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20 keyboard shortcuts that can make you a more powerful Mac user

Chuck La Tournous | Feb. 13, 2015
If you've used a Mac longer than the span of a typical Hollywood awards show, you probably know that Command-P means print, Command-C means copy, and Command-V means paste. That great--it shows you already have a taste for how keyboard shortcuts can save you time. There are hundreds of keyboard shortcuts for just about anything you can do with a mouse. But shortcuts can be intimidating. They're not always intuitive and they can take a lot of time and practice to commit to "finger memory."

The long and short of shortcuts

The biggest hurdle to becoming proficient with keyboard shortcuts is allowing them to overwhelm you. Even these 20 or so shortcuts may be a lot to absorb at first. But if you start with just a few at a time — or maybe just one of the applications discussed here — you'll soon see that they make you a more efficient Mac user.


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