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Handy Apple/OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

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Apple computers running OS X have special keyboard shortcuts which can speed up your work or help you complete special functions.  To use a keyboard shortcut, you will hold one key (called a modifier key, often CTRL or Command) and press then release the letter key. An example:

 

                        To copy an image or text to the Clipboard the user would push the command key with a character key (in this case “C”)


            

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Common shortcut commands are listed below.  For additional shortcut commands please go to: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343

 

Key or Key Combination

What it does:

Command + A

Select all items in the font Finder window

Command + D

Duplicate selected item

Command + E

Eject

Command + F

Find any matching Spotlight attribute

Command + N

New Finder window of current program in use

Command + O

Open selected item

Command + S

Save

Command + Q

Quit

Command + V

Paste

Command + W

Close window

Command + X

Cut

Command + Z

Undo/Redo

Shift + Command + 3

Capture the screen to a file

Shift + Control + Command + 3

Capture the screen to the Clipboard

Shift + Command + 4

Capture a selection to a file

Shift + Control + Command + 4

Capture a selection to the Clipboard