Even if you’ve had your Mac for quite some time, or you are a fresh user, you can use this list of tips and tricks about Mac to refresh your memory and find out some new interesting things that you didn’t know until now. Keep reading to see all the things a Mac can do.
Let’s be honest, we sometimes are very lazy (or busy, as we call it) and we don’t want to go through a boring process that could be skipped with just using a shortcut. So here’s a selection of the basic Mac shortcuts to make your life easier.
- If you want to copy to the clipboard, press the keys CTRL and C.
- If you want to cut to the clipboard, hit the keys CTRL and X.
- If you want to paste from the clipboard, press CTRL and V at the same time.
- If you want to jump at the beginning of a line, you just need to press ⌘CMD and the Arrow to the left.
- If you want to jump at the end of a line, you just need to press ⌘CMD and the Arrow to the right.
- Highlighting can be an easy task. Press Shift, the Arrow to the left and ⌘CMD to highlight everything you have on the left of your cursor.
- Press Shift, the Arrow to the right and ⌘CMD to highlight everything you have on the right of your cursor.
- If you want to select everything, press the keys A and ⌘CMD at the same time.
- If you’re looking to undo the last operation you did, press ⌘CMD and Z.
- If you’re looking to redo the last undo, press ⌘CMD, Z and Shift at the same time.
- Use the combination Shift + 3 + CMD to save your screen as a PNG file.
- Use the combination Shift + 4 + CMD to save just a certain portion of the screen as a PNG file.
Working with copied paragraphs
We’ve all dealt with this problem, especially if we’re stuck working in Word for hours: copying paragraphs from a source. You obviously want the font to match yours, but the text usually copies with the style of the text it was written in. If you want to past the paragraph without the style, use this combination: ⌘CMD + Shift + V + Option.
Adjust your volume (in silence)
If you just want to enjoy your music but at the same time to adjust your sound volume, you can silently do so (because no one wants to hear the clicking sound it makes) by pressing Shift + F11/F12.