Sim­ple but pow­er­ful macOS key­board tricks

ADD FUNC­TION­AL­ITY AND EF­FI­CIENCY THROUGH YOUR MAC’S KEY­BOARD.

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THERE ARE MANY well-known key­board com­bi­na­tions that let you do things on a Mac much quicker than with a mouse, but there are also some that add func­tions you may not be aware of. Chances are that, if you need to do some­thing reg­u­larly, there will be a key­board trick that you can use over and over and it will be­come so nat­u­ral to you that us­ing the mouse may even­tu­ally feel like some­thing you only do when ab­so­lutely nec­es­sary.

We will high­light some lesser-known tricks and also ex­plain what they do with the aim that you can use them each day to speed up and ex­pand your Mac us­age. macOS is de­signed to utilise the key­board for much more than mere typ­ing in a va­ri­ety of in­ge­nious ways. QUIT AND HIDE

When you nav­i­gate be­tween apps us­ing the Com­mand and Tab keys, you can press ‘Q’ when an app is high­lighted to im­me­di­ately quit it. You can also press ‘H’ to hide the app and con­tinue to use these short­cuts for as many apps as you like with the Com­mand key held down. MAN­AGE APPS

Hold­ing down the Com­mand key and click­ing an app in the Dock will im­me­di­ately bring up a Finder screen show­ing ex­actly where the app is on your Mac. You can now delete or man­age the app as you re­quire — a huge time saver.

FULL KEY­BOARD CON­TROL US­ING YOUR MACOS KEY­BOARD CAN OF­TEN BE QUICKER THAN A MOUSE.

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