafari
Command + Shift + [Move through left tabs in browserSafari
Command + Shift + ]Move through right tabs in browserSafari
Command + Shift + ClickOpen link in a new tab and move to the new tabSafari
Command + Shift + IOpen email with the link of the page from the browserSafari
Command + WClose current active tabSafari
Control + Shift + TabMove down through recent tabsSafari
Control + TabMove up through recent tabsSafari
Command + ASelect allGeneral
Command + CCopy the selected item to clipboardGeneral
Command + Control + Shift + 3Capture opened window to clipboardGeneral
Command + Control + Shift + 4Capture screen shot of a region to clipboardGeneral
Command + Down ArrowScroll to end of the documentGeneral
Command + FFind or searchGeneral
Command + GFind nextGeneral
Command + HHide active windowGeneral
Command + IHightlight the file and Get file information or
Italicize the selected text
General
Command + Left ArrowMove to the beginning of the line or
Go back in Safari
General
Command + MMinimize windowGeneral
Command + NOpen new window / fileGeneral
Command + OOpen new documentGeneral
Command + Option + Control + EjectQuick shutdown MacGeneral
Command + PPrint dialog boxGeneral
Command + QQuit active application windowGeneral
Command + Right ArrowMove to the end of the line or
Go forward in Safari
General
Command + Shift + 3Capture opened window to desktopGeneral
Command + Shift + 4Capture screen shot of a region and send to desktopGeneral
Command + Shift + 4 + SpaceWindow captureGeneral
Command + Shift + GFind previousGeneral
Command + Shift + Option + EscForce quit app without warningGeneral
Command + Shift + ZRedo previous undone action or
Close last opened tab using undo in Safari
General
Command + SpaceOpen spotlight searchGeneral
Command + TOpen a new tab within a browser / Finder or
Open fonts window in text editors like Pages
General
Command + TabChange application windowsGeneral
Command + Up ArrowScroll to start of the documentGeneral
Command + VPaste the last copied / cut item from clipboardGeneral
Command + WClose windowGeneral
Command + XCut the selection to clipboardGeneral
Command + ZReopen the previously closed tab or
Undo previous action
General
Control + Up ArrowView all active applicationsGeneral
F11Hide all windows and show desktopGeneral
F12Show dashboardGeneral
Function + Down ArrowPage downGeneral
Function + F1Reduce brightnessGeneral
Function + F2Increase brightnessGeneral
Function + Up ArrowPage upGeneral
Hold F12 During StartupEject removable disc from the driveGeneral
Command + ,Open preferencesGeneral
Command + ?Show Help ViewerGeneral
Command + Control + QLock ScreenGeneral
Command + Shift + QLogout with promptGeneral
Command + Shift + Options + QLogout without promptGeneral
Command + Control + FMake the app full screenGeneral
Command + Shift + 5Open screenshots appGeneral
Command + Control + Power ButtonForce restart without promptGeneral
Command + Option + Power ButtonSend Mac to sleepGeneral
Command + Control + Option + Power buttonQuit all apps and shutdownGeneral
Control + Power ButtonShow prompt for shutdown, restart or sleep.General
Command + Option + IHighlight the file and Get file informationFinder
Command + Shift + AOpen application folder within FinderFinder
Command + Shift + DOpen Desktop folder within FinderFinder
Command + Shift + UOpen utilities folder within FinderFinder
Return / EnterRename the highlighted fileFinder
Command + DDuplicate filesFinder
Command + Shift + GOpen Go to FolderFinder
Command+Option+HHide all except active Finder windowFinder
Command + Option + LOpen Downloads folderFinder
Command + YPreview with Quick LookFinder
Command + LMake aliasFinder
Command + JShow View OptionsFinder
Command + /Toggle status barFinder
Command + PToggle path barFinder
Command + Shift + FOpen Recents folderFinder
Command + EEject volume or diskFinder
Command + RShow original of the selected aliasFinder

Mac Modifier Keys

Mac has few modifier keys to have multiple combination of shortcuts. Generally, Mac users type the modifier key symbol instead of typing the name. For example, command key is shown with the symbol ⌘. Though we have used description for keys, you should know the modifier keys on your Mac keyboard. Below is the list of modifier keys in standard Apple keyboard along with Windows equivalent.

Apple Keyboard KeyDescriptionWindows Equivalent
CommandControl
OptionAlt
ControlControl
Caps LockCaps Lock
ShiftShift
FnFunction KeysFunction Keys

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