1. Mac Keyboard Shortcuts Microsoft Word

Mice and trackpads may have made it easier for us to point to a specific spot on our Mac screens, but there are some cases where constantly reaching for that pointing control device can slow down our work. That’s why learning keyboard shortcuts is the top way that Mac professionals improve their productivity. We’ve shown you some other keyboard shortcuts in the past:

Create a keyboard shortcut in Excel or Word for Mac On the Tools menu, click Customize Keyboard. In the Categories list, click a tab name. In the Commands list, click the command that you want to assign a keyboard shortcut to. In the Press new keyboard shortcut box, type a key combination that. This article shows all keyboard shortcuts for Word. For users with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts can be easier than using the touchscreen and are an essential alternative to using a mouse. Get these keyboard shortcuts in a Word document at this link: Word keyboard shortcuts.

  • OS X Keyboard Shortcuts You May Have Forgotten… Or Never Knew
  • 15 macOS Keyboard Shortcuts To Improve Your Productivity
  • Ten More macOS Keyboard Shortcuts To Improve Productivity

Today we’re going to focus on one variety of keyboard shortcut: shortcuts that are targeted at managing Mac windows.

1) Close the current window (Command + W)
This keyboard shortcut has been around since the first Macs rolled out of the factories back in 1984. It’s a very common keyboard shortcut to use, and it can save a lot of time and poking around with your favorite pointing device. However, it’s not something that a lot of new Mac users seem to be aware of, so it bears repeating here. To close an active open window, just press the Command ( ⌘ ) and W keys. Boom — it’s closed.

2) Close all open windows (Command + Option + W)
You’ve been doing a lot of photo cropping in the Preview app and you have a hundred windows that are all open. You really don’t want to have to click the close button on every one of those windows, do you? To close all open windows in an application or the Finder, just add the Option key to the first keyboard shortcut listed above. Press Command ( ⌘ ), Option, and W keys at the same time, and all of those open windows are closed.

3) Minimize the current window (Command + M)
Minimizing a window by clicking the yellow “minimize” button or using this keyboard shortcut doesn’t close it; instead, it moves a small thumbnail image of the window down to the right side of the menu bar. That makes Command + M a very useful command, as it can get app windows out of the way while still keeping them nearby.

4) Maximize the current window (No built-in shortcut)
There’s no keyboard shortcut built into macOS for maximizing a window; that is, making it take up all the available space on the screen without covering the menu bar. However, it’s easy to make your own shortcut key combination:

Shortcuts

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts Microsoft Word

A – Launch System Preferences

B – Click on Keyboard, then click the Shortcuts tab

C – Click on App Shortcuts

D – Click the Add ( + ) button at the bottom of the dialog

E – In the dialog that appears, enter a name for the menu command. Here, we’ll type in “Zoom”

F – Type the keyboard command you wish to use. We’ll choose Command + Option + = (equal sign) as the shortcut, then click the Add button (see image below):

Creating a keyboard shortcut to zoom into / out of a window

Now go to almost any window and press Command, Option and the equal sign at the same time. The window should toggle to fill the entire screen but leave the menu bar exposed. Pressing the same keyboard shortcut will toggle it back to the original size. Oddly enough, this keyboard shortcut does not work with Safari…

5) Flip between open application windows (Command + `)
I love this keyboard shortcut, because I like to double-click on emails to open them in their own windows, and sometimes my Mac screen is cluttered with individual emails. This keyboard shortcut uses the Command key and the ` (accent) key. That accent key is to the left of the “1” key on the Mac keyboard.

Press Command + ` repeatedly and you’ll flip through all of the open windows in the current app.

6) Hide all other app windows (Command + Option + H)
Mac power users can often have a dozen or more apps up and running at the same time, and if there are multiple windows open for each app things can quickly get lost… Fortunately, there’s a way to focus on just the app you’re currently working on.

Press Command + Option + H simultaneously and all other app windows disappear, leaving you focused on one app at a time. Using this keyboard shortcut with #5 (flip between open application windows) is a great way to jump into an app and then find exactly the document window you’re looking for.

Be Sociable, Share This!

Prices, terms, and availability subject to change without notice. Not responsible for typographical, technical, or descriptive errors of products herein.
OWC is on-site wind turbine powered at 8 Galaxy Way, Woodstock, IL 60098 1-800-275-4576 +1-815-338-8685 (International)
All Rights Reserved, Copyright 2018, OWC – Since 1988

Lesson 13: Keyboard Shortcuts

/en/techsavvy/browsing-privately/content/

What are keyboard shortcuts?

Keyboard shortcuts are keys or key combinations you can press on your computer's keyboard to perform a variety of tasks. Because both of your hands can remain on the keyboard, using a shortcut to perform a task is often faster than using a mouse. Keyboard shortcuts are also universal—meaning once you learn them, you can use many of the same shortcuts in a variety of applications. For example, you can use the shortcuts that copy and paste text in a word processor application to perform the same tasks in email, Facebook, and in your blog.

Keyboard shortcuts are different for Windows and macOS computers. In this lesson, we'll share some of the most common shortcuts for both versions.

