Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to increase efficiency and productivity when working on a Mac. However, there are several hidden keyboard shortcuts on Mac that many people are unaware of. In this post, we introduce you 10 hidden Mac keyboard shortcuts you should know to make it work on your Mac even faster and easier.
It is important to note that it is not necessary to learn all the shortcuts of the dying Mac, but the best option is to write it down on a piece of paper and start using them when you are going to use them. In this way, according you are acquiring fluency, you’ll see how amazing and easy it is to work with the Mac.
- Control + Option + Command + Eject: immediately shut down your Mac without displaying a confirmation dialog window. This can be useful if you need to quickly shut down your Mac.
- Command + Option + Control + Eject: immediately restart your Mac without displaying a confirmation dialog window.
- Command+Shift+A: Open the Applications folder in Finder.
- Command+Shift+U: open the utilities folder in Finder.
- Command+Shift+D: open the desktop folder in Finder.
- Cmd+Shift+G: Allows you to navigate to a specific location in Finder.
- Command+Shift+: show or hide hidden files in Finder.
- Control + Command + Space:: opens the character pack, which allows you to insert special characters into your documents.
- Cmd+Ctrl+F: Allows you to view any window in full screen mode, even if the application does not support full screen.
- Option + Shift + V: pastes plain text in place of the formatted text found on the clipboard.
Shortcuts in Finder
If you’ve already seen the advantages of knowing some Mac shortcuts, you don’t know how important it is to combine that knowledge with the Finder app. Finder is responsible for managing all the files on the Mac, so it is essential to organize it in the most efficient way for you and thus be able to get the most out of your Apple computer. It is a fundamental element to navigate the Mac, in fact it is the only tool in the Dock that you can neither close nor change its location. That being said, here is a series of basic and advanced shortcuts so that you can take advantage of them and work more efficiently with your Apple computer.
Now we are going to see a series of shortcuts that can be very interesting to access the Finder sidebar. However, if you go to Finder preferences, you can determine which files you want to appear in the sidebar to make it more saturated or uncluttered. The shortcuts are as follows.
- Shift + Command + A: Open the Applications section of the Finder.
- Shift + Command + U: access the Utilities section
- Shift + Command + F: enter Recent section
- Shift + Command + I: open iCloud Drive
- Shift + Command + O: access in your Documents
- Shift + Command + L: you enter the Library
- Shift + Command +H: you access your user
- Shift + Command + D: move the Desktop section
- Shift + Command + R: open airdrop
- Shift + Command + K: access the Network section
Leave us in the comments if you knew these shortcuts for both the Mac keyboard and Finder.