Keyboard shortcuts make you a lean, mean productivity-machine by allowing you to keep your fingers stationed on the keyboard, as opposed to moving back and forth to the mouse.
In fact, Brainscape crunched the numbers: If the average computer user wastes two seconds per minute switching off between these two computer accessories, they could save eight work days per year by swapping in all available keyboard shortcuts. Greater productivity means more time you could be spending on a beach, right?
To help you achieve digital-nirvana, we rounded up the 50 best keyboard shortcuts for the Mac. For a complete list, visit Apple.com.
⌘+a selects all. ⌘+c copies. ⌘+x cuts. ⌘+v pastes.
⌘+z undoes. ⌘+y redoes (in some cases ⌘+shift+z redoes).
⌘+n opens a new window. ⌘+t opens a new tab. ⌘+w closes a window.
⌘+b bolds text. ⌘+i italicizes text. ⌘+underlines text.
⌘+left arrow changes view to the left adjacent tab. ⌘+right moves to the right.
⌘+up arrow scrolls to the top of the web page. ⌘+down arrow jumps to the bottom.
Toggle between programs. You can cycle through all open apps by holding ⌘ and pressing tab or arrow keys.
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