Some Useful Keyboard Combinations for your Mac or PC

Some Useful Keyboard Combinations for your Mac or PC

These will certainly come in handy for every Windows and Mac user in your business.

Need-To-Know Keyboard Combinations for Mac:

  • Command + F3:  Removes all app windows from view displaying your desktop. To bring your apps back, simply press the keys again.
  • ​Command + 1 (2, 3): You can cycle through open tabs on your browser. Just hit the corresponding number to the tab you want to open.
  • Command + Semicolon: Go through all of the misspelled words in any given document.
  • Command + Down Arrow: Jump to the bottom of any webpage.
  • Option + Command + F: This opens the search field.
  • Command + Up Arrow: Jump to the top of any webpage.
  • Option + Delete: This shortcut will delete one word at a time, as opposed to one letter at a time.
  • Command + Shift + T: This combination opens recently closed tabs. Perfect for those times when you accidentally close something.
  • Option + Shift + Volume Up/Volume down: This will adjust your volume in smaller increments than if you were to just hit the volume controls.
  • Shift + Command + Q: Log out of your user account.


Need-To-Know Keyboard Combinations for Your PC:

  • Alt + Tab: Switch between open tabs.
  • Win + Shift + M: Restores windows that were minimized.
  • Win: Opens the start menu.  (In Windows 8.1 it opens the previous window.)
  • Win + A: Opens the Action Centre in Windows 10.
  • Win + B: Selects the first icon in the Notification Area. You can then go through the icons with the arrow keys.
  • Win + C: Shows the Charm Bar in Windows 8 and 8.1. In Windows 10 it opens Cortana.
  • Win + Ctrl + B: Switches to programs indicating new messages in the Notification Area.
  • Win + D: Minimizes all open windows to display the desktop.
  • Win + F: Opens ‘find files and folders’.
  • ​Win + E: Opens Windows Explorer. In Windows 10 it opens the Quick Launch by default.
  • Win + L: Changes user or locks the workstation.
  • Win + M: Minimizes all windows.
  • Win + P: Switches operating modes to an external monitor/projector. This works for Windows 7 onwards.
  • Win + R: Opens the ‘run dialog’ box.
  • Win + U: Opens the Utility Manager.

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