Keyboard Shortcuts aka Hot Keys
Command + q
= To quit programs or operations.
Command + z = Undo mistakes.
Command + s =To Save
Command + c
Command + v =To Paste
= Help menu
Note: the Command key is also known as "open apple key"
or just apple.
Keyboard Shortcuts aka Hot Keys
CTRL + mouse pointer for pop-up menus. While pressing
the Control (CTRL) key, point the cursor tip on an icon,
disk, or the inside of a window. Keep the Control key pressed
down and a pop-up menu will appear at you cursor tip, with
a list of commands that a specific to that icon, disk, or
. (period) To cancel commands or abort operations.
Delete (the delete key) To delete items.
Command + Dragging
To shift windows diagonally. Mac OS 8.5 or later. You can move inside a window
by holding down the command key and dragging anywhere inside without
having to use the scroll bars.
Command + E
To close a split screen.
Command + Option key
+ Esc To force-quit programs.
Option key + Command To rebuild your desktop. (Solves
a lot of pesky problems missing icons for instance.)
Step 1 Turn the computer on.
Step 2 As it start up, press
and hold the Option and the Command Keys.
Keep them down until the computer asks you whether you want
to "rebuild the desktop." Click OK.
+ w To close a window (Handy for Browser Windows-when you
want to close popups. )
+ Command + w To close all open windows.
Option key + drag-and-drop To drag text or graphic
to another application or document window.
Option key + Empty Trash To dump all trash.
Keyboard Word Processing Spreadsheet
Shortcuts aka Hot keys
Command + L or
R ARROW key = Moves the cursor to end of the
Up or Down ARROW key = Moves the cursor to
the beginning or end of the paragraph.
SHIFT + ARROW Key = Highlights
text in any direction.
HOME key = Go to the beginning
of a line you are on in word processing and spreadsheets.
END key = Go to the end of
the line you are on in word processing and spreadsheets.
Command + HOME
key = Go to the beginning of a page
+ END key =
Go to the end of a page (Note when trying to go to the end
of a page you may go beyond where the actual contents are
because there can be spaces below the contents you can see.
Because of this it is very important when printing a spreadsheet,
for instance, you highlight the contents and print the highlighted
area only. You can accidentally print an entire ream of
blank paper when printing spreadsheets.)
Command + p key
= To print a document
Command + s
key = To save a document
To copy a line (or lines) of text:
First you need to highlight it. There are many ways, one
way is to place your I beam at the beginning of the line
you wish to copy and click to select your insertion point
(blinking cursor). Next hold down the SHIFT key and press the RIGHT ARROW key. This will highlight the desired
text. (Or hold the SHIFT key
down and press the END key. This will highlight the entire
line.) Release the SHIFT key and press the Command + c key.
This copies the text (It is now stored on the clipboard
and can be pasted anywhere in this or another document.)
To Paste it:
Place your I beam and click your mouse once to select
an insertion point (blinking cursor), in your document,
where you wish to your copied text to go (do this with your
arrow keys or click there with your mouse) and press
Paste from your Drop Down Menus:
To Copy: Highlight the
text you wish to copy then Edit Copy.
To Paste: Choose Edit paste.
italic, underline, a highlighted word or line of text:
Command + b
+ i Italic
+ u Underline
If you change your mind you can again depress Command + a character b, i, or u, to restore
your text to it's previous state.
To copy what you see on the screen:
Command + Shift
+ 3 You can take a picture of your screen
(OS 8.5 and above). The picture is stored as a .pic file
on your hard drive.
forget to back up your important personal data!!!
It's not necessary to back up the programs aka applications
that you already have on disk or CD. It is imperative to
backup your personal files. More than one copy on different
disks if they are very important.
Several of the Mac machines do not have floppy disk drives
but they can be purchased from Apple.
- Put a floppy disk in the floppy drive, then open your
document in the program you created it in and save
as to place a spare copy on a your floppy disk.
- On your desktop you can drag your file from the place
it resides on your hard drive to your floppy disk this
action will make a copy to the disk you drag it to without
damaging the original copy.
Deluxe™ Handy file compression programs to help
a large file fit on one floppy disk.
Your Hard Drive: Is where
your programs and personal files are stored.
CD-ROM Drive: Is the
drive that you can play your music CDs or add new programs
to your computer.
Happy Computing: ;>)