Windows Equivalent Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

You may feel difficult to use the keyboard when switching to Mac from Windows. The same problem happens if you are in a situation to use both Windows 10 and macOS computers. The situation is quite common that you may have MacBook for personal use and need to use Windows PC on office. Here is a list of Windows equivalent Mac keyboard shortcuts that will help you to get things done on both environments easily.

Windows Equivalent Mac Shortcuts

Unfortunately, some Windows equivalent shortcuts are not available in Mac. However, you can setup custom keyboard shortcuts in Mac for that.

Windows ShortcutMac ShortcutAction
Alt + F4Cmd + QClose open window
Alt + TabCmd + TabSwitch through open next apps
Alt + Shift + TabCmd + Shift + TabSwitch through open previous apps
Ctrl + ACmd + ASelect all
Ctrl + CCmd + CCopy content
Ctrl + DCmd + DeleteDelete and move to Recycle Bin
Ctrl + ShiftCtrl + SpaceToggle keyboard layout
Ctrl + Shift + EscCmd + Opt + EscTask manager or Force quit
Ctrl + VCmd + VPaste content
Ctrl + XCmd + XCut content
Ctrl + YCmd + Shift + ZRedo action
Ctrl + ZCmd + ZUndo previous action
Shift + DeleteCmd + Option + DeletePermanently delete item
Shift + F10CustomShow shortcut menu
Windows Logo  + LCmd + Ctrl + QLock computer
Windows Logo + ;Cmd + Ctrl + SpaceEmoji keyboard
Windows Logo + .Cmd + Ctrl + SpaceEmoji keyboard
Windows Logo  + +Cmd + Opt + = or –Magnifier / Zoom in or out in Mac
Windows Logo + SpacebarCmd + Space + Key configured in preferencesSwitch keyboard language input
Windows Logo + ACustomAction Center in Windows / Notification Center in Mac
Windows Logo + Alt + DCustomToggle date and time
Windows Logo + ,Cmd + F3Peek desktop
Windows Logo + Ctrl + EnterCmd + Fn + F5Narrator in Windows / VoiceOver in Mac
Ctrl + SCmd + Opt + DStart menu in Windows / Dock in Mac
Windows Logo  + DCmd + Mission ControlShow or hide desktop
Windows Logo + Down arrowCmd + MResize or minimze app
Windows Logo + ECmd + Option + SpaceFile Explorer in Windows / Open Search in Finder
Windows Logo  + ICmd + ,Settings / Preferences
Windows Logo + MCmd + Opt + MMinimize all apps
Windows Logo + NumberFn + Ctrl + F3 then Left arrow and enterLaunch taskbar app with the position specified by the number
Windows Logo + OCustom SelectableLock orientation
Windows Logo + POpt F1 or F2Project menu in Windows / Display settings in Mac
Windows Logo + RCmd + Space and searchRun dialog box in Windows / Terminal in Mac
Windows Logo + SCmd + SpaceOpen search
Windows Logo + Shift + MCmd + Tab then selectRestore minimized apps from desktop
Windows Logo + Shift + SCommand + Shift + 5Take screenshot
Windows Logo + Shift + Up arrowNot availableStrecth app to touch top and bottom of screen
Windows Logo + Shift + VCustomNavigate through notifications
Windows Logo + TCtrl + Fn + F3 then Left ArrowNavigate through taskbar apps
Windows Logo + TabCmd + TanTask view in Windows / Toggle apps in Mac
Windows Logo + UCmd + Opt + Fn + F5Ease of Access Center
Windows Logo + Up arrowCmd + LMaximize window
Windows Logo + VCmd + Shift + Opt + VClipboard history
Windows Logo + XNot applicableQuick link menu
Windows Logo  + Ctrl + QNot applicableQuick Assist
Win Logo  + BCustomFocus notification area
F2EnterRename
Alt + FCmd + F2 and FFile menu
Alt + ECmd + F2 and EEdit menu
Alt + VCmd + F2 and VView menu
Ctrl + PCmd + PPrint
Ctrl + NCmd + TNew browser tab
Ctrl + Shift + NCmd + Shift + NNew folder
EnterCmd + OOpen file or folder or program
Win Logo + X then U then SCmd + Opt + EjectSleep or standby
Win Logo + X then U then UCmd + Ctrl + Opt + EjectShutdown
Win Logo + X then U then RCmd + Ctrl + PowerRestart
Hold power buttonCmd + Opt + EjectForce shutdown
Win Logo + Print ScreenCmd + Shift + 3Save screenshot of the screen
Print ScreenCmd + Ctrl + Shift + 3Copy screen screenshot to clipboard
Alt + Print ScreenCmd + Ctrl + Shift + 3Copy active window screenshot
Ctrl + FCmd + FFind
Ctrl + HCmd + HSearch and replace
Ctrl + BCmd + BBold
Ctrl + ICmd + IItalic
Ctrl + UCmd + UUnderline
Ctrl + Shift + ACmd + Opt + CToggle uppercase and lowercase
Ctrl + Shift + =Cmd + Ctrl + +Superscript
Ctrl + =Cmd + Ctrl + –Subscript
Alt + DCmd + LBrowser address bar
Alt + HomeCmd + HomeBrowser home page
Ctrl + BCmd + BBookmarks menu in browser
Ctrl + EnterCmd or Ctrl + EnterAdd .com to URL in browser
Shift + EnterShift + EnterAdd .net to URL in browser
Ctrl + Shift + EnterCmd + Shift + EnterAdd .org to URL in browser
Ctrl + DCmd + DAdd to bookmark in browser
Ctrl + WCmd + F11Close current window

Note, some shortcuts are applicable only for some applications. For example, browser shortcuts may work only with web browsers.

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