Watch the video to learn the basics of performing keyboard shortcuts.


How to perform keyboard shortcuts

Many keyboard shortcuts require pressing two or more keys in a specific order. For example, to perform the shortcut Ctrl+X simply press and hold the Ctrl key and then press the X key and release.

How to find keyboard shortcuts

In many applications, you'll find keyboard shortcuts next to menu items. Occasionally, in some applications like Microsoft Word you may need to hover over a button to display its keyboard shortcut.

Keyboard shortcuts next to menu items
Hovering over a button to view the keyboard shortcut

Common keyboard shortcuts

Check out the infographic below to learn some of the most common keyboard shortcuts:

Windows shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can help you when working with text, files,applications, and the Internet. In Windows, you'll use the Ctrl (Control) or Alt key to perform most keyboard shortcuts.

Ctrl and Alt keys on PC keyboard

Working with text

These keyboard shortcuts are useful when working with text in word processor, email, and social media applications (like Twitter). They can help you perform commonly repeated tasks like copying and pasting or bolding text.

  • Ctrl+X: Cut the selected text.
  • Ctrl+C: Copy the selected text.
  • Ctrl+V: Paste the copied or cut text.
  • Ctrl+A: Select all text on the page or in the active window.


  • Ctrl+B: Bold the selected text.
  • Ctrl+I: Italicize the selected text.
  • Ctrl+U: Underline the selected text.
  • Home: Skip to the beginning of the current line.
  • End: Skip to the end of the current line.


    Home and End keys
  • Ctrl+right arrow: Skip to the beginning of the next word. You can press the right arrow multiple times to skip several words.
  • Ctrl+left arrow: Skip to the beginning of the previous word. You can press the left arrow multiple times to skip several words.
  • Ctrl+Shift+right arrow: Select the next word.
  • Ctrl+Shift+left arrow: Select the previous word.

Working with files and applications

For

You can use keyboard shortcuts to open, close, and switch applications. When working with a file (like a Microsoft Word document), shortcuts can be used to createnew files, find words, and print.

  • Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Quit a frozen application. This keyboard shortcut opens the Task Manager. You can then select the unresponsive application and end it.


  • Delete: Send a selected file to the Recycle Bin.
  • Enter: Open a selected application or file.
  • Ctrl+N: Create a new file.
  • Ctrl+O: Open an existing file.
  • Ctrl+P: Print an open file.
  • Ctrl+S: Save the current file.
  • Ctrl+Z: Undo the previous action. If you'd like to redo the action, press Ctrl+Y.
  • Ctrl+F: Find a word or phrase in the current file. This shortcut will make a search box appear. You can then type the text you wish to find. If the word or phrase appears more than once, press Enter to move to the next instance.


    Finding a word in the file
  • Ctrl+- (Ctrl+dash key): Zoom out. When viewing a photo in an application like Windows Photo Viewer, this shortcut will make the image appear smaller.
  • Ctrl+= (Ctrl+equal key): Zoom in. When viewing a photo in an application like Windows Photo Viewer, this shortcut will make the image appear larger.


  • Alt+F4: Quit the current application.
  • Windows key: Open the Start menu.


    Windows key
  • Alt+Tab: Switch between open windows. This shortcut opens the Task Switcher. While continuing to hold the Alt key, you can then use the left and right arrows (or press Tab) to move between open windows.


Internet shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts can also be used to navigate your web browser. Many of the Working with Text shortcuts are useful online, like the shortcuts for selecting, copying, and pasting text into your web browser's address bar. Because each browser is different, some of these shortcuts may have varying results.

  • Ctrl+F: Find a word or phrase in the current webpage. This shortcut opens the Find toolbar. You can then type the text you wish to find. If the word or phrase appears more than once, press Enter to move to the next instance.
    Finding a word
  • Ctrl+T: Open a new browser tab.


  • Ctrl+N: Open a new browser window.
  • Ctrl+R: Reload the current browser page.
  • Tab: Skip to the next field in a web form. For example, when filling in your address on a web form, pressing tab will move the cursor to the next field. For more information, check out our article Speed Up Your Workflow with the Tab Key.


    Skipping to the next field in a web form
  • Ctrl+D: Bookmark the current page.
  • Ctrl+B: View bookmarks.
  • Ctrl+H: View browsing history.
  • Ctrl+J: View downloads.


  • Home: Scroll to the top of the webpage.
  • End: Scroll to the bottom of the webpage.

Using the Alt key to navigate menus

When you press the Alt key, you will have access to all menus in the current application. This means you can perform almost any task with just your keyboard. For example, you can type Alt+F+X to quit an application. When performing these shortcuts, you will not need to hold down the Alt key.

Menu selections after pressing Alt

Try using keyboard shortcuts to perform the following tasks:

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Navigate to a word processing application like Microsoft Word.
  3. Open the application, and type a few lines of text.
  4. Select a few of the words. Bold and italicize the selected text.
  5. Undo the italicized formatting.
  6. Find a word or phrase in the document.
  7. Save the document.
  8. Close the application.

