General Basic Shortcut Key For Mac OS

General Basic Shortcut Key For Mac OS

Cmd + Click

Open sidebar item in a new tab or window (depending on finder preferences)…

Cmd + 1, Cmd + 2, Cmd + 3, Cmd + 4

Switch finder out views (icon, list, column, cover flow)…

Right Arrow

In list views, expand a folder

Left Arrow

In list view, collaspse a folder…

Press Return or Enter

Rename the selected file/folder…

Cmd + Down Arrow

Go into selected folder or open the selected file…

Cmd + Up Arrow

Go into parent folder…

Cmd + [

Go Back…

Cmd + ]

Go forward…

Tab (Shift + Tab Reerses Direction)

Select the next icon in icon and list views…

Tab (Shift + Tab Reerses Direction)

Alternate columns in column views…

Double + Click Cloumn Divider or The Resize Widget at The Bottom of The Column Divider, Depending on Your Setup

Resize one column to fit the longest file name (column views)…

Option Double + Click Cloumn Divider or The Resize Widget at The Bottom of The Column Divider, Depending on Your Setup

Resize all column to fit their longest file names (column views)…

Cmd + C, Then Cmd + V

Copy and paste file…

Cmd + C, Then Cmd + Option + Shift + V

Copy and paste files exactly (keeps original ownership, permissions, requires admin username, password)…

Cmd + C, Then Cmd + Option + v

Cut and paste files (move files)…

Cmd + Drag File to Disk

Move a file insted of copying (copies to the destination and removes it from the original disk…

Cmd + Opt + Delete

Immediatly delete a file (does not put file in trash)…

Cmd + Delete

Move selected files to the trash (called the recycle bin in windows…

Cmd + Shift + Delete

Empty the trash with warning (like emptying recycle bin in Windows)…

Cmd + Opt + Shift + Delete

Empty the trash with no warning (like emptying recycle bin in Windows)…

Esc

Cancel a drag-n drop action while in the midst of dragging…

Cmd + Opt + I

Show inspector (a single, live refreshing info window)…

Cmd + Z

Undo the last action (such as reneme file, copy file, etc)…

Cmd + Opt + S

Hide/Show sidebar (on the top)…

Cmd + Opt + T

Hide/Show toolbar (on the top) and the sidebar…

Cmd + Drag

Move or remove item in toolbar (at the top of the window) works in most programs…

Press The Spacebar (or Cmd +Y) on a Trackpad Can Also Tap With 3 Fingers

Open quick look (previews most types of files without having to open them)…

Pinch on a Trackpad or Hold Opt While Scrolling, For Images, Hold Option to Zoom 100%

Zoom in/Zoom out quick look (images, PDFs)…

Cmd + F

Find files…

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