Make Command and Option Keys your Friend: Keyboard Shortcuts

Ever wonder what the command and option keys are on your keyboard. Maybe you know command+c is copy and command+v is paste. Well the command key⌘, and your option/alt key⌥ can do so much more.

There are so many shortcuts that it can be a little overwhelming. You can try adopting one or two at a time and slowly build up your use of these shortcuts.

A few of my favorites beyond copy and paste:

 command+q  Quits app
 command+b  Bolds Text
 option+command+esc   Force Quit: Choose an app to force quit. Or press Command-  Shift-Option-Esc and hold for 3 seconds to force just the front  app to quit.
 command+spacebar  Spotlight: Show or hide the Spotlight search field. To perform a  Spotlight search from a Finder window, press Command–Option–  Space bar. If you use multiple input sources to type in different    languages, these shortcuts change input sources instead of  showing Spotlight.
 command+f  Find: Open a Find window, or find items in a document.

See a list of Mac Keyboard Shortcuts here

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