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You Will Need
- Mac computer with OS X
- Good memory
- Optional: Online forums
Go to Spotlight
Go to the Spotlight function by pressing the Command key while you tap the Space bar. Click on Keyboard and Mouse in the drop-down list – the dialog box that pops up lists shortcuts.
Hit Command and comma
Hit the Command and the comma keys to open the Finder preferences.
Take a screen shot
Take and save a picture of your screen by pressing Command, Shift and the number 3.
Press the F9 key to tile open windows on the desktop, and again to return them to their original positions.
Use Command and Shift keys
Press the Command and Shift keys with the Delete key to empty the trash
Zoom in by pressing Command, Option and the plus/equal sign.
Reverse, using Option-Command
Reverse this action, using the Option-Command combination with the minus sign.
Highlight with Command A
Highlight everything in a document using the Command and the 'A' key. You can do the same to highlight characters in a text field as well.
Move with Control and arrows
Move up, down, left, or right within a cell or a table by choosing the Control as you select the arrow for that direction.
Close and restart
Use Control-Command and Delete to close everything and restart the machine.