Keyboard Shortcuts for Apple Computers


Did you know your computer keyboard has over 100 keyboard shortcuts? In addition to the standard copy and paste, Apple computers are programmed with a variety of keyboard shortcuts for documents, formatting, and navigation. Without touching the mouse, you can impress your peers by controlling your computer with a few quick taps. 

For Windows users, check out Keyboard Tips and Tricks for Windows Computers


Are you interested in even more keyboard commands? Check out the complete list of Mac shortcuts. As noted below for some commands, the keyboard shortcuts differ if you’re using the Google docs editing platform.


Undo cmd + z
Redo  shift + cmd + z
Find  cmd + f
Close window cmd + w
Close all windows of front app opt + cmd + w
Minimize window cmd + m
Minimize all windows of front app opt + cmd + m
Make fullscreen or escape fullscreen ctrl + cmd + f
Switch to most recently used app among open apps cmd + tab
Force quit an app opt + cmd + esc


Refresh webpage cmd + r
Zoom in cmd + +
Zoom out cmd +
Open a new tab cmd + t
Open hyperlink in new tab cmd + (click link)

Text Formatting – Microsoft Office

Superscript cmd + shift + =
for Google docs: cmd + .
Subscript cmd + =
Google docs: cmd + ,
Insert hyperlink  cmd + k
Paste and match formatting of surrounding text cmd + shift + v
Copy formatting of selected text cmd + shift + c
Paste copied formatting on selected text cmd + shift + v



Select all text cmd + a
Select all text below cmd + shift + down arrow
Select all text above cmd + shift + up arrow
Select text 1 line below shift + down arrow
Select text 1 line above shift + up arrow


Move Cursor

Move to beginning of line/paragraph ctrl + a OR opt + up arrow
Move to end of line/paragraph ctrl + e OR opt + down arrow



Take screenshot (will save as file on desktop) cmd + shift + 4



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