Try using keyboard shortcuts to perform the following tasks in your web browser:

  1. Open a new web browser window.
  2. Move through to the webpage to the address bar.
  3. Type the address of a webpage of your choice. For example, type www.weather.com.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page, then scroll back to the top of the page.
  5. Add the webpage to your bookmarks.
  6. Copy the web address.
  7. Open a new web browser tab, and paste the copied link into the address bar.
  8. Close the web browser.

Mac shortcuts

Many of the keyboard shortcuts for macOS are similar to Windows shortcuts. However, instead of the Ctrl and Alt keys, Mac keyboards have Control, Option, and Command keys.

If you are not using a Mac keyboard, you may not have the Command or Option keys. You will need to experiment with key combinations to perform some keyboard shortcuts.

Working with text

These keyboard shortcuts are useful when working with text in word processor, email, and social media applications (like Twitter). They can help you perform commonly repeated tasks like copying and pasting or bolding text.

  • Command+X: Cut the selected text.
  • Command+C: Copy the selected text.
  • Command+V: Paste the copied or cut text.
  • Command+A: Select all text on the page or in the active window.


    Selected text
  • Command+B: Bold the selected text.
  • Command+I: Italicize the selected text.
  • Command+U: Underline the selected text.
  • Command+left arrow: Skip to the beginning of the current line.
  • Command+right arrow: Skip to the end of the current line.
  • Option+right arrow: Skip to the beginning of the next word. You can press the right arrow multiple times to skip several words.
  • Option+left arrow: Skip to the beginning of the previous word. You can press the left arrow multiple times to skip several words.
  • Shift+Option+right arrow: Select the next word.
  • Shift+Option+left arrow: Select the previous word.

Working with files and applications

You can use keyboard shortcuts to open, close, and switch applications in Finder and from your desktop. When working with a file (like a Microsoft Word document), shortcuts can be used to create new files, find words, and print.

  • Option+Command+Esc: Quit a frozen application. This shortcut opens the Force Quit dialog box. You can then select an application and quit it.


  • Command+Delete: Send a selected file to the Trash.
  • Command+Down Arrow (or Command+O): Open a selected application or file.
  • Command+N: Create a new file.
  • Command+O: Open an existing file.
  • Command+P: Print an open file.
  • Command+S: Save the current file.
  • Command+Z: (or Shift+Command+Z): Undo the previous action. If you'd like to redo the action, press Command+Y.
  • Command+F: Find a word or phrase in the current page. This shortcut will make a search box appear. You can then type the text you wish to find. If the word or phrase appears more than once, press Enter to move to the next instance.
    Find box
  • Command+-(Command+dash key): Zoom out. When viewing a photo in an application like iPhoto, this shortcut will make the image appear smaller.
  • Command+= (Command+equal key): Zoom in. When viewing a photo in an application like iPhoto, this shortcut will make the image appear larger.


  • Command+Q: Quit the current application.
  • Command+W: Close the current file or window.
  • Command+Tab: Switch between open applications. This shortcut opens the Application Switcher. While continuing to press the Command key, you can then press Tab again to move between open applications.


    Application Switcher

Internet shortcuts

These shortcuts are designed for navigating your webbrowser. Many of the Working with Text shortcuts are also useful online, like the shortcuts for selecting, copying, and pasting text into your web browser’s address bar. Because each web browser is different, some of these shortcuts may vary in their effectiveness.

  • Command+F: Find a word or phrase in the current webpage. This shortcut opens the Find toolbar. You can then type the text you wish to find. If the word or phrase appears more than once, press Enter to move to the next instance.
  • Command+T: Open a new browser tab.


    New browser tab
  • Command+N: Open a new browser window.
  • Command+R: Reload the current browser page.
  • Tab: Skip to the next field in a web form. For example, when filling in your address on a web form, pressing tab will move the cursor to the next field. For more information, check out our article Speed Up Your Workflow with the Tab Key.
  • Command+D: Bookmark the current page.
  • Command+B: View bookmarks.
  • Home: Scroll to the top of the webpage.
  • End: Scroll to the bottom of the webpage.

Open a word processor like Microsoft Word or TextEdit, and type a few lines of text. Try using keyboard shortcuts to perform the following tasks:

  1. Select a few of the words. Bold the selected text.
  2. Undo the text editing, and italicize the selected words instead.
  3. Find a word or phrase in the document.
  4. Save the document.
  5. Close the application.

If you are unable to add formatting in TextEdit, then go to the Format menu and select Make Rich Text.

Try using keyboard shortcuts to perform the following tasks in your web browser.

  1. Open a new web browser window.
  2. Move through the webpage to the address bar.
  3. Type the address of a webpage of your choice. For example, type www.pinterest.com.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page, then scroll back to the top of the page.
  5. Add the webpage to your bookmarks.
  6. Copy the web address.
  7. Open a new web browser tab, and paste the copied link into the address bar.
  8. Close the web browser.

/en/techsavvy/keyboard-shortcut-vines/content/

Coments are closed
Scroll to top