How to Optimize the Keyboard on Mac

Keyboard shortcuts are one way to maximize the use of a keyboard on a computer. With this shortcut, can shorten the time in completing tasks, thus making us more productive.

There are many combinations of keyboard shortcuts that can be used on the Mac OS X operating system.

Control + F2

This combination makes it easy for users to access the menu bar on a Mac when they don’t have a mouse or trackpad. Next, if you want to highlight each item in the menu bar, simply use the arrow keys and press Return to select it.

Command + Spacebar

This shortcut opens Spotlight so you can start searching.

Command + M

This combination will minimize the window that opens to the Dock.

Command + Delete / Command + Shift + Delete

Both of these combinations to remove. The difference is if Command + Delete to delete the file to Trash. While Command + Shift + Delete to delete all the trash in the Trash.

Control + Command + Shift + 3 and 4

Without using the Control key, these two shortcuts will take screenshots of the entire screen or selected area. But if you add a Control button, the screenshot will be saved to the clipboard and not on the desktop.

Command + P

A combination of old school but quite useful. This shortcut is used to print the window that is currently open.

Command + N

This shortcut will open a new Finder window. When you add the Shift key, the user can create a new folder.

Command + Z

The combination of Command and Z can undo the last action taken. Including when removing to trash.

Control + D

The function of the Delete key on a Mac is different from Windows. The Delete key on a Mac has a function as a Backspace. To be able to delete text from the front of the cursor we can use a combination of Control + D.

Command + Shift + I

When using Safari, this combination of keyboard shortcuts will automatically open a new message in the Mail App and copy the website link that is being accessed into the body of the text. This shortcut is very useful when you want to share a website address with friends using email.

Command + Shift + Option + Esc

Mac applications sometimes experience errors. When this happens, we can press Command + Shift + Option + Esc to quickly do Force Quit.


This one button can do many things for users. Like being able to Play and Pause while watching videos, as well as view documents and media files when in the Finder.

Command + Option + Control + Eject

Use a combination of Keyboard Command + Option + Control + Eject to shut down the Mac quickly. So make sure all the work has been saved before typing the combination.

Using this combination saves enough time because it cuts the process of access to the Apple menu if you want to turn off your Mac device. We can also use a combination of Command + Option + Eject.

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