Important macOS Shortcuts

Finder shortcutsShortcuts
New folderShift + Command + N
Show the Get Info window for a selected fileCommand + I
Multiple folder Get InfoCommand + Option + I
Move ItemCommand + Option + V
Duplicate the selected filesCommand + D
Start a Spotlight search in the Finder windowCommand + F
Go to the previous folderCommand–Left Bracket ([)
Go to the next folderCommand–Right Bracket (])
Copy a folder’s pathnameControl-click the folder in the path bar, then choose Copy “folder” as Pathname.
Move the dragged item to the other volume, instead of copying it.Command key while dragging to another volume
System shortcutsShortcuts
Enter Full ScreenControl + Command + F
Fn + F
Adjust the sound volume in smaller stepsOption + Shift + Volume Up
Option + Shift + Volume Down
Adjust the display brightness in smaller steps.
Add the Control key to this shortcut to make the adjustment on your external display, if supported by your display.
Option + Shift + Brightness Up

Option + Shift + Brightness Down
BackspaceFn + Delete
Page Up/DownFn + Up/Down Arrow
ScreenshotCommand + Shift + 3
Capture Portion of the ScreenCommand + Shift + 4
Copy a Portion of The Screen to the ClipboardCommand + Control + Shift + 4
Screenshot menu to record video or edit your screenshotShift + Command + 5
Capture a Window or MenuCommand + Shift + 4 + Space bar

Mac startup key combinations

  1. Turn on your Mac and continue to press and hold the power button as your Mac starts up.
  2. Release the power button when you see the startup options screen, which displays your startup disks and a gear icon labeled Options.
  3. From this window, you can start up from a different disk, start up in safe mode, use macOS Recovery, and more. Find out more about these options

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