• Mac shortcuts to make your life easier

    Date:23 January 2020 Author: Leila Stein

    Unless you’re an Apple Mac aficionado, it can be annoying to navigate Apple’s distinct interface after working on Windows for so long. Here are some keyboard shortcuts that will make navigating this OS a breeze.


    This helps when you’ve just made a mistake and need to take it back. You can then press Shift-Command-Z to Redo, reversing the undo command. In some apps, you can undo and redo multiple commands.

    Command–Space bar

    Show or hide the Spotlight search field.

    Control–Command–Space bar

    This opens up a character keyboard, this makes it easier to insert an emoji into your text. Show the Character Viewer, from which you can choose emoji and other symbols.


    This opens a frame with your most recently used apps, making it easier to switch between them.


    This opens a tool that lets you select part of the screen you would like to screenshot.

    Command + Shift + T

    This web browser tip can sometimes be a lifesaver. Command + Shift + T will open your last closed tab, which helps a lot if you are researching something and close a window without saving the URL.

    Shift–Command–Minus sign (-)

    Decrease the size of the selected item.

    Shift–Command–Plus sign (+)

    Increase the size of the selected item.

    CMD + (numerical number)

    In Safari or Chrome, you can use this to switch tabs. e.g. CMD + 3 will go to tab 3.You need to enable this feature on your computer though.


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