Macs are renowned for being the easiest computers to operate. With these 10 shortcuts, you’ll be speeding through your work without interruption.
Step 1: 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.
Step 2: Hit Command and comma Hit the Command and the comma keys to open the Finder preferences.
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Step 3: Take a screen shot Take and save a picture of your screen by pressing Command, Shift and the number 3.
Step 4: Tile windows Press the F9 key to tile open windows on the desktop, and again to return them to their original positions.
Step 5: Use Command and Shift keys Press the Command and Shift keys with the Delete key to empty the trash
TIP: Create your own shortcuts by going under the Menu to System Preferences to 'Keyboard and Mouse.' Click the plus at bottom left, choose Finder from the pop-up, and type your menu command, then the shortcut. Click 'Add.'
Step 6: Zoom in Zoom in by pressing Command, Option and the plus/equal sign.
Step 7: Reverse, using Option-Command Reverse this action, using the Option-Command combination with the minus sign.
Step 8: 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.
Step 9: 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.
Step 10: Close and restart Use Control-Command and Delete to close everything and restart the machine.
FACT: Did you know? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer scientists held almost 30,000 jobs in 2008, but the field is expected to grow by 24 percent by 2018.