The Most Useful Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted: May 24, 2013 in Test Equipment


In architecting its latest operating system (OS) for Macs — OS X version 10.8, also known as Mountain Lion — Apple liberally mimicked iOS, the operating system that runs the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Many functions and features in Mountain Lion are accessed and controlled by swiping, flicking, tapping and pinching on the surface of a trackpad (or on the top of Apple’s accessory Magic Mouse), as well as by pointing and clicking. But like operating systems of yesteryear, when trackpads and mice were far less integral, Mountain Lion also lets you use a keyboard alone to summon a feature or function.

In fact, Mountain Lion contains so many “keyboard shortcuts” — combinations of key presses that invoke a command — that an Apple webpage lists hundreds of them.

What follows here is our choice of the most useful keyboard shortcuts in Mountain Lion (and all OS X…

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