Saturday, January 19, 2013

Windows and Mac OS X Program and Keyboard shortcuts cheat sheet


I’m a long time Windows user that recently migrated to Mac OS X (10.8.2). This blog can be used as a cheat sheet for learning or remembering keyboard shortcuts and popular programs bundled into the OS.

Keyboard shortcuts/keystrokes
Shortcut/Keystroke
Mac OS
Windows
Comments
Delete (character in front of cursor)
Fn + delete
Del
As a Windows user this is something I missed a lot, having a delete key
Backspace (delete character before cursor)
delete
backspace

Control key
Command
Control
In some cases the Control key is used in MacOS instead of Command
Copy
Command + C
Control + C

Paste
Command + V
Control + V

Undo
Command + Z
Control + Z

Redo
Command + Y
Control + Y

Close Window
Command + W
Control + W

Find
Command + F
Control + F

Select All
Command + A
Control + A

Maximize Window
None
Control + F10

Minimize Window
Command + M
Control + M

Function keys (e.g. F1, F2, F3, etc)
Fn + Function key
Function key

Switch programs
Command + tab
Control + tab

Force quit application
Command + option + esc
Control + Alt Delete





Lock Computer
Control + Shift + Power
Ctl + Alt + Del
Click on ‘Lock Computer’
Or
Windows logo key + L

Scroll Page Up/Down
Fn + Up/Down
Page Up/Page Down
I certainly miss the Page Up/Page Down keys
Scroll Top/Bottom of Page
Command + Up/Down
Control + Home/End
The MacOS keystroke works in browsers, but does not work in Word
Scroll by Word
Option + Left/Right
Control + Left/Right

Select through end of line
Shift + Command + Right
Shift + End
I definitely miss the home/end keys
Select through beginning of line
Shift + Command + End
Shift + Home

Select/unselect text by word
Shift + Option + Left/Right
Shift + Control + Left/Right

Capture screen to clipboard
Command + Control + Shift + 3
Print Screen

Capture current window to clipboard
Command + Control + Shift + 4 + Space
Alt + Print Screen


Microsoft Office shortcuts (applies to most editing software)
Shortcut/Keystroke
Word for Mac 2011
Word (Windows)
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Repeat last action
Command + Y
Option + Return
F4
This can be customized: Tools -> Customize Keyboard -> Edit -> EditRedoOrRepeat
Bold
Command + B
Control + B

Italic
Command + I
Control + I

Clear Selected Text From a Table Cell/Row
Fn + Delete
Delete
The delete key in Mac will actually delete the entire cell/row

Programs
Program description
Mac OS
Windows
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File system viewer
Finder
Windows Explorer

Text Editor
TextEdit
Wordpad
Notepad

View System Processes
Activity Monitor
Task Manager

Control Panel
System Preferences
Control Panel

OS Command Window
Terminal
Command Prompt
I constantly confuse this with Console
System Log/Event viewer
Console
Event Viewer

Deleted Files viewer
Trash
Recycle Bin

Screen Image Capture
Grab
Clipboard


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